News Clips for Aug. 9, 2018

Itsy bitsy spider robots might crawl around inside you one day

Harvard University's new peacock spider robot is less than an inch long, and it has some amazing properties.

Choosing to induce labor at 39 weeks reduces risk of C-sections, study finds

The new research contradicts a long-held belief that inductions lead to more complications, including more cesareans.

Lassonde Studios awarded LEED Gold building certification - Utah Policy

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah announced that Lassonde Studios–a new five-story, student innovation space–has been awarded LEED Gold certification.

U of U Professor Discusses How To Talk About Race With Children

A recent article published by the University of Utah features 10 tips for talking with children about race. UPR’s Matilyn Mortensen visited with author

On Arne Duncan’s ‘How Schools Work’

“Community colleges play an incredibly important role in our higher education ecosystem, but this new research shows only a small number of community college students transfer to a four-year institution with a credential."

Researching the nature effect

Studies—and studies of studies—support what many health care professionals, scientists, outdoors people and others believe: Time in nature is good for our overall well-being.

GOED Approves Economic Opportunity Grant For Geothermal Energy Research In Beaver County

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has approved a $365,000 grant for geothermal energy research in Beaver County.

Science of Invention Festival at NHMU this Saturday

Some of Utah’s most innovative scientists and inventors will gather on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to showcase their cutting-edge work at a Science of Invention Festival at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, University of Utah.