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Parents spend as much time on screens as their teens, study shows

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:35pm

If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.

Facebook, 3 other tech giants setting up database for terrorist content

Jethro Mullen, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:48am

Four of the world's biggest tech companies are collaborating to crack down on terrorist content on their platforms.

Utah company debuts all-electric big rig prototype

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:37pm

The Nikola One full-size semitrailer uses a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries with energy supplied by a hydrogen fuel cell that gives the truck an estimated range of 800 to 1,200 miles.

Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:36pm

The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed.

Russia: Space ship malfunctions, breaks up over Siberia

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 10:26pm

An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship heading to the International Space Station broke up in the atmosphere over Siberia on Thursday due to an unspecified malfunction, the Russian space agency said.

Should iPhone fence sitters buy the new 7 or wait until next year?

Mike Stapley, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 11:30am

Apple fans may find next year's iPhone a better bet, as the 10th anniversary model promises big surprises.

NASA spacecraft embarks on ring-skimming mission at Saturn

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 7:34pm

Consider it a cosmic carousel with countless rings up for grabs.

Review: 4 Days with the 2016 Fiat 500X

Mike Stapley, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:40am

The Fiat 500X is an affordable and sporty crossover that offers retro design and fantastic Italian sound.

U. study: Religious thoughts trigger reward systems like love

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:44pm

Researchers put 19 recently-returned Mormon missionaries through an MRI machine to investigate how spiritual experiences affected their brain.

Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:36pm

Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant's exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed "a nuclear wound."

Get ready to build! Hands-on toys that teach are hot items

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 4:28pm

Toys that teach aren't a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen.

5 STEM activities you can do at home with 6 supplies or less

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 12:45pm

You don’t need many supplies or expenses to teach STEM. STEM educators Mindy Hiatt, Susan Jeppesen and Carrie Rogers-Whitehead have brought together some simple activities with six supplies or less that you can do at home.

US military prepares for the next frontier: Space war

Jim Sciutto, CNN  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 7:04pm

Since man first explored space, it has been a largely peaceful environment. But now US adversaries are deploying weapons beyond Earth's atmosphere, leading the US military to prepare for the frightening prospect of war in space.

New app allows locals to track amount of fresh powder skied

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:41pm

Ski Utah has teamed up with SNOCRU to roll out an exciting new feature on its mobile app. Keep reading to find out more about the app's new powder tracking feature.

NY explorers find 1872 shipwreck of rare Great Lakes vessel

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 10:02am

The 144-year-old shipwreck of a rare sailing vessel that typically wasn't used for long voyages on the Great Lakes has been found in deep water off Lake Ontario's New York shore, according to two underwater explorers.

Thanksgiving in space: Turkey, green beans and football

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 7:38pm

Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station.

Smartphones could charge in seconds, last for a week with new battery alternative

Natalie Crofts, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 8:21pm

A phone with a battery that lasts for a week and only takes seconds to charge may sound too good to be true, but a team of scientists say they have designed a working supercapacitor that can do just that.

Is that you, Snapchat? Instagram rolls out ephemeral messages

Selena Larson, CNN  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 8:01am

Instagram is going after Snapchat again, but this time it's targeting its core concept.

Get used to heat records; study predicts far more in future

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 8:28pm

The United States is already setting twice as many daily heat records as cold records, but a new study predicts that will get a lot more lopsided as man-made climate change worsens.

Where are the women in computer science? 3 local professionals weigh in

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 11:58am

Women earn 57 percent of undergraduate degrees, but only 18 percent of degrees in computer and information sciences, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. What causes this gap?