When a team of paleontologists started digging in the Southern Utah desert, they never expected to find a new species of dinosaur unique to Utah.
The Nasutoceratops titusi, a dinosaur similar to the famous Triceratops is estimated to have been about 15 feet in length and 2.5 tons. The discovery and research of the Nasutoceratops titusi, who’s name can be translated to big-nosed horn face, has been published by a British scientific journal and unveiled at the University of Utah.
Gone are the days of at home chemistry kits and crystal growing sets — these days, students are getting involved in research that has potential to change the world.
This past week, Utah State University hosted 19 high school students from around the nation at Biotech Summer Camp. The camp, which pairs students with USU professors and graduate students, lets aspiring scientists work in real labs on real research questions.
It's not just a vacation- it's an adventure for one family traveling through Utah, Colorado and New Mexico this week. The family of Maite Arce has made it their mission to discover national parks and monuments this summer-- and to encourage other Hispanic families to join them.
Along the way, Arce said she, her husband and sons are looking closely at what they've heard is going on with the oil and gas boom in these areas. They started the trip this weekend at Dinosaur National Monument.
As the debate over the purpose and programs in a new 500-billion-dollar farm bill drags on in Congress, a survey of people in rural areas shows most believe the federal government isn't paying much attention to their needs.
A poll commissioned by the Center for Rural Affairs says eight out of 10 rural voters believe the feds ought to be backing infrastructure projects to revitalize small towns, investing in better water and sewer systems, roads, and bridges.
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will continue making improvements to US Highway 89/91 between state Route 90 (200 South in Brigham City) and Mantua, and between Sardine Summit and S.R. 23 in Wellsville in the 2013 construction season.
Scheduled Project Activities: Crews have begun removing and replacing asphalt between S.R. 23 and the summit. One land will be closed in each direction weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Expect delays during the morning commute. Use S.R. 30 to I-15 as an alternate.
There will be no construction work the week of July 22-26 in recognition of Pioneer Day. Construction work is tentatively scheduled to resume the week of July 29.
Suspicions of government corruption stemming from large campaign donations to up-and-coming Utah officials had the state legislature discussing the possibilities of limiting large-dollar campaign gifts in Wednesday’s special session of the Utah Legislature.
Logan plays host to people from around the country each summer, from church youth groups and cheer camps to the summer citizens, escaping the heat of the southwest and beyond for the relatively cool Logan summer. But on campus, there's another group with students from around the world.