News Clips | August 12, 2021

Anti-Trafficking Charity Operation Underground Railroad Has Another Murky Rescue Story

The anti-trafficking group tells a tale about saving 10 women from sexual slavery and bringing them to the U.S. with the help of Trump’s White House and Tony Robbins. The full story is even stranger.

Best Maker Schools 2021 From Make: And Newsweek

The Maker Movement is all about “learning by doing,” supported by online communities and DIY publications like Make:, by 2,000 shared makerspaces around the world, and by in-person Maker Faire events held in 72 countries (and counting). But DIY doesn’t mean learning alone — the Maker Movement has also been embraced by educators who seek to prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and the arts.

University of Utah health scientists say certain video games improve mental health in older adults

Playing video games might look like a fun way to spend an afternoon. "They get addicting," said Laurie Featherstone, age 60, who lives in Millcreek.

Utah doctor sees another advantage to masks in schools — stopping spread of RSV

Utah seeing early start of respiratory disease even as COVID-19 cases still topping 1,000.

Giant huntsman spider: The world’s largest spider by leg span

Huntsman spider is a large and fast spider that is distributed in warm climates around the world. They are noteworthy in the way they catch their prey.

‘It terrifies me’: Mother of student sues DeSantis over mask rules

As schools start classes across the United States, public health experts warn that the politics around masks could hinder the nation’s fight against Covid-19.

Perseids meteor shower to put on show tonight, this week

If you enjoy star-gazing, and meteor showers in particular, now is the time. NASA says the peak in mid-August, is likely to be one of the most impressive chances to catch the annual Perseids meteor event for several years.