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Your hair knows what you eat and how much your haircut costs

Isotopes in hair reveal connection between diet and socioeconomic status.


How Salt Lake’s buildings affect its climate future

Researchers say that building policies now can have big impacts on energy use in the future.


Rising temps put desert shrubs in high-efficiency mode

Long-term observations track Mojave Desert plants’ responses to climate change.


Gamma-ray scientists bring distant stars into focus

For the first time in nearly 50 years, stellar intensity interferometry has been used to take the measure of the stars.


A bowtie-shaped spectral of lights representing the universe. The center is bright green, then radiates the hot pink, magenta, yellow, and then white and finally gray.

Largest 3-D map of the universe ever created

The results are measurements of more than 2 million galaxies and quasars covering 11 billion years of cosmic time.


Pioneering method reveals dynamic structure in HIV

The new technique can track molecules in real time, at room temperature, with impressive resolution.


An illustration that imagines what the dinosaur-like creature looked like while leaving the footprint millions of years ago. It's feet look like giant chicken feet - three toed with claws. Ferns are scattered in the background..

Insights into climate change during origin of dinosaurs

An international team reveals discoveries about an unusual time called the ‘Carnian Pluvial Episode.’


Community science birding data does not yet capture global bird trends

More observations and more focus on common birds could fill the data gap.


U center awarded $20 million grant to improve the sustainability of synthetic chemistry

Center brings together chemistry disciplines to improve industrial safety and sustainability.


row of students taking an exam

University of Utah to drop SAT/ACT test requirements

Standardized test scores will be optional beginning with fall 2021 applicants as part of a two-year pilot study.