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Budding scientist and refugee gets research opportunity at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:33pm

A young woman from a country dealing with political instability and violence got the opportunity to study at the Huntsman Cancer Institute as part of a 10-week mentorship through the PathMakers program.

Should Utah stop police facial recognition searches of drivers’ photos?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:34pm

State lawmakers are considering pushing the pause button on police agencies doing facial recognition searches on Utahns’ driver’s license photos.

Salt Lake, New York to become 'test beds' for research like 5G, FCC says

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:39pm

Salt Lake and New York are about to become "test beds" for advanced wireless technologies like 5G.

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:33pm

When Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues. The idea seemed tone deaf, to say the least.

The US Navy just confirmed these UFO videos are the real deal

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:50am

The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don't know what the objects are, they're not indulging any hints either.

SpaceX wants to beam internet across the American South by late 2020

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted Sep 17th - 2:36pm

SpaceX wants to become one of the world's largest internet providers by deploying a constellation of thousands of satellites to beam broadband from space. And it wants to get it done fast.

AP Photos: Saving Jamaica's coral, an undersea labor of love

David Phillip, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:06am

The tropical turquoise waters near the coast of Jamaica are beautiful and inviting, but they disguise the devastation that lurks beneath. After flipping backwards off a small wooden boat and diving toward the ocean floor, the damage comes into full view. The landscape looks like an underwater desert, with nothing but sand and rocks visible — no fish in sight. But swim a little farther and pieces of regenerating staghorn coral appear, strung out on a line, waiting to be tied onto rocks in an effort to repair the damage done to reefs by man and nature. Diver Everton Simpson kicks up some sand as he moves closer to the coral nursery and harvests some of the precious crop to be transplanted in a protected area. As he clears an area for the new coral and ties it to its new home, the current propels him back and forth, making the delicate process seem akin to trying to thread a needle on a roller coaster. The years of care that Simpson has devoted to trying to bring back Jamaica's coral reefs are shown by the cuts on his hands as he painstakingly works to transplant the new coral. One day, he and the other Jamaicans doing this work hope, the coral and fish will fully return and match the beauty of the water above.

Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding worldwide

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:52am

A growing number of countries are following China’s lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens, according to a research group’s report published Tuesday.

Greece: Oxygen-starved fish dying in drought-hit lake

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:26am

Tens of thousands of dead fish have been found on the banks of a lake in a protected nature reserve in northern Greece after high temperatures and drought conditions caused a severe drop in water levels.

From DNA, scientists create skull of Neanderthal cousin

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:02am

Scientists say they've deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA.

California looks for ways to preserve environmental clout

Adam Beam and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:34pm

A California lawmaker wants the state to stop helping people buy electric cars from companies that refuse to follow the state's emission standards.

Feds propose major habitat protections for killer whales

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:05pm

U.S. protections for the waters that a group of endangered orcas call home could soon expand beyond the Seattle area to encompass much of the West Coast.

Residents ask state to test falling particles near TVA plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:47am

Some residents living near a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee have asked the state to investigate unidentified particles they say are coating their homes.

NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing by astronauts

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:28am

A top NASA manager is casting doubt on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024.

AP-NORC Poll: Americans somewhat confident in climate fight

Seth Borenstein and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:00am

A new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows Americans are at least somewhat confident that the world will step up in its fight against global warming.

StackState Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner

Newswire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:30am

from finance, telecom, to managed service providers — and includes global enterprises like IBM Global Services, Vodafone, KPN Telecom, and ABN AMRO Bank, as well as local innovators, such as NS International and Schuberg Philis​

Rare California trout species returns to native habitat

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:03pm

For the first time in nearly a century, a California trout species will swim in a mountain creek that is its native habitat — a milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population and removal of its threatened status.

University of California to dump fossil fuel investments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:21pm

The University of California is dumping fossil fuel investments from its nearly $84 billion pension and endowment funds, calling them a financial risk.

Mississippi researchers nurse, study rare injured whale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:49pm

Veterinarians say a rare whale with shark bite wounds found stranded along the Mississippi coast is showing signs of improvement.