Experts spell out do’s and don’ts for parents amid baby formula shortage

White House chief of staff Ron Klain says the White House is “absolutely” and “strongly” considering having President Joe Biden invoke the Defense Production Act to address the urgent baby formula shortage problem plaguing the country. (Paul Hennessy, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health experts addressed growing concerns … Read more

Cold, hard, sanitary cash? BYU study finds going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was ‘useless’

Liz Atkinson, manager of the Quicksilver store at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, cleans a terminal after a transaction on May 1, 2020. Many businesses began encouraging transactions with plastic debit and credit cards as a safety measure to fight the spread of COVID -19. Now, a study from BYU says that plastic … Read more

Why Did Netflix’s Subscribers and Stock Go Down so Fast?

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings has long been the biggest evangelist for the platform, though now he’s effectively blamed user password sharing and competition for the company’s declining fortunes.Photo: Britta Pedersen/picture-alliance/dpa (AP) Netflix’s stock price fell so fast last month it made the Wile E. Coyote whistle sound effect of a bomb plummeting to earth. The … Read more

National avian flu outbreak detected in Utah wild birds for 1st time

A photo of a great horned owl in Utah’s wild taken in 2018. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said a great horned owl found dead in Cache County died from the avian flu breakout across the country. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — A great horned owl … Read more

Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Fatima Abbas and Frans Vinberg are scientists at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. The pair have published a study showing how they were able to revive light-sensing neuron cells in organ donor eyes and restore communication between them as part of a series of discoveries that stand to transform … Read more

Look at the first picture from the successor to the Hubble space telescope

This combination of images provided by NASA on Monday shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, seen by the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, left, and the new James Webb Space Telescope. (NASA/JPL-Caltech, NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI via AP) Estimated read time: Less than a minute CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s … Read more