News Clips for Dec. 6, 2018

These Colleges Are the Most Bike-Friendly in America

If you biked to class in your college days (or still do), you understand what makes the campus commute easy and what makes it difficult. On a basic level, cyclists need access to bike racks for secure parking during class and, most importantly, safe routes to ride between classrooms and the dorms.

U. students collecting, redistributing used medical devices

A University of Utah student has created a way for medical devices to stop collecting dust and make a difference. The 23-year-old came up with the idea to collect and redistribute still-usable medical equipment while volunteering at a nearby hospital. His dorm is now filled with the equipment.

Students at University of Utah create therapeutic video games

Students at the University of Utah's Therapeutic Games and Apps Lab (The GApp Lab) say a video game they created can help elderly patients with depression. The game, called "Neurogrow", will be on display during the university's Entertainment Arts & Engineering program event called "EAE Play" on Friday, Dec. 7th 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the EAE Master Games Studio, Building 72 located at 332 South 1400 East.

Listen to the Cosmic Sound of Sandstone Arches in Utah

The sound is like a low, steady rumble, soothing yet powerful. Imperceptible to the human ear, the hums of red rock arches in Bears Ears and Grand Staircase National Monuments carry with them the deep patterns of the earth's plates sparked by events like ocean currents colliding in the open Pacific that pump the ocean floor. On the surface, wind spilling over the arches amplifies the vibrations, giving voice to movements in the earth that began thousands of miles away.

A Common Childbirth Drug Doubles in Price as Shortages Drag On

The price of a drug given to millions of women in the U.S. every year to help speed up labor or recover from childbirth more than doubled this week, in a sign of deepening market dysfunction that has left some health-care providers scrambling to find critical medicines.

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If the National Climate Assessment was created by the U.S. government in hope of getting different results than those produce by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, that hope has been dashed, several times.

Man, 23, sparks viral Twitter story after sharing a bold note from two friends BOTH asking to date him

A Utah man's date story has gone viral after he shared the quirky story of how both a male and female tackled the dilemma of both being romantically interested in him but having no idea of his sexual orientation.

'The Bachelor' Contestants' Average Age Is Actually Super Surprising, Considering Past Seasons

Prepare yourselves, Bachelor Nation, because the women of Colton Underwood's season have officially been announced, and fans are going to be pleasantly surprised that this year, the bachelor isn't vastly older than the contestants. The average age of the women on The Bachelor Season 23 is 25, which makes sense since Colton is 26. In the past, The Bachelor has been notorious for having mostly much younger women vying for the heart of an older man. However, this season, the age gap is much smaller, which could lead to a match that could last.

This week in Mormon Land: BYU students embrace evolution, a new string of excommunications stirs questions, church’s political stances draw scrutiny

University of Utah professor Colleen McDannell, author of the recently released “Sister Saints: Mormon Women Since the End of Polygamy,” tells Religion News Service senior columnist Jana Riess that women are key to ensuring that children stick with the faith.

Guest opinion: Do your part to save the bees

In our state, the honeybee is an insect of great importance economically, agriculturally and symbolically. In 1959, the beehive was designated as the official state emblem, and Utah has long been known as the Beehive State. There are an estimated 40,000 hives in Utah, which produce over 900,000 pounds of honey every year, including our own University of Utah’s small-scale Beekeeping Association, which provides over 100 pounds of honey each year.

Air pollution significantly increases risk of miscarriages: Study

Exposure to air pollution, even for a short-term, may significantly increase the risk of miscarriages, a study has found. Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from asthma to pre-term birth. Researchers at the University of Utah in the US found women living along the most populous region in the state of Utah had a higher risk (16 percent) of miscarriage following short-term exposure to elevated air pollution.

Anti-Trump, Liberal Art Exhibit Travels to University of Utah

An anti-Trump, liberal and progressive art exhibit is going to make its rounds around several universities in the United States. It was recently at the University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and includes anti-Trump posters, a guide on how to resist Trumpism, and a display of an anti-Trump “pussyhat” that was made popular among liberals during the Women’s March. The exhibit will also visit the University of Iowa and other universities.