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Renowned Utah rock art younger than believed

Sep 1, 2014

Renowned Utah rock art younger than believed

Life-sized figures sketched into red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park were drawn 1,000 years more recently than what had long been believed, a team of Utah State University scientists discovered about the world-renowned rock art. The team used modern luminescence dating techniques to ...

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

Sep 1, 2014

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. ...

Aug 31, 2014

Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade: a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors say the Novartis drug — which doesn’t have a ...

Vaccine mixture boosts polio immunity

Aug 30, 2014

Vaccine mixture boosts polio immunity

by Lauran Neergaard

New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and conflict-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity. The World Health Organization ...

Site of dinosaur tracks to be unveiled

Aug 30, 2014

Site of dinosaur tracks to be unveiled

by Brady Mccombs

A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall in Utah. There are more than 200 tracks near the city of Moab from ...