Please Sign Up for Weekly Newsletter of Beautiful Lands!

Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Posts in science

A zoom into the Hubble Space Telescope photograph of an enormous, balloon-like bubble being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star. Astronomers trained the iconic telescope on... read more »
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring... read more »
On Saturday 19 March 2016, as WWF’s Earth Hour rolled across the world from Samoa to Santiago, millions came together to shine a light on the climate action our planet needs. Watch how... read more »
Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's... read more »
As night falls, telescopes at ESO's observatories are just starting the night’s observations. But all of a sudden a strange phenomenon appears in the distance. What could this be?... read more »
Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or smartphone, or even on a sheet of paper or... read more »
Through scientific study and understanding, we deepen our connection to the natural world. An audiovisual collaboration by Kevin Dart // Stéphane Coëdel // David Kamp // Nelson... read more »
Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States Al Gore has three questions about climate change and our future. First: Do we have to change? Each day, global-warming... read more »
We were asked that question recently by some high school students in Kentucky. They also asked us about our favorite breakfast cereal (Bill: Cocoa Puffs; Melinda: Wheat Chex); what... read more »
Researchers have figured out how to reverse the symptoms of autism in mice, simply by turning on a gene like a light switch. Although the technique is a long way off being trialled in... read more »
‘This is unprecedented’ says researcher after more than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials. Scientists are claiming... read more »
Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) scientists strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new... read more »
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This... read more »
When Andrés Ruzo was a young boy in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve... read more »
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who marked day 300 of a historic year in space on Jan. 21, 2016, shows off another fascinating feature of life in microgravity. Kelly used two paddles with... read more »
UK doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer. About 20 patients have... read more »
Two scientific conferences have heard evidence that at least two Australian birds have learned to use fire, picking up smoldering sticks and dropping them in unburnt territory. The... read more »
The world's largest canyon may lie beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, according to an analysis of new satellite data. The previously unknown canyon is thought to be... read more »
As the world's climate patterns continue to shift unpredictably, places where drinking water was once abundant may soon find reservoirs dry and groundwater aquifers depleted. In this... read more »
Researchers in France have developed a special kind of injectable foam that could be a significant help in repairing bones damaged by degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis. While... read more »
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the... read more »
Tiny biological compasses made from clumps of protein may help scores of animals, and potentially even humans, to find their way around, researchers say. Scientists discovered the... read more »
Fish oil has long been known to confer a wide range of health benefits, including boosting the cardiovascular system and potentially even treating the effects of schizophrenia. Now a new... read more »
"Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home" is a public art projection to light St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican and inspire change around the climate crisis. On Dec. 8, 2015, photographs from... read more »
Marine biologist Kristen Marhaver studies corals, tiny creatures the size of a poppyseed that, over hundreds of slow years, create beautiful, life-sustaining ocean structures hundreds of... read more »
Diamonds are one of the hardest and most prized gems in the world, but now they may have some competition. Scientists have discovered a new carbon-based material that forms diamond-like... read more »
The Association of Space Explorers reached out to their fellow astronauts to pass on a simple message of solidarity, hope and collaboration to combat climate change and reach our... read more »
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are likely to stall and even decline slightly this year, new data suggests. Researchers say it is the first time this has happened while the global... read more »
Researchers at Linköping University's Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Sweden, have developed power paper -- a new material with an outstanding ability to store energy. The material... read more »
I’m in Paris today with several world leaders for a big announcement on energy and climate change. It is deeply moving to be in this city just two weeks after the horrific attacks... read more »
Researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia have accidentally discovered a way to remove mercury from water using a material made from industrial waste and orange... read more »
The healing power of art and nature could be real after scientists in University of California, Berkeley discovered they boost our immune system. Seeing such spine-tingling wonders as the... read more »
For the people of Kiribati, climate change isn't something to be debated, denied or legislated against — it's an everyday reality. The low-lying Pacific island nation may soon... read more »
Whenever we've tried to test the effects that living in isolation without sunlight have on the body, a common thread has emerged: much longer sleep cycles. Now Julie Beck over at The... read more »
Clouds resembling breaking ocean waves appeared in the skies above Breckenridge, Colorado, in the final week of October. The rolling, wave-like cloud formations are called Kelvin-Helmoltz... read more »
What better way to express the harmony between all animals on Earth by showing all the stomach bugs, viruses, and parasites we share? The graphic below was created using information... read more »
It’s always shining, always ablaze with light and energy. In the ubiquity of solar output, Earth swims in an endless tide of particles. Every time half of the Earth faces the Sun, we... read more »
At the Harbour School in Hong Kong, TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada teaches citizen science and invention to the next generation of environmentalists. He's moved his classroom into an... read more »
A new study of a comet called C2014 Q2, or comet Lovejoy, has found that the icy ball is ejecting complex sugar molecules and even large volumes of ethyl alcohol — otherwise known... read more »
The endless opportunities that technology offers come with an unexpected side effect: There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get things done and rest, too. And our bodies... read more »
In a landmark study, scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands reported that they had conducted an experiment that they say proved one of the most fundamental... read more »
Europe has been making some some fascinating moves towards fundamentally changing how its society functions, from Sweden experimenting with 6-hour working days, cashlessness, and... read more »
Not only can trees provide us with oxygen to breathe and help combat the effects of global warming at the same time, their presence has also been linked to our risk of heart disease, a new... read more »
Once again, astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times... read more »
Microlattice is the lightest metal ever made. At 99.99% air, it's light enough to balance on top of a dandelion, while its structure makes it strong. Strength and record breaking... read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — Elephants almost never get cancer. The mystery of why that's so launched an investigation three years ago by a team of Utah scientists at the Huntsman Cancer... read more »
Australian engineers just built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time. We now have all the building blocks for a quantum computer. For decades, researchers have been trying... read more »
Snails small enough to fit almost 10 times into the eye of a needle have been discovered in Guangxi province, Southern China. With their shells measuring 0.86mm in height, the researchers... read more »
Consider the plastic foam cup. Every year, Americans throw away 2.5 billion of them. And yet, that waste is just a fraction of the 33 million tons of plastic Americans discard every... read more »
Wind, solar and bioenergy surge to supply a record 25% of the country’s electricity for a whole quarter. Renewable energy has for the first time surpassed coal in supplying the... read more »
On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. A film... read more »
Jim Simons was a mathematician and cryptographer who realized: the complex math he used to break codes could help explain patterns in the world of finance. Billions later, he’s working... read more »
How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected network. Infographics expert Manuel Lima... read more »
Tony Wyss-Coray of Stanford School of Medicine studies the impact of aging on the human body and brain. In this eye-opening talk, he shares new research from his Stanford lab and other... read more »
A new pentagonal tiling of the plane has just been discovered. It is the first in 30 years and we still don't know if there are any more. A shape that can cover the plane leaving no gaps... read more »
The Los Angeles Reservoir has been transformed into a huge black ball pit in an effort to preserve the water. L.A. officials dropped 20,000 more balls into the reservoir Wednesday, Aug... read more »
Scientists have developed a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water. The robotic version uses the same forces to jump as the water strider - pushing off... read more »
Tens of thousands of whales are killed or injured every year as a direct or indirect result of human activities. The health of ocean ecosystems is tied directly to the health of whales... read more »
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught this image of an eruption on the side of the sun on June 18, 2015. The eruption ultimately escaped the sun, growing into a substantial coronal... read more »
For the longest time, doctors basically ignored the most basic and frustrating part of being sick — pain. In this lyrical, informative talk, Latif Nasser tells the extraordinary... read more »
The sands of the Sahara seem endless – in time as much as distance – but the world's largest desert is of surprisingly recent origin. Lake Chad's borders reveal just how dramatically... read more »
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has made the first steps towards development of bioartificial replacement limbs suitable for transplantation. In their... read more »
BEIJING, May 23 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese team unveiled a new product of bio-engineered cornea on Saturday, which is expected to help millions of people suffering from corneal blindness to... read more »
May 18, 2015 – University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile devices capable of speeds millions of times faster than... read more »
Researchers have discovered the first fish that can keep its entire body warm, much like mammals and birds. The opah, or moonfish, lives in deep, cold water, but it generates heat from... read more »
A recently completed deep sea exploration mission off the coast of Puerto Rico turned up dozens of amazing creatures, including several that don’t even have names as of yet. The... read more »
Working with paralysed rats, scientists in the US have shown how they might be able to regenerate spines after injury and help paralysed people to one day walk again. The team, from... read more »
Neuroscientist and engineer Greg Gage is cofounder of Backyard Brains: a company that provides affordable neuroscience experiment kits for students of all ages. Gage’s inventions are... read more »
From March 28-April 7, 2015, NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) scientists led a research expedition in the U.S. Virgin Islands aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. This was... read more »
Paul Stamets is an American mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal mushrooms. He believes that mushrooms can save our lives, restore our ecosystems and transform... read more »
Currently, the prognosis for pancreatic adenocarcinoma, the most common form of cancer affecting this enzyme secreting organ, is not great. Despite accounting for roughly 85% of... read more »
We’ve passed the turning point! As a planet, we’re adding more capacity for renewable energy each year than for coal, natural gas, and oil combined, Bloomberg Business reports. It... read more »
University of Utah seismologists discovered and made images of a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than... read more »
This year’s April 24 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Hubble Space Telescope into low Earth orbit. With a 2.4-meter (7.9 ft) mirror, Hubble's four main instruments observe in... read more »
If you think of your dog as your “fur baby,” science has your back. New discovery made by a research team led by Takefumi Kikusui at Azabu University, Japan shows that when our canine... read more »
Exiled from the tropical paradise where they evolved, a tiny population of remarkable stick insects dodged extinction by hiding under a single windswept bush on the world's tallest sea... read more »
"We will start inhabiting outer space," says NASA crew commander Angelo Vermeulen. "It might take 50 years or it might take 500 years, but it’s going to happen." In this charming talk,... read more »
Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. With the mission... read more »
A UK military medic who has been discharged from hospital after being declared free of Ebola said it was thanks to medics that she is alive. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the... read more »
Hasta la vista, baby. A real-life T-1000, the shape-shifting liquid-metal robot from Terminator 2, is a step closer, thanks to a self-powered liquid metal motor. The device is... read more »
Just like us, the monarch butterfly sometimes gets sick thanks to a nasty parasite. But biologist Jaap de Roode from Emory University noticed something interesting about the butterflies... read more »
In the pages of Marvel comic books, Ant-Man manipulates fictional subatomic particles in order to shrink and fight crime as one of Earth's mightiest heroes. In real life, a team of... read more »
For decades, planetary scientists have suspected that ancient Mars was a much warmer, wetter environment than it is today, but estimates of just how much water Mars has lost since its... read more »
Traditional Chinese medicine and Western science come together once again. Stephania tetranda is an herb that the Chinese have used to treat hypertension for many years. Now, researchers... read more »
BIOS (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences) was established in 1903 by scientists from Harvard and New York University and the Bermuda Natural History Society. Today, BIOS has grown into a... read more »
A Spanish hospital has successfully used stem cells culled from healthy donors to treat seven heart attack victims, in what officials said was a world first. Madrid's Gregorio Maranon... read more »
A team of Scottish scientists has made light travel slower than the speed of light. They sent photons - individual particles of light - through a special mask. It changed the photons'... read more »
MIT scientist and rock climber Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident... read more »
A team of scientists of New York University and University of Florida has identified how a “sixth sense” in fish allows them to detect flows of water, which helps resolve a... read more »
A new antibiotic – the first in nearly 30 years – has been discovered by scientists who claim it appears to be as good, or even better, than many existing drugs with the potential to... read more »
Whales have a surprising and important job, says marine biologist Asha de Vos: these massive creatures are ecosystem engineers, keeping the oceans healthy and stable by ... well, by... read more »
Spanning academics, business and the arts, Raffaello D’Andrea’s career is built on his ability to bridge theory and practice: He is Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the... read more »

The first video has nearly four million views on Youtube. In the video, Raffaello D’Andrea demonstrates how his quadcopters can do things that you would never thought of. Definitely worth watching!

At one of the world's deepest undersea hydrothermal vents, tiny shrimp are piled on top of each other, layer upon layer, crawling on rock chimneys that spew hot water. Bacteria, inside... read more »
A computer-verified proof of a 400-year-old problem could pave the way for a new era of mathematics, in which machines do the grunt work and leave humans free for deeper thinking. The... read more »
David Sinclair of Harvard University has been working toward a molecular fountain of youth. Finding previous success in mice, early human trials have begun in small studies around the... read more »
A group of researchers are living on a volcano in Hawaii to simulate life on Mars as part of a NASA-financed study, the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, also known as... read more »
Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically implanted in his left eye. On... read more »
On Oct. 8, NASA released a photo set that look like Jack-O-Lanterns. The active regions on the sun appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy — markers... read more »
Whales are extremely shy animals, making it hard to study them in their natural habitat. But a group of marine scientists from Dare Win has managed to record their behaviour up-close by... read more »
An international team of astronomers headed by Dr R. Brent Tully of the University of Hawaii has determined that our Milky Way Galaxy lives in the outskirts of a newly discovered... read more »

Post Categories

Reader Recommendations

Most Popular