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Iceland to keep hunting up to 2,130 whales over 5 years

Egill Bjarnason, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:37pm

Iceland's whaling industry will be allowed to keep hunting whales for at least another five years, killing up to 2,130 baleen whales under a new quota issued by the government.

Report: Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:13pm

Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook without users' consent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

NASA, SpaceX OK 1st test flight of crew capsule next week

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:59pm

NASA and SpaceX on Friday approved a first test flight next week of the new commercial Dragon capsule designed for crew.

8 U. startups transforming the face of entrepreneurship in Utah

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:35pm

As of 2019, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has helped facilitate the launch of many startups with more incoming. Here are some of the most exciting small businesses emerging from the University of Utah this year.

Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:39am

Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reached space for a second time in a test flight over California on Friday, climbing higher and faster than before while also carrying a crewmember to evaluate the long-awaited passenger experience.

Cone snail venom may improve diabetes treatment, U. study says

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:02am

University of Utah Health researchers have been investigating the function of cone snail insulin, which they believe can be used as a faster-acting form of insulin to treat diabetes.

Tiny tyrannosaur fossil discovery changes the dinosaur timeline

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:17am

Tyrannosaurus rex wasn't always the king of the dinosaurs. Before they became towering predators, tyrannosaurs started out much smaller, and a newly discovered fossil is helping fill the gap between those two extremes.

Renowned psychiatrist facing malpractice lawsuits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:35am

Two more patients of Dr. Keith Ablow have filed lawsuits against the renowned Massachusetts psychiatrist alleging he pressured them into sexual relationships.

The Latest: Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:48pm

The Latest on Thursday night's SpaceX launch carrying Israel's privately funded lunar lander (all times local):

Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:58pm

A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

YouTube takes action as advertisers leave following concerns pedophiles exploited the platform

Oliver Darcy, CNN Business  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:15pm

YouTube said on Thursday it has taken aggressive action after a video creator accused the platform of aiding pedophiles in finding clips of young girls. The statement comes as major companies, including AT&T, Nestle and Epic Games, announced they are pausing advertising on YouTube over the concerns.

A cancer drug might be useful in treating traumatic brain injuries, U. researchers say

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:21am

Researchers at the University of Utah and University of Washington have published a study indicating that a drug traditionally used to treat cancer may be useful in mitigating the effects of traumatic brain injuries.

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:42am

An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:54am

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.

Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:04am

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg led a march of thousands of Belgian students who are skipped classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels and draw more attention to fighting climate change.

Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:31pm

A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

Hurricanes create natural climate change labs in Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:02pm

The hurricanes that pounded Puerto Rico in 2017, blasting away most of its forest cover, may give scientists clues to how the world will respond to climate change and increasingly severe weather.

Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

Kevin Freking and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:23pm

The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:04pm

A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

Team to review uranium exposure risk at Grand Canyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:41pm

An investigative team from state and federal agencies will visit Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona over concerns about uranium exposure.