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Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

By Jacob Rueda

September 2, 2019

  As fires in the Amazon rainforest continue to steadily grow, political upheaval in Brazil's government is preventing any immediate action to take place to help control these fires. Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research (INPE) website reports that 46.6% of the Amazon fires are occurring...

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

By Paij Chavez

August 13, 2019

  Media literacy has always been a concern for educators and activists, but with the explosion of social media and online journalism in recent decades, the ability to evaluate what you are reading is crucial to being an informed citizen. With a president who has lied to the American people ove...

The Philosophy of Science Major: A Proposed Marriage

The Philosophy of Science Major: A Proposed Marriage

By Nicholas Rush

April 25, 2019

  Science and Philosophy are to be married here at the U in the proposal of a new major called “Philosophy of Science.” The major was first proposed in the Fall of 2018 by Department Chair of Philosophy, Matthew Haber. The Daily Utah Chronicle spoke with Professor Haber about the pending u...

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

By Andrea Alvarado

March 9, 2019

  In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published an article, unaware of the serious repercussions his work would have in public health around the world. His study claimed to have found a correlation between autism and the MMR vaccine (which prevents measles, mumps and rubella). Since then, his article has bee...

Starting From the Bottom: Improving Women’s Equality in Utah

Starting From the Bottom: Improving Women’s Equality in Utah

By Amy Loret

February 18, 2019

  Utah made history in 1896 as the first state in the country to elect a woman to a state Senate. It was also one of the first states to give women the right to vote nearly 150 years ago — decades before other states in the U.S. Recently, the Beehive State made headlines once again, but this...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 41: ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 41: ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’

By Marshall Falkner

February 4, 2019

  I know it has been a while, but think back to elementary school — those days when the TV cart would roll out and everyone gathered around criss-cross apple sauce, ready to learn. I remember losing my mind with my classmates, specifically to shows like "Eyewitness" and "School House Rock." But no...

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

By Amy Loret

January 17, 2019

  Whether you enjoy hitting the slopes or just appreciate a healthy environment here in Utah, there is a threat to those enjoyments that might not be on your radar. We’re talking about dust. Dr. McKenzie Skiles, assistant professor of geography at the University of Utah, is the lead author of...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 40: “Murdoch Mysteries”

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 40: “Murdoch Mysteries”

By Abigail Raasch

January 11, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “Murdoch Mysteries.” As you probably know from personal experience, different television series require certain moods. Sometimes, we need to relax and breathe while enjoying basic sitcoms, giving us an easy evening and a comfortable feeling....

Total Lunar Eclipse ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’: What You Need to Know

Total Lunar Eclipse ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’: What You Need to Know

By Amy Loret

January 10, 2019

  Mark your calendars and get ready to watch the rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ total lunar eclipse on the night of Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light. There are three types — total, partial and penumbral. A total lunar eclipse...

Public Perceptions of Female Fertility

Public Perceptions of Female Fertility

By Amy Loret

January 3, 2019

  The American birth rate has been falling over the past decade. The latest U.S. Census population estimates indicate that fertility rates are down and hit a record low for a second year running in 2017. Many people are trying to make sense of this trend, including Robin E. Jensen, professor...

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