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SLC endorses social media tool that connects neighborhoods

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 10:33pm

Social media is known for its ability to connect people throughout the globe, but Salt Lake City launched an initiative Monday to support using social media as a connection between neighbors.

Hand-held X-Ray device making dental scans easier

Ed Yeates  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 7:00pm

A new-generation hand-held X-ray device is allowing dental offices and, soon, hospitals greater flexibility in diagnosing patients and taking routine scans.

Facebook introduces new shopping features

Hope King, CNNmoney  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 2:32pm

Facebook has been testing all kinds of ways to get people to buy stuff on its platform, and it added yet another coal to the fire on Monday.

Video: Intense speeds, turns at Utah's 1st official drone race

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 12:15pm

Speedy drones faced off Saturday at the first official Road to the Utah Cup Drone Race. Pilots guided their drones along courses marked with cones and flags, zipping around trees and other obstacles.

China creating world's largest radio telescope

Euan McKirdy CNN  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 8:35am

A massive engineering and scientific project in China is expected to take us one step closer in our quest to discover if we are truly alone in the universe.

Science as art: U. research featured in European museum

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 11th - 8:28pm

When U. cell biologist Jody Rosenblatt organized the Research as Art contest last year, she received 80 submissions from places she "didn't even know existed."

'Doomsday' asteroid passes Earth without incident

Jareen Imam, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 9:18pm

Good news Earthlings, we survived a "potential" asteroid collision. It's the second time in the past few weeks that Earth stubbornly refused to cease to exist.

5 of the most common spiders in Utah

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 7:15pm

When you spot a spider, do you take the time to figure out what kind it is?

Pluto's blue skies, water ice revealed in new photos

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 11:45am

New photos of everyone's favorite dwarf planet continue to dazzle researchers back on Earth.

Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s

Roxana Hegeman, AP  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:14am

Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed.

Could elephants' 'superhero' cancer gene protect humans too?

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:59pm

Why do elephants almost never get cancer? That mystery prompted three years of research on elephant blood from Hogle Zoo and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The results of the study look very promising for humans.

Local filmmaker introduces 'iPhone 6 Plus Plus' in parody video

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:30pm

Think the new iPhone 6s Plus isn't big enough? Enter the iPhone 6 "Plus Plus."

Stephen Hawking answers questions on Reddit AMA

Hope King, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:45am

Stephen Hawking is a romantic.

Sexual activity outside window of ovulation increases fertility, study says

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 9:11am

Engaging in sexual activity boosts a woman's immune system, in turn increasing their chances of getting pregnant, according to a new study.

Is 'phantom data' to blame for cell phone data drain?

Torin Koos  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:48pm

With smartphones in hand and demand for streaming services exploding, you might be left with budget-busting cellphone bills – and don't know why. KSL Investigators uncovered a couple cell phone settings to check before an epic Netflix binge.

Life-sized cardboard Lexus hits the road (slowly)

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 11:49am

Lexus' new origami-inspired car puts all those homemade cardboard vehicles from your childhood to shame.

Why passwords won't keep you safe without MFA

Ben Hutchins, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 11:45am

Passwords provide a false sense of security. Just ask the half of American adults that were hacked in 2014. But there is a way to fight back. It's called MFA — multi-factor authentication.

Is mental 'boot camp' the answer for concussion victims?

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:42pm

A clinic in Provo is claiming remarkable success in treating the long-term effects of concussions. A patient whose brain was scrambled in a freak accident said the one-week mental boot camp at Cognitive FX has made a profound difference.

Thousands of unedited Apollo photos now available online

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 12:25pm

All images snapped by astronauts during NASA's Apollo missions are now available online, including candid shots of astronauts inside their spacecrafts and on the moon.

Farmer finds woolly mammoth bones in Michigan field

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 7:59pm

James Bristle and a friend were digging in his southern Michigan soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud. Instead, it was part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.