News Clips for January 6-7, 2021

Higher Ed Reacts With Shock and Condemnation as Trump Incites Mob to Terrorize U.S. Capitol

Horror, shock, and calls for peace reverberated on Wednesday as college leaders, along with the rest of the nation, watched a violent mob — incited by President Trump — disrupt a key moment in the peaceful transfer of power in the nation’s capital.

The Mediterranean diet is again named the best diet, and keto remains one of the worst

For the fourth year in a row, US News & World Report ranked the Mediterranean diet the best overall diet since it's easy to follow, evidence-based, and nutritionally balanced.

How Much Did Grandmothers Influence Human Evolution?

The seeds of an idea were planted as Kristen Hawkes watched older women collecting vegetables.

Desert pipeline tests Colorado River's future

West of Lake Powell, along the Utah-Arizona border, lies a sparsely populated territory of high desert, deeply scored canyons and barren mesas. Here, Utah officials want to build a 140-mile-long pipeline to bring precious Colorado River water west to the thriving town of St. George, in the state's far southwestern corner.

Researchers Suggest Prioritizing First Dose Of Covid-19 Vaccine For All — But FDA Not On Board Yet

There’s one thing that doctors, scientists, researchers and government officials all agree on: we don’t yet have enough Covid-19 vaccines for the U.S. population. How to use the vaccines we do have, however, is where the disagreement starts.

Britain takes a gamble with Covid-19 vaccines, upping the stakes for the rest of us

In an extraordinary time, British health authorities are taking extraordinary measures to beat back Covid-19. But some experts say that, in doing so, they are also taking a serious gamble.

Editorial: New laws for the new year

A new year brings new state laws. Tennessee and Virginia have made changes in laws affecting public health and safety of which residents should be aware. According to, smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined, and thousands more die from other tobacco-related causes such as fires caused by smoking and smokeless tobacco use.

Utah abandons plan to test college students weekly just days before it was supposed to start

Utah is dropping its plan to require all college students attending classes in person or living on campus get tested weekly for the coronavirus. The decision to walk back the measure came Tuesday, shortly before it was supposed to take effect for the coming semester. Dave Woolstenhulme, the commissioner who oversees the state’s public and technical colleges, said they’ll instead be taking “a more refined approach.”

Utah caregivers want to instill confidence about the nascent COVID-19 vaccines

While there has been a slight delay in the process of getting vaccines to the public, caregivers in Utah want people to know that the shots are key to protecting the population from COVID-19.