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News Clips | December 9-10, 2021

Unraveling How an Extinct Mollusk Got Its Strange Shell

Scientists devised a mathematic model that helps explains how Nipponites, some of the wonkiest ammonites, built their shells.

Uplift Aerospace wants to make concrete from moon dust

While growing up in Draper, Utah, Josh Hanes became fascinated by outer space. As a pre-teen, he even tried to invent propulsion systems to take people to the moon.

U.S. universities retain ties to Chinese universities that support Beijing’s military buildup, new report says

The relationships are entirely legal and American universities often tout their ties to “sister” Chinese universities as an academic strength.

Pandemic mystery: Scientists focus on COVID’s animal origins

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus tormenting the world remains shrouded in mystery.

Utah doctors study COVID vaccine-related myocarditis in children

As the COVID-19 vaccine became more available, some cases of heart inflammation in men in their 20’s and 30’s started popping up.

Daycare or Christmas gifts?: How the rising cost of childcare is affecting Utah parents

As costs of childcare continue to increase, parents are being forced to make some tough choices.

It's big. It's nasty. And its tendrils suck the life out of trees

It is big, nasty with long black tendrils that suck the life out of trees.

Who would vote for Donald Trump in 2024? New Utah poll has answers

Nearly half of Utah voters say they would not choose the former GOP president if he were to run again.

Is Utah's current surge of COVID-19 worse than last year?

One health care official says no, but it is lasting longer.

What will the ski industry look like in 50 years? Study paints bleak forecast for Western snowpacks

If greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, Utah’s billion-dollar ski industry is in trouble.

Utah doctors concerned about flu season spike on top of COVID-19, RSV

While COVID-19 and RSV remain a concern ahead of the holidays, doctors at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City are afraid communitywide influenza spikes could more kids into hospitals.

These college students are getting class credit for throwing a “house music” party. Here’s how to attend.

Neon Desert Exp. 1 will feature interactive installations, local DJs and plenty of dancing.

Current winter COVID-19 hospitalization surge in Utah already outpacing last year

The Salt Lake County Health Department announced new weekend vaccination sites in an effort to boost inoculations.

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