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News Clips | June 4-6, 2022

Lower income taxes means reduced education funding—which affects tech growth

There are currently about 6,000 open development jobs unfilled in Utah’s tech industry. That’s not awesome for the 6,500+ tech companies that call the Beehive State home.

Depp Trial Exposes Risks to Media in Airing #MeToo Accusations

Both the women making accusations, and the press when it publishes them, assume the considerable risk that comes with antagonizing the rich, powerful and litigious.

Lake Effect: Great Salt Lake as a barometer of climate change

My name is Jim Steenburgh. I'm a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah. I do most of my work on lake effect storms, not just in the Great Salt Lake, but of lakes around the world and seas around the world.

How overturning Roe v. Wade would impact Utah's abortion exceptions

The exceptions in Utah's abortion ban won't actually protect patients in most medical complications if Roe v. Wade is overturned, doctors and legal experts say.

WikiCharities: Utah startup aiming to elevate the work of nonprofits across the globe

Angie Holzer has spent decades working in the world of nonprofits including expeditions around the world to help coordinate medical relief efforts and other international outreach.

5 For The Fight announces new cancer research fellows

5 For The Fight, a nonprofit started by Qualtrics and fueled by thousands of private donors, announced today that seven new cancer researchers will get a boost for their work thanks to $1.1 million in grants.

Utah researchers find snail venom could be used as fast-acting insulin for diabetics

What do diabetics and some sea snails have in common? They both use insulin to survive.

A team of researchers led by an Indian-origin engineer developed an electronic skin that feels pain

A team of researchers led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya, an Indian-origin engineer in the UK, has developed an electronic skin capable of sensing pain. According to the team, it could help them to create a next-gen series of robots with human-like sensitivity.

Are infotainment systems making us distracted drivers?

From a simple mode of transportation that merely consisted of wheels, lights, engine, brakes and a steering wheel, cars now have as much electronics as a Nimitz class warship.

Student loans forgiveness unlikely to boost the economy, experts say

The Biden administration has been considering a plan to cancel at least $10,000 of federal student-loan debt.

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