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2010-02-25 06:45:00

The squirrels littering your lawn with acorns as they bound overhead will live to plague your yard longer than the ones that aerate it with their burrows, according to a University of Illinois study. Scientists know from previous studies that flying birds and bats live longer than earthbound animals of the same size. Milena Shattuck and Scott Williams, doctoral candidates in anthropology, decided to take a closer look at the relationship between habitat and lifespan in mammals, comparing...

2009-09-15 10:44:12

2 studies look at the benefits and limits of the information in personal genetics Two recent studies by Dartmouth researchers use individual genetic data to reveal the powers and limits of our current understanding of how the genome influences human health and what genes can reveal about the ancestry of the people of New Hampshire. Published in the Sept. 11 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, Dartmouth Professor Jason Moore and Vanderbilt Professor Scott Williams analyzed how...

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2009-06-06 06:50:00

A collection of 60 to 70 new bones, one of which resembles a 20-foot-long neck bone, have been discovered this week at one of Utah's most prominent dinosaur quarries, the Associated Press reported.  The findings at the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry offer promise that other large and significant bone specimens could be uncovered in upcoming years.  Excavator at the site, Scott Williams, the collections and exhibits manager at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford,...

2008-09-18 09:00:24

By Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News PROVO -- The entire Utah County community is too entrenched in the tragedy of Kiplyn Davis for her accused killers to get a fair trial here, an attorney argued Wednesday. Christopher Neal Jeppson's attorney, Scott Williams, argued in 4th District Court that Jeppson's upcoming murder trial should be moved to another venue outside Utah County. "The focus is ... not the extent to which the county may have some people who have some familiarity (with the...

2008-06-23 06:00:13

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 23--HANKSVILLE -- An ancient river, which probably dried up one season, only to swirl and surge with monsoonal violence the next, once braided through this area just southeast of what is now Utah's San Rafael Swell. The river must have slowed here, shedding its load of sand, silt, gravel, trees, clams and dinosaur carcasses, dismembered chunks of big lizards that lived 145 to 150 million years ago. Locals had known this area as a boneyard...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.