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News Clips | August 17-18, 2022

Defamation Suit About Election Falsehoods Puts Fox on Its Heels

The suit, filed by Dominion Voting Systems, could be one of the most consequential First Amendment cases in a generation. “Disseminating ‘The Big Lie’ isn’t enough,” said RonNell Andersen Jones, a law professor and First Amendment scholar at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. “It has to be a knowing lie.”

Research: Dinosaurs take control in cold climates

A new study of ancient mass extinction suggests that ancient high latitudes, to which early dinosaurs were largely relegated, regularly froze over, and that the creatures adapted an apparent key to their later dominance. Randall Irmis, curator of paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah, and specialist in early dinosaurs is quoted.

Real-Life Cyborg? This Man Has Been Wearing A 'Brain-Computer Interface' Implant For More Than 7 Years!

For more than seven years and three months, 36-year-old Nathan Copeland has lived with a brain-computer interface, which almost makes him a cybernetic being. Richard Normann, a bioengineering professor at the University of Utah in the 1980s, is mentioned.

‘No Winners’ Seen if States Launch Water War Amid Megadrought

“None of the states relish the prospect of major litigation, which would be phenomenally expensive and take a very long time, likely ending in the Supreme Court with no guarantee of final resolution there,” said Robert Adler, an emeritus water law professor at the University of Utah.

Direct selling and the big impact it has on the Utah economy

Over the decades, Utah has developed into a hub for direct sales. Dr. Levi Pace, a senior research economist from the Ken C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, spoke with KSL about its prominence in the state.

Though it’s rarely used, Utah still has a forced sterilization law

While some may think forced sterilization laws are in the past, Utah is one of 31 states that still has—and uses—them. In Utah, it is legal to forcibly sterilize a person with a disability. And that fact may surprise some people, University of Utah professor James Tabery said.

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Dr. Amy Locke, COVID health equity gaps, One Utah Health Collaborative

A conversation with University of Utah Health’s Dr. Amy Locke on innovative approaches to health care policy, new data from DHHS on health inequities related to COVID-19, and an update on the work of the One Utah Health Collaborative.

Inside the first tiny home built for village envisioned to house Salt Lake’s chronically homeless

Sarah Winkler, assistant professor at the University of Utah who oversaw the project, said the team of about a dozen graduate students started in mid-May and completed the work on Aug. 3—in less than three months.

‘Dust Lake City’ disaster looming as Utah professor fights to save the Great Salt Lake

If you only view the Great Salt Lake from above, you’ll miss the greatest threat to the air we breathe here in northern Utah and beyond. But researchers are conducting a study on the ground level that aims to save the lake through education, one mile at a time. Kevin Perry, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah, is featured.

Meet the winners of the 2022 Living Color Awards

A celebration of those who are working toward a more equitable and inclusive future in Utah. Ivette A. López, professor and director, Utah Area Health Education Centers, University of Utah, is among the winners.

Amy Roberts: The Big Bang Theory

People and windows were both left a bit rattled on Saturday morning, as a loud blast echoed across much of Utah. It didn’t take long for some really smart people to explain the most probable scenario—a noise-making meteor—suggested a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Utah.

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