Latest University of Utah News

Research on beards, wads of gum wins 2021 Ig Nobel prizes

Sep. 09, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

Beards aren't just cool and trendy — they might also be an evolutionary development to help protect a man's delicate facial bones from a punch to the face. That's the conclusion of a trio of scientists from the University of Utah who are among the winners of this year's...

Students with disabilities hope for 'new normal' in class

Sep. 05, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Anna Stephens is a physics and astronomy student at the University of Utah. At first, she hated the idea of attending class remotely last school year. Stephens deals with chronic pain and fatigue. She’s also autistic and has ADHD. ...

Census figures reflect aging of rural Utah

Aug. 29, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — While most of the world was on pandemic lockdown last year, Lisa Jeppson and her husband put more than 2,000 miles on their side-by-side ATV exploring the natural wonders of Wayne County. The striking landscapes — the county includes parts of...

1 dead, 1 injured in south-central Idaho house fire

Aug. 18, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

BUHL, Idaho (AP) — An 87-year-old man died in a house fire in south-central Idaho on Wednesday, authorities said. The Twin Falls County coroner’s office tells The Times-News that James J. Kodesh Sr. died from smoke inhalation in the house fire early Wednesday at the...