Andrew Durso

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A few months ago, gravitational waves from a black hole collision were measured by scientists, a discovery many have predicted to win the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016. One Utah author wrote about this discovery in his science fiction novel—five years before it happened.


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A researcher studying how desert soils can help combat climate change will visit Utah State University this week. 

Many people think of the Utah desert as devoid of life. But deserts are complex ecosystems full of plants, animals, and other less visible microbial fauna that play major roles in the ecosystem.

Princeton University

Cattle are increasingly replacing wild ungulates on the world’s rangelands and prairies, but new research from Utah State University scientists suggests that cows and zebras may have similar effects on grasslands.


Tart Cherry Trees Are Still Just Trees

Apr 8, 2016
USDA

The cherry is Utah’s state fruit, and about 2 billion cherries are harvested in Utah each year, more than in any other state except Michigan.


Kit Foxes and Coyotes Clash in Utah's West Desert

Apr 6, 2016
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New science from Utah State University examined the relationship between kit foxes, coyotes, and water in Utah’s western deserts.


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Scientists who study rivers debate how to classify them, but a new study suggests the different approaches are not so different.

  

Snakes Resist Toad Toxins

Mar 15, 2016
Colorado State University

Utah State University researchers have pinned down the genetic mutations that allow certain species of snakes to resist toad toxins.


Utah State Researchers Search for Zika Virus Cure

Feb 24, 2016
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Researchers at the Utah State University Institute for Antiviral Research are out in front of the global outbreak of Zika virus.

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Yesterday’s announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves, a phenomenon that Einstein predicted, but which he thought humans could never detect, rocked the scientific world.


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Toward the end of last year, at COP21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, 185 countries and the European Union signed the Paris Agreement. This agreement is the first international accord to establish binding commitments by all parties to work towards limiting global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius.


Off-Trail Visitors Stick Together

Jan 27, 2016
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Visitors to national parks and forests often leave designated trails, despite signs and rangers telling them not to. Utah State University scientists used GPS technology to follow visitors off-trail and assess their impacts.


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For his first movie about a mouse, Walt Disney showcased Mickey navigating the river waters by steamboat. But for Dr. Laurie Dizney, the filming of mice happened in the dry Utah desert. Her work shows how using mice and cameras could help protect people from hantavirus and other deadly diseases.