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News Clips | June 8-9, 2022

As the Great Salt Lake dries up, Utah faces an ‘environmental nuclear bomb’

The lake’s flies and brine shrimp would die off—scientists warn it could start as soon as this summer—threatening the 10 million migratory birds that stop at the lake annually to feed on the tiny creatures.

Gymnasts’ billion-dollar lawsuit against FBI over abuse reports ‘utterly valid,’ U. law professor says

Other assaults could have been prevented if FBI had stopped former physician Larry Nassar, lawsuit says.

Yes, we’re still feeling aftershocks from the 2020 Magna earthquake

A magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck Magna on June 3 at 5:02 a.m. According to a report from the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, it was felt by more than 270 people in the Salt Lake Valley.

University of Utah making outdoor recreation possible for those with complex disabilities

TRAILS (Technology Recreation Access Independence Lifestyle Sports) is a highly innovative adaptive program at the University of Utah Health’s Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital.

2030 Winter Olympic selection expected next May, but targeted dialogue could start sooner

The Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games says it could know where things stand within the next six months.

Covid Could Impact Babies’ Brain Development In The Womb, Study Suggests

Infants exposed to Covid-19 in the womb were more likely to be diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders in the first year after delivery than those who weren’t.

Brain networks diverge in autism by toddlerhood

Autistic children as young as 2 years old show differences in brain network structure from their non-autistic peers, according to a new study.

TEDx Salt Lake City

"Thank you for coming to my TED Talk" has become a jokey meme for anyone laying out their ideas and philosophy, but like anything that seeps into the popular consciousness, the history is often lost or largely unknown.

What your voice can reveal about your health

Scientists say the way you talk could help diagnose a range of conditions, from heart disease to Parkinson's - and can even show how fertile you are, writes John Naish.

Is student loan forgiveness fair to everyone else?

The question of what—if anything—to do about Americans’ $1.6 trillion in federal student loan debt has fueled political debate for years.

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