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Local beekeepers help keep bee population healthy

Local beekeepers help keep bee population healthy

Bees can be the thing of nightmares. The buzzing sound in your ear can create a knee-jerk reaction that looks as if you are attempting some kind of martial arts. However, honeybees play a crucial role in our everyday lives. Although they are very important to us, their existence has been jeopardized. Pesticides that we […]

Six odd inventions that actually exist

Anyone who has seen a late-night infomercial knows there are some wacky products out there. From bald-spot buffers to baby mops, here are six inventions that seem too wacky to be real. The Miraculous Wandering Mind Detector Do you struggle with ADHD? Or have trouble focusing? Or are you just getting plain tired of nagging […]

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WSU HARBOR program flies high

The Weber State University High Altitude Reconnaissance Balloon for Outreach and Research (HARBOR) program has been gathering team members of all majors and interests to help “fly to the edge of space” since Autumn of 2007. HARBOR draws in professors, high school students, undergrads and graduate students alike for year-round planning and mile-high flying. Dr. […]

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WSU and Rio Tinto Kennecott track American Avocets

Weber State University Zoology Professor John Cavitt and three of his students are working to track the migration pattern of the American Avocet. With about 50 percent of the Avocet population using the Great Salt Lake, research of these birds and their annual cycles is critical. Cavitt and his students are interested in how exactly […]

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NY court dismisses anti-vaccination case

In a June 2014 court case, three New York families sued the city for not allowing their unvaccinated children to attend school while vaccine-preventable diseases were being passed around. By New York state law, children are required to be vaccinated before attending school, unless they receive religious or medical exemptions. Weber State University Computer Lab […]

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Research shows video game skills may enhance surgical performance

It turns out that hours of video games could be training future doctors. Dr. James Rosser of the Florida Hospital Medical Group says video games may be key to the hand-eye coordination that is so valued in surgeons. Rosser is president of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, […]

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