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USU Geologists Detail Likely Site of San Andreas Fault's Next Major Quake

USU Geologists Detail Likely Site of San Andreas Fault's Next Major Quake

06/26/2018

Back in 1905, the Colorado River, swollen with heavy rainfall and snowmelt, surged into a dry lake bed along California’s San Andreas Fault and formed the Salton Sea. The flood waters...

Maritime Defense: USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant

Maritime Defense: USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant

06/22/2018

Envisioning a device the U.S. Navy is developing with Utah State University synthetic spider silk conjures images you’d expect in a James Bond thriller. Think strong, stretchy fibers wrapping relentlessly around a boat propeller and effectively...

USU Ecologist says Seed Dispersal Ability Linked to Plants' Life Cycles

USU Ecologist says Seed Dispersal Ability Linked to Plants' Life Cycles

06/18/2018

Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on with the business of propagation. They drop seeds or release them to the wind. Or they fling seeds with a dramatic mechanical detonation...

USU Geologists Detail Likely Site of San Andreas Fault's Next Major Quake

USU Geologists Detail Likely Site of San Andreas Fault's Next Major Quake

06/26/2018

Back in 1905, the Colorado River, swollen with heavy rainfall and snowmelt, surged into a dry lake bed along California’s San Andreas Fault and formed the Salton Sea. The flood waters...

Maritime Defense: USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant

Maritime Defense: USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant

06/22/2018

Envisioning a device the U.S. Navy is developing with Utah State University synthetic spider silk conjures images you’d expect in a James Bond thriller. Think strong, stretchy fibers wrapping relentlessly around a boat propeller and effectively...

USU Ecologist says Seed Dispersal Ability Linked to Plants' Life Cycles

USU Ecologist says Seed Dispersal Ability Linked to Plants' Life Cycles

06/18/2018

Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on with the business of propagation. They drop seeds or release them to the wind. Or they fling seeds with a dramatic mechanical detonation...

USU-Uintah Basin Scientists' Research Improves Regulatory Outlook

USU-Uintah Basin Scientists' Research Improves Regulatory Outlook

06/15/2018

Research conducted by Utah State University’s Bingham Research Center led to a marginal, rather than moderate, ozone nonattainment designation for the Uintah Basin by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA). Marginal is the lowest and least...

In 'Science': USU Biochemist and Colleagues Imagine World Beyond Fossil Fuel

In 'Science': USU Biochemist and Colleagues Imagine World Beyond Fossil Fuel

05/29/2018

Freeways choked with traffic, supermarkets laden with fertilizer-grown stock from distance fields and virtually everything we touch derived from petroleum-based plastics. It’s hard to imagine life beyond our fossil-fueled world. Black gold has brought...

Geologist Receives International, Early Career Research Honor | Science

Geologist Receives International, Early Career Research Honor

04/25/2018

Utah State University geologist Alexis Ault is one of two inaugural recipients of the Charles and Nancy Naeser Prize in Thermochronology awarded by the International Standing Committee for Thermochronology. The newly established...

USU Epidemiologist Aiding Fight Against Deadly Parasitic Diseas | Science

USU Epidemiologist Aiding Fight Against Deadly Parasitic Diseas

03/21/2018

Visceral leishmaniasis, a deadly parasitic disease also known as “Kala-azar,” “Black Fever” and “Dumdum Fever,” is transmitted to humans by sandflies.

Burning Coal Likely Caused Earth's 'Great Dying' | Science

Burning Coal Likely Caused Earth's 'Great Dying'

03/15/2018

New research findings posted March 7, 2018, by Utah State University geologist Benjamin Burger on the EarthArXiv Preprints website, are generating worldwide media interest about what caused the Earth’s deadliest mass extinction...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57468">Two Better Than One: USU Chemists Advance Sustainable Battery Technology</a>

Two Better Than One: USU Chemists Advance Sustainable Battery Technology

03/09/2018

Utah State University chemists’ efforts to develop alternative battery technology solutions are advancing and recent findings are highlighted in a renowned, international chemistry journal.

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/?id=57438">Are Physicians Prepared to Address Domestic Violence, asks USU Undergrad</a>

Are Physicians Prepared to Address Domestic Violence, asks USU Undergrad

02/26/2018

According to the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, more than 1 in 3 women, and more than 1 in 4 men, in the United States experience rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Playing Both Ends: Amphibian Adapted to Varied Pressures | Science

Playing Both Ends: Amphibian Adapted to Varied Pressures

02/23/2018

Caecilians are serpent-like creatures, but they’re not snakes or giant worms. The limbless amphibians, related to frogs and salamanders, favor tropical climates of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Most live in burrows of their own making; some are...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57410">USU Undergrad Probes Why Athletes Report, or Don't Report, Concussions</a>

USU Undergrad Probes Why Athletes Report, or Don't Report, Concussions

02/20/2018

More than 460,000 student-athletes compete in 24 different sports at National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions each year. Many of these athletes will suffer concussions, which can be particularly worrisome because of possible long-term

Targeting Disease: USU Undergrads Explore Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology | Science

Targeting Disease: USU Undergrads Explore Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology

02/12/2018

Mention emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology and many people think of “designer babies.” “When people hear ‘CRISPR,’ they think of a tool for editing DNA,” says Utah State University biochemist Ryan Jackson. “It’s actually

Brigham City Scholar Fosters Undergraduate Research on Regional Campus | Science

Brigham City Scholar Fosters Undergraduate Research on Regional Campus

02/09/2018

Utah State University scholar Mikayla Austin remembers how it felt to return to college after a few years absence. “I felt a bit intimidated,” says the self-described non-traditional student, who resumed studies at USU’s Brigham City campus, after her e

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57371">Sticky Problem: USU Undergrad Researcher Investigates Honey Bee Decline</a>

Sticky Problem: USU Undergrad Researcher Investigates Honey Bee Decline

02/06/2018

Modern chemical ingredients known as “adjuvants” make cosmetics, cleaning solutions and paints, as well as pesticides, glide on with ease in cost-effective application. But one type of these, potent organosilicone surfactants, may spell trouble for...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57370">Falling for Science: USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Neuroscience</a>

Falling for Science: USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Neuroscience

02/06/2018

The split-second into a stumble and fall is filled with shocking terror, with a blink of time to react. The instant dread is warranted, as accidental tumbles send millions of Americans to emergency rooms each year. The problem is especially serious for th...