News Clips for July 21-23, 2018

Spectacular armored dinosaur found in imperiled national monument

MORE THAN 75 million years ago, a plant-eating armored dinosaur lived and died on a lost continent called Laramidia. Now, its remains have been found in southern Utah—in one of the national monuments the Trump Administration is attempting to shrink.

Newly discovered dinosaur species had conelike armor on its head

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of fossils of a dinosaur named Akainacephalus johnsoni (pronounced uh-KEE-nuh-SEFF-uh-luss JON-son-eye) that lived 76 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. It was a four-legged, armor-studded plant eater with a menacing club at the end of its tail.

Armored dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum

A dinosaur that was covered in bony armor from its spiky head to its clubbed tail has been unveiled at a museum in Utah. The species of ankylosaur was a squat plant-eater that roamed southern Utah on four legs about 76 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous Period. At that time, the desert state was hot and humid, covered with slow-moving streams and rivers as well as large conifer trees, paleontologist Randall Irmis said.

Akainacephalus Johnson:Armored dinosaur species that lived 76 million years ago discovered in Utah

Researchers have uncovered a remarkable set of fossils in southern Utah, belonging to an entirely new species and genus (group of species) of armored dinosaur, according to a study published in the open-access journal PeerJ.

Newly discovered armored dinosaur lived on a lost continent

The fossil of a previously unknown 76 million-year-old armored dinosaur that once roamed the lost continent of Laramidia is finally going on display after being found in the scenic Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah in 2008. The ankylosaurid fossil, known as Akainacephalus johnsoni, is now on exhibit in the National History Museum of Utah

Utah museum unveils yet another dino-mite discovery from Utah’s Grand Staircase

The latest addition to Utah’s seemingly endless parade of new dinosaur discoveries is a squat-legged armored creature extricated from a quarry jampacked with reptilian remains, including turtles and caimans, from the twilight of the dinosaur era known as the late Cretaceous.

New Species Of Armored Dinosaur Hints At Ancient Migration

Scientists revealed a new species of armored dinosaur at the Natural History Museum of Utah on Wednesday. The animal, a species of ankylosaur, lived in a wet, tropical environment in what’s now Southern Utah roughly 75 million years ago.

Rarity of cancer in elephants may help explain cancer in humans

“Elephants should be getting cancer all the time,” said University of Utah cancer researcher Joshua Schiffman, who has been studying the topic for the past decade. “But they don’t. They’ve evolved some really effective anti-cancer strategies.”

Healthcast: Dreams and fears of teens with autism

What does adulthood look like to teenagers with autism? A researcher at the University of Utah went straight to the kids to see what they wanted their futures to look like. University of Utah assistant professor Anne Kirby interviewed 27 students. Kirby said, “So much research is about people on the autism spectrum, but it’s not with them. So it’s not talking to them, it’s not hearing their own voices and their own ideas.”

Why you're not left-brained or right-brained

There's a popular belief that some people are more right-brained or left-brained in their personality. However, neuroscientific research proves that this theory is entirely false. Dr. Jeff Anderson, assistant professor of radiology at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, discussed his work with “Take Care,” which proves that though each side of the brain serves separate purposes, there is no connection between personality and which side of the brain is more active.

Huntsman is staying as ambassador to Russia to help guide the planet’s ‘most dangerous relationship'

Jon Huntsman says he’s staying put as U.S. ambassador to Russia to help manage the world’s “most dangerous relationship” — despite calls for him to resign in the wake of President Donald Trump’s widely panned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin...“This response is entirely consistent with his career in public service,” said Jason Perry, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics who worked for Huntsman when he was Utah governor.

Huntsman Cancer Institute named among most beautiful hospitals in the nation

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has been named among a list of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States. The recognition by Soliant, a national healthcare staffing provider, stems from public vote. Overall, the contest received more than 250,000 total votes across 68 finalists this year, with HCI ranking in the top 10, a press release said.

Mesa nonprofit turns around impoverished African villages

In Mozambique, one quarter of the adults have HIV, 75 percent are unemployed, one in seven children dies before age 5 and the expected life span is 48. In this southeast African county, a little-known Mesa-based nonprofit is working to turn the tide, one village at a time. Care for Life first researches a village and then meets with that village’s leaders to see if they want help. According to Dr. Patrick Panos, director of global education and outreach at the University of Utah and the study’s author, Care for Life’s presence in a village more than doubled the chances of survival for Mozambique babies.

Armored dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum

A dinosaur that was covered in bony armor from its spiky head to its clubbed tail has been unveiled at a museum in Utah.

New bony, spiky species of dinosaur found in Utah

Meet Akainacephalus johnsoni, the latest new species of dinosaur unearthed in Utah, in particular within the former boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument's Kaiparowits Plateau. The bony spiky dinosaur made its public debut Thursday at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City and was announced in the open-access scientific journal PeerJ.

New species of dinosaur discovered in Kane County

A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in southern Utah. Scientists from the Natural History Museum of Utah announced the discovery Thursday.

Armored dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum

A dinosaur that was covered in bony armor from its spiky head to its clubbed tail has been unveiled at a museum in Utah. The species of ankylosaur was a squat plant-eater that roamed southern Utah on four legs about 76 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous Period. At that time, the desert state was hot and humid, covered with slow-moving streams and rivers as well as large conifer trees, paleontologist Randall Irmis said.