News Clips for July 9, 2019

Astronomers Get Serious About Alien Technosignatures

The hunt for optical technological signatures of extraterrestrial civilizations has finally gone mainstream. For nearly six decades, a small, but gung-ho group of scientists have been looking for radio and optical signals from space aliens. Now, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been adopted by a more mainstream group of researchers eager to look for optical technosignatures of otherworldly civilizations.

Here's how Utah researchers prevented diabetes in cookie-dough-fed mice

Using mice, researchers from the University of Utah have discovered a treatment that could potentially prevent Type 2 diabetes in humans, according to a new study.

Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with sex trafficking, a move this University of Utah professor has sought for nearly a dozen years

A politically connected multimillionaire could end up spending the rest of his life in prison if he’s convicted on new federal charges leveled Monday accusing him of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in Manhattan and Florida.

Federal access to Utah driver licenses prompts privacy concerns

A bombshell article from the Washington Post is triggering concern in Utah. It states the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement had access to driver license information and logged more than 1,000 facial-recognition searches between 2015 and 2017 in Utah.

Utah's pilot teleworking program for state workers saving time, money, emissions and stress

Citing taxpayer savings and increased productivity, Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox says the state will expand telecommuting to an additional 2,500 state government workers. During an announcement Monday, he also noted the move will boost air quality by getting more cars off the road.

McAdams calls for more focus on suicide prevention in Utah, where it’s the No. 1 cause of death for children ages 10-17

Rep. Ben McAdams joined Utah health experts to discuss the steps being taken, and the work that still needs to be done, to intervene on Utah’s suicide crisis at a news conference Monday.