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Firm wants to recover the Titanic's iconic telegraph machine

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:10pm

The salvage firm that has plucked silverware, china and gold coins from the wreckage of the Titanic now wants to recover the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Machine that transmitted the doomed ship's increasingly frantic distress calls.

Apple may soon let you choose Google Maps and Gmail as your default iPhone apps

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:01pm

Apple may be about to give its customers a lot more control over their iPhones and iPads.

Computer scientist who pioneered 'copy' and 'paste' has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:01pm

Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste,” has died. He was 74.

Utah company's biocontainment units help US coronavirus patients come home

Merritt Jewel,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:13am

Americans infected with the coronavirus were evacuated from Japan back to the United States in biocontainment units made in Ogden.

Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite

Matt O'Brien and Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:09am

Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China?

Virus limits next Tokyo Olympic test event to Japanese-only

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:06am

A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this month that would have involved some non-Japanese athletes is being revamped because of fear of the spreading virus from China.

'Black in Space' looks at final frontier of civil rights

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:18pm

In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. McNair was black.

Claws of health? Lobster blood could play role in new drugs

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:34am

Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs.

Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:51am

Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale.

Virologist: Tokyo Olympics probably couldn't be held now

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:24am

A respected Japanese virologist on Wednesday said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spreading virus from Wuhan, China.

'Silicon Slopes is all of Utah': Organization announces new southeastern Utah chapter

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:00pm

Silicon Slopes launched a new chapter in Carbon and Emery counties in a bid to build "homegrown companies" by "homegrown entrepreneurs."

SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:48am

SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year.

Did dinosaur blood run hot or cold? Their eggshells may hold a clue

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:33am

The image of cold-blooded, scaly, reptilian dinosaurs imprinted in our imaginations by movies like "Jurassic Park" may be inaccurate.

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

Maria Cheng and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:01am

As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to become an incubator for a new virus instead of an isolation facility meant to prevent the worsening of an outbreak.

Utah cases show how scammers defraud the elderly

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:56pm

An 86-year-old Sanpete County man thought he had won not one, but two multimillion-dollar sweepstakes.

Mexico scientist accused as Russian spy held without bail

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:13pm

A Mexican scientist accused of spying for Russia in Miami will be detained without bail for now, a federal judge decided Friday.

EPA will regulate two toxic chemicals in drinking water

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:11pm

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to regulate two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds in the drinking water amid growing concerns the chemicals found in everything from pizza boxes to carpet pose a health hazard.

Russia will replace 2 cosmonauts set for launch to space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:12pm

Russia's space agency said Wednesday that two cosmonauts scheduled to launch to the International Space Station will be replaced with alternates for medical reasons.

Scientist nabbed for Russia spying is Mexico hometown hero

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:04am

A Mexican microbiologist accused of spying for Russia in Miami is considered a benefactor in his native state of Oaxaca, the mayor of his hometown said Wednesday, and he holds positions with at least two prominent universities.