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Electric Yellowstone

University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot and partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. The image suggests the plume is even bigger than it appears in earlier images made with earthquake waves.

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DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE

On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in what has been called a “war of annihilation” in Hitler’s quest for world domination and Jewish extermination. The University of Utah’s 2011 Days of Remembrance week will commemorate the Holocaust of World War II with an examination of this tragic invasion, in which hundreds of thousands of lives were lost. The theme is “70 Years Later: Remembering the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union.” Millions of victims, including over 6 million Jews, were murdered by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust.

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Climate Change: Evidence and Options

Glaciers serve as early indicators of climate change. During the last 35 years, Thompson’s research team has recovered ice-core records of climatic and environmental variations from polar regions and low-latitude, high-elevation ice fields from 16 nations.

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