News Clips for Feb. 8, 2019

Living Near Your Grandmother Has Evolutionary Benefits

Killer whales, Japanese aphids and Homo sapiens — they're among the few organisms whose females live on long past the age of reproduction.

New phenomenon discovered that fixes a common problem in lasers: Wavelength splitting

A team led by University of Utah physicists has discovered how to fix a major problem that occurs in lasers made from a new type of material called quantum dots. The never-before-seen phenomenon will be important for an emerging field of photonics research, including one day making micro-chips that code information using light instead of electrons.

Immigration leader tells Utahns that the border wall is a ‘a powerful symbol. But it’s not a symbol that solves a problem.’

President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico by itself would not come close to stopping illegal immigration, a man who tries to build national coalitions with conservatives and moderates on immigration told a Utah audience on Thursday.

How this Sundance film seeks to 'fuel outrage' about how people with mental illness are treated

The three largest providers of mental health care in America are the country’s three largest jails. Together, California's Los Angeles County Jail, Rikers Island in New York City and Harris County Jail in Texas house nearly 44,000 people, many of whom suffer from mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.

Utah lawmaker, spurred by the death of Lauren McCluskey, wants colleges to create safety plans and train officers about signs of domestic and dating violence

Three months after a University of Utah student was killed on campus by a man she briefly dated, a state senator wants all of Utah’s public colleges to develop detailed response plans for cases of sexual assault, stalking, and dating and domestic violence — with an emphasis on training officers how to recognize warning signs.

'Parking lot suicides' at VA hospitals prompt calls for better training, prevention efforts

Alissa Harrington took an audible breath as she slid open a closet door deep in her home office. This is where she displays what's too painful, too raw to keep out in the open.

Top 5 bicycle friendly universities in the US

At this university in Utah, you don’t have to search for vehicle parking or pay for a permit. The majority of campus buildings have a bike rack at or near a building entrance, giving you a free parking space. The university even has its very own campus bike shop for repairs located in its Annex.

2019 Economic Impact Report shows Lyft connecting SLC communities, driving economy

Utah Lyft riders spend an additional $18.9 million in the Salt Lake City economy according to the 2019 economic impact report released by Lyft today. The report measures the benefits to Utahns and their communities because it is easy to get a reliable, affordable ride around Utah’s capital city.

Yellowstone’s Biggest Geyser Broke ‘All-Time Record’

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said the Steamboat geyser produced 32 eruptions in 2018. This, according to the agency, breaks the record of 29 set in 1964.