News Clips for Sept. 15-17, 2018


An early onset form of Parkinson’s disease may be more likely to develop in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD. A team of researchers from the University of Utah studied how the two conditions might be linked. Published in Nature Neuropsychopharmacology on Wednesday, the study found that the link is even more pronounced in patients who were treated with certain drugs, such as amphetamines and psychostimulants like Ritalin.

The fragile artifacts of John Wesley Powell’s famed expedition to Utah will be on display, but just for one day

Earlier this year, University of Utah geology professor Marjorie Chan was giving a speech at Illinois State University when she told her host, Dave Malone, about her interest in Western Americana and her desire to visit area antique shops.

DPS Phantom: A greener and healthier wax for your skis

The leaves have slowly begun to change in the mountains, signaling the return to winter. The cold crisp air coupled with the smells of autumn has pavlovian effects on skiers, much like the scent of ski wax. Its aroma is almost sweet with the promise of a deep winter.

Lyft and the University of Utah form rideshare partnership

With Utah football in full swing, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and the state’s flagship university are partnering to help fans more conveniently travel to and from the game.

What Science Says About Video Games and ADHD

As video games grow in popularity, more parents are raising concerns about their impact on kids’ attention spans. Here’s what the latest research shows.

Students to gather county feedback

Graduate students from the University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning will be gathering information via public “listening sessions” and surveys throughout Bonner County on Sept. 20-23. The students were invited by Project7B to listen and seek to understand the challenges, character, values and goals regarding the future of Bonner County.

New term, new germs: How to get to grips with the back-to-school bugs

Over the last few weeks, 8.67 million children have flooded back through the school gates. Alongside their shiny new stationery sets, they carried with them their parents' hopes and dreams: make friends, be happy, enrich your mind - and don't bring home any bugs.

Camera uses algorithms instead of lenses

A normal camera uses a lens to bend light so that it hits a sensor. A pinhole camera doesn’t have a lens, but the tiny hole serves the same function. Now two researchers from the University of Utah. have used software to recreate images from scattered unfocused light.

Hothouse Earth

In July of this year, during record-smashing heat waves and forest fires, a group of scientists published “Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene,” exploring the risk that climate feedbacks could lead to runaway heating and a “Hothouse Earth.” Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, and Katherine Richardson — from the Universities of Stockholm, Australia, and Copenhagen, with colleagues from Stanford, Cambridge, Potsdam, The Netherlands, and elsewhere — published the paper in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Old secrets emerge: After 9/11 attacks, 2002 Olympics considered banning spectators; many countries balked at sending athletes

After the 9/11 attacks, organizers of the 2002 Winter Olympics — held just five months later — considered keeping fans away amid worries about terrorism, and perhaps merely televising events with no one in the stands.

Seismic array deployed to better understand magma transport during Kilauea’s eruption

Kilauea Volcano’s 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption and summit collapse provided a rare opportunity to study dynamic eruptive processes beneath and at the surface of the volcano.

Volcano Watch: Seismic array deployed to better understand magma transport

Kilauea Volcano’s 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption and summit collapse provided a rare opportunity to study dynamic eruptive processes beneath and at the surface of the volcano.