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Priceless seeds, sprouts key to Utah's post-wildfire recovery

Priceless seeds, sprouts key to Utah's post-wildfire recovery

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 3:48 p.m.

A massive fire churning through New Mexico highlights the need for collecting more seed, building more nurseries and planting more seedlings. The center is one of only a few such nurseries in the U.S.
Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 8:36 a.m.

Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. The best available evidence points to a fairly common stomach bug.
How this Utah company went from basement offices to becoming a big e-learning business

How this Utah company went from basement offices to becoming a big e-learning business

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 8:21 a.m.

Andrew Scivally started eLearning Brothers out of his basement. Now, his learning and development products support over 90% of Fortune 500 companies.
Twitter will now label and suppress misinformation surrounding armed conflict and other crises

Twitter will now label and suppress misinformation surrounding armed conflict and other crises

Brian Fung, CNN Business  |  Posted May 19 - 12:30 p.m.

Twitter will now apply warning labels to — and cease recommending — claims that outside experts have identified as misinformation during fast-moving times of crisis, the social media company said Thursday.
FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 1:31 p.m.

U.S. regulators have authorized a COVID-19 vaccine booster for healthy children ages 5 to 11.
Whale shark study finds collisions with large vessels may be factor in population decline

Whale shark study finds collisions with large vessels may be factor in population decline

Michael Lee  |  Posted May 17 - 9:37 a.m.

A new U.K. study is pointing to collisions with large marine vessels as a possible reason for the yearslong decline in whale shark populations.
Here's what you need to know about the new buy now, pay later apps

Here's what you need to know about the new buy now, pay later apps

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 15 - 6:34 p.m.

The emerging digital take on once ubiquitous layaway plans are really just app-based reboots, but it's a payment choice that can lead to harsh consequences for the unwary.
A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red on Sunday. Here's how to watch

A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red on Sunday. Here's how to watch

Megan Marples and Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted May 15 - 11:50 a.m.

May's full moon will have stargazers seeing red.
Utah Tech University rebranding itself after ditching 'Dixie' name — here's the new look

Utah Tech University rebranding itself after ditching 'Dixie' name — here's the new look

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 11:11 a.m.

What was once Dixie State University will officially be known as Utah Tech University on July 1. The university on Sunday released its new logo and branding.
Cold, hard, sanitary cash? BYU study finds going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was 'useless'

Cold, hard, sanitary cash? BYU study finds going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was 'useless'

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 2:12 p.m.

To fight the spread of COVID-19, many businesses began encouraging transactions with credit cards. Now, a BYU study says those cards are actually worse for carrying the coronavirus.
No sea serpents, mobsters but Lake Tahoe trash divers strike gold

No sea serpents, mobsters but Lake Tahoe trash divers strike gold

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 13 - 8:02 p.m.

Scuba divers at Lake Tahoe are sorting through their haul after an unprecedented, yearlong effort to remove litter from the alpine lake's entire 72 miles of shoreline atop the Sierra Nevada.
Have You Seen This? 1989 wasn't too far off on the home of the future

Have You Seen This? 1989 wasn't too far off on the home of the future

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 4:53 p.m.

There are some things the BBC nailed about homes in 2020 all the way back in 1989.
Uber to test delivering food with robots

Uber to test delivering food with robots

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted May 13 - 3:29 p.m.

Uber is the latest company to try delivering food to people's homes with robots.
Is Gmail marking messages from Republicans as spam? Google says it's based on user behavior, not bias

Is Gmail marking messages from Republicans as spam? Google says it's based on user behavior, not bias

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Updated May 12 - 3:10 p.m.

Politicians like to accuse social media platforms of having political or ideological biases, but the real culprit in Big Tech might be your email provider.
Plants have been grown in lunar soil for the first time

Plants have been grown in lunar soil for the first time

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Updated May 12 - 1:40 p.m.

Scientists have grown plants in lunar soil using samples collected during the Apollo missions to the moon. This is the first time plants have been sprouted and grown on Earth in soil from another celestial body.
Scientists unveil image of 'gentle giant' black hole at Milky Way's center

Scientists unveil image of 'gentle giant' black hole at Milky Way's center

Will Dunham, Reuters  |  Posted May 12 - 8:38 a.m.

Scientists on Thursday provided the first look at what they called the "gentle giant" lurking at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, unveiling an image of a supermassive black hole that devours any matter wandering within its gargantuan gravitational pull.
Utah's Kennecott now mining rare but critical element for renewable energy

Utah's Kennecott now mining rare but critical element for renewable energy

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 6:04 p.m.

The mining of tellurium puts Rio Tinto Kennecott in an exclusive group as one of only two U.S. producers of the critical mineral used in advanced thin-film photovoltaic solar panels.
Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 9:28 a.m.

A team of researchers at the University of Utah John A. Moran Eye Center have succeeded in reviving neurons and communication between human donor eyes.
Can't touch this: Apple is discontinuing its last iPod model

Can't touch this: Apple is discontinuing its last iPod model

Catherine Thorbecke, CNN Business  |  Posted May 10 - 9:59 p.m.

Apple said Tuesday it would discontinue production of the last iPod model it still sells, effectively bringing an end to the iconic product line that helped usher in a new era for the music industry and the tech giant.
Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's ban of Donald Trump

Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's ban of Donald Trump

Matt O'Brien, Kelvin Chan and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted May 10 - 3:47 p.m.

Elon Musk said he will reverse Twitter's permanent ban of former President Donald Trump if the Tesla CEO follows through with his plan to buy the social media company.
Netflix tells employees ads may appear by end of 2022

Netflix tells employees ads may appear by end of 2022

Akash Sriram, Reuters  |  Posted May 10 - 2:22 p.m.

Netflix could introduce its lower-priced ad-supported subscription plan by the end of the year, earlier than originally planned, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
Look at the first picture from the successor to the Hubble space telescope

Look at the first picture from the successor to the Hubble space telescope

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 9 - 7:40 p.m.

Launched last December, the $10 billion Webb is the largest and most powerful astronomical observatory ever sent into space. It will seek light emitted by the first stars and galaxies close to 14 billion years ago, and keep a sharp lookout for possible signs of life.
Biden announces program offering discounted internet service

Biden announces program offering discounted internet service

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Updated May 9 - 1:33 p.m.

President Joe Biden announced Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted services to people with low incomes.
'Be a doer. Don't just doomscroll': How people in depressing jobs find productivity, resilience

'Be a doer. Don't just doomscroll': How people in depressing jobs find productivity, resilience

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted May 8 - 9:50 p.m.

Many climate scientists share a sense of optimism with professionals in other tough jobs like emergency room doctors and researchers who study Alzheimer's disease even as they chronicle a world losing its protective balance with the sun. Psychologists say how those experts cope may help us in a world that seems to be going off the rails.
Flying under the radar: Southern Utah bats get their annual checkup by area biologists

Flying under the radar: Southern Utah bats get their annual checkup by area biologists

Ammon Teare, St. George News  |  Posted May 8 - 10:18 a.m.

In a cave system shaped by tectonic forces cracking ancient limestone, conditions are ideal to host one of the largest known bat colonies in Southern Utah.
Elon Musk and Tesla's quiet success with a cobalt-free EV battery

Elon Musk and Tesla's quiet success with a cobalt-free EV battery

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 7 - 7:12 a.m.

Four years ago, Elon Musk declared that his Tesla vehicles were going to have batteries that were cobalt-free.
SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites

SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 6 - 4:29 p.m.

SpaceX has returned four astronauts from the International Space Station with a midnight splashdown off the Florida coast. Friday's homecoming for the three Americans and one German caps the busiest month yet for Elon Musk's space taxi service.
Musk's $44B buyout of Twitter faces antitrust review

Musk's $44B buyout of Twitter faces antitrust review

Diane Bartz and Tiyashi Datta, Reuters  |  Posted May 5 - 1:29 p.m.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is reviewing Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover of Twitter, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing a person familiar with the deal.
Tired of ads for booze, weight loss or dating? Google now lets you limit promos on sensitive topics

Tired of ads for booze, weight loss or dating? Google now lets you limit promos on sensitive topics

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 3 - 7:53 p.m.

Untimely and unexpected internet ads can be more than just minor annoyances. Pop-up promos for weight loss programs hit those with body image issues especially hard, as do ads about betting sites for people trying to overcome gambling addictions.
Musk says he wants to boost Twitter use from 'niche' to most Americans

Musk says he wants to boost Twitter use from 'niche' to most Americans

Benjamin Kellerman and Alicia Powell, Reuters  |  Posted May 3 - 11:05 a.m.

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday he wants to expand the reach of Twitter beyond the current "niche" until most Americans use the social media platform.
As Elon Musk's Twitter plans emerge, is a mass employee exodus coming?

As Elon Musk's Twitter plans emerge, is a mass employee exodus coming?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 2 - 5:58 p.m.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised finance partners he'd slash costs, juice revenues and bring in new leadership in order to secure the funding to back his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter earlier this month.
The James Webb Space Telescope is fully aligned and ready to observe the universe

The James Webb Space Telescope is fully aligned and ready to observe the universe

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted May 1 - 9:08 p.m.

The James Webb Space Telescope is ready to observe the universe.
Google tests technology to help Utah athletes with blindness exercise unassisted

Google tests technology to help Utah athletes with blindness exercise unassisted

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 1 - 8:36 p.m.

Utah athletes living with blindness put their trust in sighted counterparts to guide them as they run. Google is developing technology that could allow these runners to exercise independently.
Moderna says its vaccine for ages under 6 will be ready for US review in June

Moderna says its vaccine for ages under 6 will be ready for US review in June

Doina Chiacu, Reuters  |  Posted May 1 - 6:20 p.m.

Moderna's vaccine could be the first to win U.S. approval for children under the age of 5. Pfizer also expects to have its vaccine data for children under 6 ready by the June review.
An algorithm that screens for child neglect raises concerns

An algorithm that screens for child neglect raises concerns

Sally Ho and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted May 1 - 10:32 a.m.

Around the country, as child welfare agencies use or consider algorithmic tools, an AP review has identified a number of concerns about the technology, including questions about its reliability and its potential to harden racial disparities in the child welfare system.
NASA confirms largest comet to date – not headed to Earth

NASA confirms largest comet to date – not headed to Earth

Dane Dickerson, Associated Press  |  Posted April 30 - 10:33 a.m.

Comet C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein) is the next big thing in astronomy news. This behemoth spans 80 miles across and weighs approximately 500 trillion tons, making it the most enormous known comet in existence.
Travel plans? Check out these 5 crowdfunded travel gadgets

Travel plans? Check out these 5 crowdfunded travel gadgets

Brooke Nally for KSL.com  |  Posted April 29 - 11:54 a.m.

If you have travel plans, here are a few great new items currently being crowdfunded by the people for the people.
Your dog's personality may have little to do with its breed

Your dog's personality may have little to do with its breed

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Updated April 29 - 10:38 a.m.

A new study has found that many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of dogs aren't supported by science. The researchers surveyed more than 18,000 dog owners and analyzed the genomes of about 2,150 of their dogs to look for patterns.
Feds look to repopulate frog species once believed to be extinct in Utah, Southwest

Feds look to repopulate frog species once believed to be extinct in Utah, Southwest

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 28 - 11:59 a.m.

Biologists once believed the relict leopard frog had gone extinct. It's now prime for a big comeback
Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted April 28 - 6:46 a.m.

Moderna is asking U.S. regulators to open its COVID-19 vaccine to the nation's youngest children.
SpaceX launches 4 astronauts for NASA after private flight

SpaceX launches 4 astronauts for NASA after private flight

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated April 27 - 3:13 p.m.

SpaceX has launched four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA Wednesday, less than two days after completing a flight chartered by millionaires.
Apple will now sell you parts to fix your own iPhone

Apple will now sell you parts to fix your own iPhone

Catherine Thorbecke, CNN Business  |  Updated April 27 - 12:11 p.m.

Apple has officially opened its self-service repair store, which provides manuals and parts for users seeking do-it-yourself fixes for their iPhones.
Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44B and will privatize company

Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44B and will privatize company

Tom Krisher and Matt O'Brien, Associated Press   |  Updated April 25 - 8:53 p.m.

Elon Musk reached an agreement to buy Twitter for roughly $44 billion on Monday, promising a more lenient touch to policing content on the social media platform where he — the world's richest person — promotes his interests, attacks critics and opines on a wide range of issues to more than 83 million followers.
First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home

First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home

Steve Gorman, Reuters  |  Posted April 24 - 8:37 p.m.

The first all-private astronaut team ever to fly aboard the International Space Station departed the orbiting outpost on Sunday to begin a descent back to Earth, capping a two-week science mission hailed as a milestone in commercial spaceflight.
Lehi-based augmented reality tech company brings businesses into the metaverse

Lehi-based augmented reality tech company brings businesses into the metaverse

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted April 24 - 1:11 p.m.

SeekXR, an augmented reality company based in Lehi, is aiming to use its 3D imaging company to bring companies into the metaverse using its tech.
Twitter bans ads that contradict science on climate change

Twitter bans ads that contradict science on climate change

Associated Press  |  Posted April 23 - 4:53 p.m.

Twitter says it will no longer allow advertisers on its site who deny the scientific consensus on climate change. The company said in a statement outlining its new policy that "ads shouldn't detract from important conversations about the climate crisis."
Callery pears: A stinky invader 'worse than murder hornets'

Callery pears: A stinky invader 'worse than murder hornets'

Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted April 21 - 8:36 p.m.

Stinky but handsome and widely popular landscape trees have spawned aggressive invaders, creating thickets that overwhelm native plants and sport nasty four-inch spikes.
'And I'll write your name': Taylor Swift inspires entomologist to name new millipede species after the megastar

'And I'll write your name': Taylor Swift inspires entomologist to name new millipede species after the megastar

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Updated April 20 - 9:52 p.m.

Taylor Swift has countless Grammys and American Music Awards, but this new honor will be a first for the global pop star.
Energy shift creates opening for 'world's largest batteries'

Energy shift creates opening for 'world's largest batteries'

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted April 20 - 8:43 a.m.

A question is hovering over the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy such as wind and solar: What happens when the wind doesn't blow or the sun doesn't shine? The hydropower industry says the answer is developing more pumped storage plants.
How an innovative wheelchair helps this man stand tall

How an innovative wheelchair helps this man stand tall

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted April 18 - 6:21 a.m.

Utah-based Matia Robotics is working to improve the mobility and health of people who use wheelchairs or face walking challenges with a novel electric-powered stand-up wheelchair.
Chinese astronauts land after 6 months on space station

Chinese astronauts land after 6 months on space station

The Associated Press  |  Posted April 16 - 11:01 a.m.

Three Chinese astronauts have returned to Earth after six months aboard China's newest space station in the longest crewed mission to date for its ambitious space program.
Fuel leak thwarts NASA's dress rehearsal for Artemis moon rocket

Fuel leak thwarts NASA's dress rehearsal for Artemis moon rocket

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated April 14 - 9:35 p.m.

NASA's latest attempt to fuel its huge moon rocket for a countdown test was thwarted by a hazardous hydrogen leak Thursday.
Lots of broadband money, but US expansion finds speed bumps

Lots of broadband money, but US expansion finds speed bumps

Wilson Ring and Mark Gillispie, Associated Press   |  Updated April 13 - 3:08 p.m.

Congress has appropriated tens of billions of dollars for a variety of programs to help fill the digital gap exposed by the pandemic, but some say supply chain issues, labor shortages and geographic constraints will slow the rollout.
Lawsuit accuses Elon Musk of breaking law while buying Twitter stock

Lawsuit accuses Elon Musk of breaking law while buying Twitter stock

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted April 12 - 9:17 p.m.

Elon Musk's huge Twitter investment took a new twist Tuesday with the filing of a lawsuit alleging that the colorful billionaire illegally delayed disclosing his big stake in the social media company so he could buy more shares at lower prices.
Your personality can protect or age your brain, study finds

Your personality can protect or age your brain, study finds

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted April 12 - 9:10 a.m.

Certain personality traits may be a key factor in whether people develop mild cognitive impairment later in life, a new study found.
Elon Musk drops plans to join Twitter board, deletes weekend tweets

Elon Musk drops plans to join Twitter board, deletes weekend tweets

Abinaya V and Nivedita Balu, Reuters  |  Posted April 11 - 12:19 p.m.

Elon Musk rejected Twitter's offer to join its board, an abrupt turn even as he suggested ideas in a barrage of tweets.
Man caught a venomous 'blue dragon' sea slug along the Texas coast

Man caught a venomous 'blue dragon' sea slug along the Texas coast

Megan Marples, CNN   |  Posted April 11 - 10:13 a.m.

A man and woman on vacation in Texas spotted a tiny blue and white creature no longer than an inch clinging to a rock.
Musk polls followers on converting Twitter HQ to homeless shelter; Bezos likes idea

Musk polls followers on converting Twitter HQ to homeless shelter; Bezos likes idea

Reuters  |  Posted April 11 - 8:11 a.m.

Two of the world's richest people are pitching in ideas to tackle the issue of homelessness, suggesting that Twitter Inc convert its headquarters to a shelter home.
Accounts deceivable: Email scam costliest type of cybercrime

Accounts deceivable: Email scam costliest type of cybercrime

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted April 10 - 10:37 p.m.

Business Email Compromise scams involve criminals hacking into email accounts, pretending to be someone they're not and fooling victims into sending money where it doesn't belong.