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Qualtrics acquired for $8B, weeks after filing for what would have been biggest IPO in Utah history

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 11th - 7:11pm

Six years ago, Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith said “no” to a half-billion dollar offer for a startup he began in his basement. It appears $8 billion was actually the magic number.

Study: Carnivores' return helps Yellowstone park streams

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 5:27pm

Scientists say the return of wolves and cougars to Yellowstone National Park is helping restore a landscape that was altered in their absence and allowing streams to return to a more natural state.

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 2:45pm

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients.

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 11:06am

Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 6:18am

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline.

High performing Utah school is off the beaten path

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 10th - 9:15pm

Principal Brad Harris, half-apologizing, notes the sign on the wall that declares Belknap Elementary School as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Egypt's newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 10th - 8:36am

A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.

Teacher: Bus drivers evacuated students amid California fire

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 10:49pm

Teachers, aides and bus drivers in Northern California loaded more than 100 school students into cars and school buses as a fast-moving wildfire approached, driving hours through smoke and flames to safely reunite the children with their families, according to one of the teachers who helped get people to safety.

5 new Kickstarter products to get you through ski season

Brooke Nally, Contributor  |  Posted Nov 9th - 2:46pm

Don't be a jerry. Send it down the slopes this season with a few new innovative technologies from Kickstarter — like the self-heating shirt!

Next US astronaut on Russian rocket confident after mishaps

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 9:58am

A U.S. astronaut said Friday she has no qualms about riding a Russian rocket next month despite back-to-back mishaps.

Letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis' rise

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 11:38pm

More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter.

Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 1:43pm

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture.

Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 11:14am

For the past few years, the smartphone industry has been searching for a breakthrough to revive a market mired in an innovation lull and a sales slump. A potential catalyst is on the horizon in the form of flexible screens that can be folded in half without breaking.

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 11:04am

A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost 300,000 pounds ($393,000), while a copy of his doctoral thesis fetched almost 585,000 pounds ($767,000), auctioneer Christie's said Thursday.

The Latest: Abrams campaign says it will fight on

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 6:43am

The Latest on the race for Georgia governor (all times local):

UN researcher calls for Cambodia to speed up trials

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 4:56am

The U.N.'s specially appointed researcher on human rights in Cambodia expressed concern Thursday over the country's use of pre-trial detention and its failure to conduct trials speedily.

Mellanox HDR InfiniBand Solutions Accelerate New Supercomputer for Advanced Research Computing at the University of Michigan

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 7:02am

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its new generation of HDR InfiniBand solutions consisting of ConnectX®-6 adapters, Quantum™ switches, LinkX® cables and software accelerate the new supercomputer at the University of Michigan. The new supercomputer named “Great Lakes” will enhance the university research activities and provide scalable high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure for thousands of users across the university.

Cargo mission to space station is set to launch this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 5:09am

An unmanned cargo rocket is scheduled to blast off this week from Virginia's coast to the International Space Station.

Harvard Medical School receives 'transformational' gift

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 10:39am

Harvard has received a $200 million gift that officials say is the largest in its medical school's 236-year history.

Researchers: 80 percent drop in butterflies in North Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 3:53am

New research shows the number of butterflies and caterpillars in North Florida has been declining substantially over the last decade or so.