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A dip in suicide rates in 2019 continued into 2020, but the CDC report, released on September 30, s...
Deidre McPhillips, CNN

US suicide rates rose in 2021, reversing two years of decline

A dip in suicide rates in 2019 continued into 2020, but a CDC report released on Sept. 30 shows that 2021 reversed most of that improvement and brought rates back to near-record levels.
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Researchers using dirty diapers to develop new autism test

A group of researchers at Brigham Young University is looking for ways to detect autism in children earlier. And they’re using dirty diapers to do it. 
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FILE: The life expectancy of dogs can be six to 12 times shorter than humans....
Megan Marples, CNN

Dogs can smell when humans are stressed, study suggests

Dogs can smell the difference between odors from humans when they're stressed and when they're calm, according to a study.
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Kicking off Utah’s STEMfest with Casey Scott

Thousands of students are getting ready for this year's Utah STEMfest in Sandy.
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Kennedy Space Center on September 03, 2022 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)...
MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

EXPLAINER: Why is a NASA spacecraft crashing into an asteroid?

A NASA spacecraft is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. The spacecraft named Dart will zero in on the asteroid Monday, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph.
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An illustration shows NASA's DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency's LICIACube prior to impa...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

What will be visible when DART spacecraft crashes into tiny asteroid

The NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test aims to make history on Monday at 7:14 p.m. ET when it slams into Dimorphos, a tiny asteroid moon orbiting the larger asteroid Didymos.
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NASA’s Artemis I rocket sits on launch pad 39-B at Kennedy Space Center as it is prepared for an ...
MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Approaching storm may delay launch try for NASA moon rocket

NASA's new moon rocket could face more launch delays, this time by tropical weather.
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Doctors at Huntsman Cancer Institute have conducted trials for PARP inhibitors to treat ovarian can...
Jed Boal

Drug trial is helping Utah woman beat back ovarian cancer

In the past, women with advanced ovarian cancer did not have a good chance of living five years past diagnosis.
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NASA's Artemis I rocket sits on launch pad 39-B at Kennedy Space Center on September 03, 2022 in Ca...
MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

NASA fuels moon rocket in test, hit again with pesky leaks

NASA's new moon rocket sprouted more fuel leaks in a test ahead of a possible launch attempt next week.
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Webb's Near-Infrared Camera images objects in the near-infrared range from 0.6 to 5 microns, so Nep...
Katie Hunt, CNN

James Webb Space Telescope captures strikingly crisp images of Neptune and its rings

New images released Wednesday from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope are revealing Neptune, and the planet's hard-to-detect rings, in a fresh light.
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There are an estimated  3 quadrillion ground-dwelling ants. (Rundstedt B. Rovillos/Moment RF/Getty ...
Amarachi Orie, CNN

Scientists have estimated how many ants there are on Earth. Clue: It’s a lot

Ants are tiny in size but not in number. There are about 20 quadrillion ants on the Earth at any given time, a new study has estimated. That's 20,000 trillion individuals.
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Eliza Pace

BYU study shows wearing pedometer increases step count, even without looking at it

PROVO, Utah — A new study found an easy way to increase daily step count: just clip on a pedometer. The study, done by Brigham Young University, shows that wearing a pedometer increases step count, even if users don’t look at it throughout the day. “Humans are hardwired to respond to what is being measured […]
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Webb's first images of Mars show the planet's eastern hemisphere in two wavelengths of infrared lig...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

Blinding light of Mars spotted by Webb telescope

he James Webb Space Telescope's main goal is to detect faint light from distant galaxies, but it recently observed one of the brightest objects in the night sky: Mars.
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Depiction of a bowfin fish sneaking up on a frog while another bowfin regurgitates part of a recen...
Brooke Williams

Paleontologists find fossil of ancient vomited amphibians

 150 million years ago, in what is now southeastern Utah, a startled bowfin fish may have vomited up its recent meal of tadpoles and a salamander before escaping whatever had threatened it.
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NASA's Artemis I rocket sits on the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center on September 3 in Cape Canave...
Kristin Fisher

NASA pushes back date for next Artemis I rocket launch attempt

Officials at NASA are pushing back the next launch attempt for its Artemis I mega moon rocket by four days to September 27, the space agency announced Monday.
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Draper Park Middle School teacher, Jenn Muir, teaching her class....
Shelby Lofton

Utah teacher chosen by NASA set to fly to edge of space

A Draper Park Middle School science teacher heads up to the stratosphere Tuesday on a once-in-a-lifetime flight.
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Katie Hunt, CNN

New ‘breathtaking’ Webb images to reveal the secrets of star birth

"Breathtaking" images of a stellar nursery in the Orion Nebula taken by the James Webb Space Telescope are revealing intricate details about how stars and planetary systems form.
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Jacqueline Howard, CNN

Additional types of cancer reported in people with breast implants, FDA says

The US Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public about certain cancers that have been reported in the scar tissue that forms around breast implants.
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FILE: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 (left) and Moderna COVID-19 (right) vaccines are seen at a vaccinati...
LAURA UNGAR AP Science Writer

Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no

New booster shots have arrived and social distancing guidelines have eased but COVID-19 infections aren't going away anytime soon. Experts predict the scourge that's already lasted longer than the 1918 flu pandemic will linger far into the future as the virus continues to cause deaths and may well mutate or evolve into a new disease.
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Andrew Adams

Meteorite hunter searches for space rock in Chopper 5

When a fireball burst into the sky above the Wasatch Front on Aug. 13, meteorite hunters immediately began charting a course for Utah in hopes of finding remnants of the space rock. Recently, Sonny Clary — a man credited with finding some of the first pieces — took KSL Chopper 5 over the area for a fresh look.
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NASA's Artemis I rocket sits on launch pad 39-B after the launch was scrubbed at Kennedy Space Cent...
MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Leak ruins NASA moon rocket launch bid; next try weeks away

NASA’s new moon rocket sprang another dangerous fuel leak Saturday, forcing launch controllers to call off their second attempt this week
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Associated Press

Twitter to roll out edit feature for premium users

Permanently misspelled tweets might soon be a thing of the past. Twitter said Thursday it's working on allowing users to edit their tweets, which it said is one of the most requested features to date.
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NASA's Artemis I rocket sits on launch pad 39-B at Kennedy Space Center on September 03, 2022 in Ca...
MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Fuel leak ruins NASA’s 2nd shot at launching moon rocket

NASA's new moon rocket sprang another hazardous leak Saturday, as the launch team began fueling it for liftoff on a test flight that must go well before astronauts climb aboard.
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Mike Anderson

Utah mourning loss of astronaut Don Lind from Apollo, Space Shuttle eras

Family of Utah astronaut Don Lind are in mourning after he died earlier this week while surrounded by family. He was 92.
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