News Clips for Oct. 23 & 24, 2018

The secret of super-strong webs is traced to tiny structures in spider glands

The authors of a new study hope their discovery could improve artificial spider silk.

Will a Student Loan Debt Crisis Sink the U.S. Economy?

Growing student loan debt is “changing the culture of America,” says one expert, and it impacts the economic choices we make all the way through retirement.

Utah refused to prosecute four sexual assault cases, so the alleged victims set out to do it themselves

Four women alleged that a Utah district attorney's office refused to prosecute their sexual assault allegations. Now they're asking the state's Supreme Court to help bring the cases to trial.

Utah refused to prosecute their sexual assault cases, so four women set out to do it themselves

One petitioner was a 17-year-old high school senior when she alleged that a classmate raped her. Another claimed her co-worker assaulted her. The third petitioner accused a local police chief of raping her several times while she was volunteering in his department. And the fourth, now 30, claimed she was assaulted by a massage therapist.

University and College Presidents Panel Announced for Utah Global Forum

How can we better connect higher education to the business world? Presidents from five Utah universities and colleges will discuss what their schools are doing to contribute to the international market.

Little dino a big deal

The New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee has voted to list the Whitaker Dinosaur Quarry on the state’s Register of Cultural Properties.

5 Halloween Myths That Will Not Die

Checking your kids' candy for poison or sharp objects? Locking up your black cat so it doesn't get snagged by a Satanist? Maybe you can relax after finding out the real stories behind these urban legends.

When you are unhappy in a relationship, why do you stay? The answer may surprise you

Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because they view leaving as bad for their partner.