Research

Humor in science communication

Sara Yeo, assistant professor in communication, was awarded a $750,000 NSF grant to study how people respond to funny science messages on social media.


Beat the heat

University of Utah engineers develop a chip that converts wasted heat into usable energy.


Reversing prediabetes in mice

Results highlight a potential diabetes drug target and role for lowering total ceramides in the body.


How the river flows

New U research shows that there are natural water sources that shape the character of Utah’s Jordan River.


A major merger

The U’s departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering recently merged into a single academic unit.


Not a bunch of ‘croc’

U scientists have found that multiple ancient groups—including relatives of crocodiles and alligators—were not the carnivores we know today, but veggie eaters.


How trees affect the weather

New research led by U biologists finds that some plants and trees’ water use can make droughts more intense.


Fewer males born during periods of stress

Research shows fewer male babies are born in the U.S. during periods of environmental and ecological stress—a pattern referred to as male-biased fetal attrition or male-biased fetal loss.


‘Alien’ bird invasions

Research shows location is the biggest factor in successful “alien” bird invasions—which are also seen as negatively impacting native species.


A warning for the future?

Research shows disruptions rippled out from climate change in South America.