News Clips for Nov. 19, 2019

Photos: K-pop dances its way to the University of Utah

University of Utah students took part in a K-pop dance fest at the university in Salt Lake City on Monday. The school’s celebration of the much-loved Korean dance craze kicked off International Education Week, with a K-pop dance class, samples of Korean candy, and information about the U.’s Asia Campus in South Korea. Participants in the dance competition were entered to win a University of Utah Asia Campus letterman jacket.

Will Science Ever Give Us a Better Night’s Sleep?

We humans spend a third of our lives asleep, oblivious to our surroundings and temporarily paralyzed. It’s a vulnerability that would seem to diminish our odds of survival, so evolutionarily speaking it must also somehow confer tremendous benefits. Yet our best guesses about what those benefits are tend to come from observing what happens when sleep is curtailed. As far as we know, all animals sleep in some way; deprive most of them of it for long enough, and they will die, but exactly why is unclear.

Astronomers at the University Of Utah Build A New Telescopic Instrument

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, known as DESI, was made to sensitively measure pockets of dark energy and gauge their distances from the earth. This began when post doctoral researchers like Sarah Eftekharzadeh at the University of Utah decided photos of the galaxy weren’t enough.

A modular solution to help reduce homelessness

On any given night, more than 500,000 Americans are homeless. Of that total, more than one-third of those homeless—35%—is unsheltered. And 47% of all unsheltered homeless live in California, which is four times higher than the state’s 12% share of the U.S. population.

McAdams targeted in new TV commercials

A new TV commercial targeting Utah’s only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, for backing the ongoing House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is set to begin airing in the state Tuesday. The commercial labels the hearings underway “a politically motivated charade,” using images of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and footage of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talking about “preventing a potentially disastrous outcome” in the 2020 election.

Robots rush in where humans fear to tread

In an excruciating scene, the recent HBO series Chernobyl re-enacts Soviet engineers’ attempt to use robots to clear rubble at the site of the eponymous nuclear disaster. Originally intended for lunar exploration, the machines are designed to endure hostile conditions — but still succumb to the intense radiation near the crippled reactor. The authorities have no choice but to get humans to do the work.

Construction ‘Coyotes’ costing Utah taxpayers millions

It's an illegal business practice that most people in the construction industry consider an open secret: “coyotes” smuggling people into the workforce. It’s a problem one state senator describes as a “robbery” of our tax dollars on some of the biggest construction sites across Utah.

Shock—Some Women Still Choose Motherhood

A recent study of the paid child leave law in California is proving one thing — if you subsidize something, you get more of it. The Left is none too pleased and is now pivoting away from paid leave to paid childcare.