News Clips for June 7, 2018

Why Grandmothers May Hold The Key To Human Evolution

What made us human might have had less to do with men out hunting, and a lot more to do with what was going on at home — with grandmas and babies.

Yellowstone’s Tallest Geyser Keeps Erupting And No One Knows Why

Steamboat geyser, a better show than Old Faithful, has spewed boiling water hundreds of feet eight times since March after years of silence.

U. professor to lead Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission

University of Utah professor Tariq Banuri has been appointed chairman of Pakistan's Higher Education Commission. Banuri moves into the role from his positions as an economics professor and associate director of the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water at the U. He also serves on the executive committee of the U. Water Center.

Salt Lake's light rail trains are air quality sleuths: It's the only transit-based air quality network in North America

The TRAX project is the only known transit-based mobile air quality network in North America. Some results are unsurprising, such as spikes of carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, byproducts of gasoline combustion, at street intersections. But the sensors also found methane emissions patterns that didn't correlate to daytime working hours, suggesting possible fugitive methane leaks.

Solutions Not Problems

More homeless solutions run into problems, a win for reduced light pollution and wildlife preservation is now a victim of the President's anti-regulation movement.

Faculty, Students and Technical Staff of MUET Water Center d...

at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro departed for Summer Enterprenusship exchange visit at University of Utah and Color

From garden hoses to playground equipment, hot weather poses injury risks for kids

SALT LAKE CITY — A picture is making its rounds on social media and news outlets across the nation. It shows a little boy who was badly burned by scorching hot water from a garden hose. It happened in Las Vegas a couple of years ago, but the photo is resurfacing this summer as a painful reminder for

Cut Salaries or Cut People? The Best Way to Survive a Downturn

When times are tight, companies usually respond with employee layoffs. But what if they held on to workers and cut their salaries instead? New research by Christopher Stanton and colleagues has the answer.

Tech summit celebrates pioneers, past and present, at annual gathering

Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and current Utah U.S. Senate candidate, covered global politics, Moore's Law and concerns over the national debt and federal protectionism in his keynote speech Wednesday at an annual technology summit.