News Clips for March 7, 2019

Drug shortages continue to affect common meds

Rowan Price is a regular, giggly 3-year-old who likes the movie "Frozen" and playing with dolls. But unlike most toddlers, she’s being treated for a rare form of leukemia.

Amendments drastically change a bill to end conversion therapy, which seeks to turn LGBTQ children straight. Advocates are fuming.

The sponsor of a proposed ban on conversion therapy in Utah watched colleagues dismantle his bill on Tuesday and replace it with an alternative that he says would do nothing to stop the widely discredited practice of trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ youth.

Researchers find way to turn algae into

Biofuel experts have been working to find an economically-viable way to turn algae into biocrude oil to power various types of vehicles. An unusually rapid method to deliver biocrude oil in large quantities has been developed using a specially-designed jet mixer.

Big Science: Observatory adds 260 new detectors; to quadruple search area in cosmic ray quest

The Telescope Array Project—the multinational cosmic ray observatory that calls Delta home—is undergoing an expansion with the placement of double the current number of surface detectors over a wider area. New telescopes are planned for observation posts on Middle Drum and Black Rock Mesa as well.

5 careers that command over $100,000 per year—and don’t require you to go to med school

You’re not alone if you decide on a career path based on your earning potential. In fact, research from LinkedIn found that 70 percent of professionals prefer to discuss salary details during their first interaction with a recruiter. But the job search doesn’t always work that way. According to a report by Forbes, most job postings won’t list their approved salary off the bat in order to suss out candidates who will agree to do the job for less.

Paid family leave movement gains traction in legislation, workforce

University of Utah Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Herring said the university noted the trend toward paid parental leave and wanted to stay competitive.