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News Clips | June 7-12, 2023

Baby boom or bust

An America with less religion is an America that makes parenting harder.

How these Utah professors are addressing ChatGPT in the classroom

Artificial intelligence has been around for decades. In 1951, computer science pioneer Christopher Strachey wrote the first successful AI program. Since then, it has been woven into our everyday lives—from bank fraud detection to flu season prediction to facial identification on our smartphones.

Zebrafish produce sunscreen to protect their embryos from UV light

Zebrafish eggs contain a compound called gadusol that acts as a sunscreen to protect the developing embryos from the sun’s rays.

Bowhead whales may have a cancer-defying superpower: DNA repair

The ability could help the marine mammals live for more than 200 years.

Experts discuss initial outcomes in gender-affirming vaginoplasty and vulvoplasty

Kayla Blickensderfer and Jim Hotaling, MD, highlight the study, “Gender-affirming vaginoplasty and vulvoplasty: an initial experience,”1 for which they served as the lead and senior authors, respectively.

New Material Transforms Light, Creating New Possibilities for Sensors

A group of scientists and engineers that includes researchers from The University of Texas at Austin has created a new class of materials that can absorb low energy light and transform it into higher energy light.

How will artificial intelligence change higher ed?

ChatGPT is just the beginning. 12 scholars and administrators explain.

Endangered Southern Utah flower unique despite not standing out in the crowd

The roadsides are vibrant this year, with plants blossoming in large numbers across Southern Utah. Bright orange globemallows speckled the landscape, but one member of the genus is unlike the others.

Celebrate 100 years of Bryce Canyon National Park

Now is a wonderful time to plan a visit to beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park. Why? Because, this natural wonder located right in the heart of Utah is celebrating its Centennial this year!

Utah researchers fast-track medical discovery—with fruit flies

A Utah lab is running sweeping drug experiments to find treatments for rare illnesses, at a low cost—and in months rather than years.

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