News Releases

Taking greenhouse gas analysis on the road, er, rails

One train-mounted air quality sensor can cover the same area as 30 stationary sensors.


U signs agreements with the University of Aberdeen

This new global exchange partnership will benefit students and faculty and strengthen the ties between Utah and Scotland.


University of Utah becomes a certified Bee Campus USA affiliate

The U joins many other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators.


Restorative justice preferred among the Enga

Advocates have called for a restorative justice system that repairs harm done to victims and reintegrates wrongdoers into society. The Enga of Papua New Guinea balance retribution and restitution.


COVID-19 antibody tests can guide public health, policy decisions

It’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports,” but they are good enough to inform public health decisions.


A view overlooking salt lake valley from the University of Utah campus at sunset. On the horizon, you can see faint mountains that are obscured by hazy air, showing an example of air pollution that builds up in the valley.

Air pollution spikes reduce test scores

More frequent peak air pollution exposure was associated with reduced math and English language arts test scores for third graders in all primary public schools in Salt Lake County.


Science reveals secrets of a mummy’s portrait

Scientific analysis of an ancient portrait pigment reveals long-lost artistic details.


Two African crested rats stand face to face, nuzzling each other. The rodents are rabbit-sized and resembles a gray puffball crossed with a skunk. Their fur is various shades or brown and gray, with dark stripts that line its flanks from leg to its face.

The secret social lives of giant poisonous rats

The African crested rat’s fur is packed with a poison so lethal just a few miligrams can kill a human. Biologists confirmed where it gets its poison, and uncovered an unexpected social life.


Missing the radiological forest for the trees

Clear abnormalities can missed even by experienced radiologists if they’re looking for something else


Air pollution costs Utahns billions annually and shortens life expectancy by two years

New study reveals the cost of air pollution for Utahns’ health and pocketbooks