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Technology hurting relationships, raising depression and anxiety, USU study says

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 20th - 7:21am

A recent Utah State University study showed that too much technology can hurt our most important relationships while raising our levels of anxiety and depression.

Spain has permits to build giant telescope blocked in Hawaii

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 5:50am

The director of a Spanish research center said Wednesday that a giant telescope, costing $1.4 billion, is one step nearer to being built on the Canary Islands in the event an international consortium gives up its plans to build it in Hawaii.

Botanists scour aging orchards for long-lost apple varieties

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 11:07pm

The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a vibrant gold.

AMA calls for total ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 6:45pm

the recent U.S. outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping. Most of those sickened said they vaped THC, the high-inducing ingredient in marijuana, not nicotine. Officials believe a thickening agent used in black market THC vaping products may be a culprit.

California puts brakes on fracking permits in oil crackdown

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 2:50pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom cracked down on oil producers Tuesday, halting approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them and temporarily banning new wells using another drilling method that regulators believe is linked to one of the largest spills in state history.

Utah tech company Canopy lays off about 60% of workforce in 9 months

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 19th - 2:31pm

Local tech company Canopy has cut about 60% of its workforce over the last nine months, according to an emailed statement from the corporation.

'Designer babies' could be just two years away, expert claims

Jack Guy, CNN  |  Posted Nov 19th - 1:17pm

Genetically-modified babies are "highly desirable" to help protect people from disease and could be created ethically within two years, according to a new scientific paper.

Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:11pm

The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet (0.76 meters). In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested.

WeWork braces for mass layoffs this week

Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN  |  Posted Nov 18th - 3:20pm

One month after WeWork's former CEO, Adam Neumman, received a massive payout despite all but running the company into the ground, more than 12,000 global staffers are bracing for mass layoffs this week.

US asks federal judge to toss out Nevada plutonium lawsuit

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 2:00pm

The federal government wants a judge to reject Nevada’s request for a court order to remove weapons-grade plutonium from a site north of Las Vegas, arguing that officials have already promised that no more will be shipped to the state.

Judge denies DNA testing sought 13 years post-execution

Adrian Sainz and Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 11:08pm

The daughter of a man executed 13 years ago for murder does not have legal standing to seek DNA testing of evidence in the case, a Memphis judge ruled Monday, but the judge also said the ruling wasn’t based on the merits of the claims.

Long-term, intermittent fasting increases survival rate of heart patients, Utah researchers say

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:26pm

Research by Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute presented to American Heart Association.

Possible meteor outburst this week worth a look up

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:44am

Scientists are predicting a rare meteor outburst this week that may be brief but incredibly intense.

Obama talks climate change, inequality at green conference

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:38am

Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that addressing global economic inequality is key to fighting climate change.

Parents upset students opened child-proof bottles at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 2:15pm

Parents of students at a northern Illinois elementary school are angry after an older student led an experiment that asked their children to open child-proof medicine bottles.

YA favorite Christopher Paolini writes science fiction novel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 10:47am

Christopher Paolini’s next book isn’t only for young people.

Trustees approve new degree program for UW

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:31am

The University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees has approved a new computer science education certificate program that will help Wyoming K-12 teachers become qualified to teach computer science curriculum.

Snooze cruise: Study sees future for hibernating astronauts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 5:55am

The European Space Agency says putting astronauts into a state of suspended animation could make it easier to reach other planets.

Italian police smash cross-border antiquities trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 4:12am

Italian police have broken up a cross-border criminal gang illicitly trafficking in archaeological artifacts clandestinely excavated in southern Italy for export abroad, authorities said Monday.