News Clips for Aug. 10-12, 2019

Those early to bed and early to rise more common than you might think, Utah study says

The early bird may get the worm, but is it worth it? Answers to that question will likely vary depending on whom you ask, but for those with advanced sleep phase syndrome, sleeping in isn't an option.


IF A LEADING candidate for mayor gets his way, residents of Salt Lake City may soon be able to drop their transit cards from their wallets, purses, and pockets, Former state senator Jim Dabakis wants to eliminate fares on the six-county Utah Transit Authority network of buses and light rail.

Genetic test helped Utahns at risk for melanoma change behavior, study finds

When people know they have a high genetic risk of melanoma, they are more likely to protect themselves from the sun, according to a new study.

Be Well Utah gearing up for Sugarhouse Farmers Market

Getting healthy often begins with your diet. Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield has teamed up with University of Utah Health for their annual celebration of wellness, Be Well Utah.

UnDisciplined: The Paleontologist And The Atmospheric Scientist

For more than a year now, we've been bringing together researchers from different disciplines in our never-ending search to build interdisciplinary connections. That's a lot of researchers, who are all doing a lot of really fascinating work—but we haven't had a paleontologist on our program yet. So today, that's going to change.

Changes at U of U campus save millions of gallons of water

The University of Utah has historically been the largest water user in Salt Lake City and has taken criticism as a water waster over the years. Campus officials hope a new effort may change that.

'National anxiety' about mass shootings inflamed by the 24-hour news cycle is sparking gunfire false alarms

When a hoard of panicked tourists and New Yorkers were seen scrambling for safety under the neon glow of Times Square on Tuesday evening, investigators said the bedlam was spurred by a backfiring motorcycle being mistaken for gunfire – but some experts argue otherwise.

How Money Affects the Psychology of the Extremely Rich

Money, and the dogged pursuit of it, have been known to change an individual. There’s even a term for it — affluenza — which is a combination of affluence (wealth) and influenza (disease). According to Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, it’s the “the damage done — to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment — by the obsessive quest for material gain.” But, how exactly does money affect rich people?

Why do primary municipal elections even matter?

There’s an unfortunate trend in elections. That is, voter turnout for municipal races tends to be significantly lower than state or federal elections. It’s even truer when it comes to municipal primaries.

Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia

Hearing loss in middle age is associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia in later years, suggests a large study in Taiwan.