News Clips for July 24-25, 2018

Tight blood pressure control reduces Alzheimer's dementia risk, study finds

Lowering blood pressure to recommended levels can prevent dementia and the memory and thinking problems that often show up first, researchers reported Wednesday.

Study: Aggressive renewable energy standards spur solar, wind investments

New research says states that take the lead on embracing renewable energy investments help drive down costs on the technology, ultimately passing those savings on to energy consumers. States, the study found, that have strict renewable energy standards foster greater expansion of wind development and solar power by utility companies.

Reports of "crack" affecting the Yellowstone supervolcano not real

Maybe you’ve seen some of the social media posts warning about a giant fissure causing the emergency closure of Yellowstone National Park? Those posts were fake news - they were not true.

Students access real-life scientific resources to build dinosaurs

Like scientists in a scene from a popular dinosaur movie, students teamed up with the Natural History Museum of Utah to design the ultimate dinosaur species. Using Research Quest, a creative digital program developed by the museum, students determined the best combination of various heads, torsos, tails and legs from a digitized library of fossils scanned from the museum’s paleontology collection.

The healthcare system is failing autistic adults

Like Hunter, many autistic adults struggle to receive good care from doctors and hospitals. These individuals often find it difficult to communicate with healthcare professionals and are misunderstood or ignored. They’re less likely to have their routine health needs met, from dental check-ups to tetanus vaccinations. “I think that as an autistic person, I’ve had to habituate to other people’s rules and comfort levels,” Hunter says.

50 Scientifically Tested Ways Men Can Look More Attractive to Women

https://www.medicaldaily.com/scientifically-proven-ways-men-can-look-sexier-list-slideshow-426194

Utah FORGE geothermal research project receives Utah Economic Opportunity State Grant

The Governor's Office of Economic Development has announced the approval of a $365k grant for the FORGE geothermal research project in the State of Utah/ U.S. that recently won big funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Science: Cloud formation and distribution follows simple thermodynamic, statistical laws

University of Utah researchers may have found a way to greatly reduce the difficulty of predicting formation of clouds. The results, published today in Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres could fill a key gap in scientists’ understanding of how climate change may play out.

Study: Aggressive renewable energy standards spur solar, wind investments

New research says states that take the lead on embracing renewable energy investments help drive down costs on the technology, ultimately passing those savings on to energy consumers. States, the study found, that have strict renewable energy standards foster greater expansion of wind development and solar power by utility companies. "Strong laws work really well and weak laws don't," said Lincoln Davies, a University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor.