SCIENCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SCIENCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Science and spirituality can and do co-exist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416491-82/arts-sltrib-humanities-liberal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416491-82/arts-sltrib-humanities-liberal.html.csp">Letter: Science and spirituality can and do co-exist</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T12:16:33.369-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am an ordained minister, and yet I fully concur with the views expressed by Dr. Gregory A. Clark (“Atheist Stenger recognized religion’s absurdities,” Sept. 14) that supernatural and superstitious ideas have no place in the world of scientific research. I also heartily support the views in another Sunday op-ed piece, (“Humanities grads hold their own in job market”) by Dr. Madonna Milner, that a liberal arts education provides a more successful career than does a professional degree. Liberal a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416491@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:16:33 MDT Op-ed: Atheist Stenger recognized religion’s absurdities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403781-82/religion-god-stenger-science.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403781-82/religion-god-stenger-science.html.csp">Op-ed: Atheist Stenger recognized religion’s absurdities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gregory A. Clark</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:28:01.976-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">God’s not dead. But Victor Stenger — renowned physicist and best-selling atheist author — now is. He died Aug. 27. From natural rather than supernatural causes, one might add. “Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings,” Stenger famously remarked. His epigram concisely captures two major problems with religion: It is both ridiculous and repugnant. Stenger’s first point is self-evident. When it comes to the physical world, science works. Religion doesn’t. It’s that simple. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403781@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:01 MDT Victor Stenger, atheism’s ‘fifth horseman,’ dies at 79 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58369338-80/stenger-religion-science-atheism.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58369338-80/stenger-religion-science-atheism.html.csp">Victor Stenger, atheism’s ‘fifth horseman,’ dies at 79</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIMBERLY WINSTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T11:31:02.385-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The atheist community is mourning the death of Victor Stenger, a prominent physicist who championed rooting out religion from the public sphere and was best known for quipping: “Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.” Stenger, who also graced a short list of authors who hit The New York Times best-seller list writing about atheism, died Aug. 25 in Hawaii. He was 79. Atheist, skeptic and science blogs, in the U.S. and in England, were filled with tributes and remembranc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369338@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:31:02 MDT Jon Huntsman delivers science supplies to Salt Lake City school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365495-78/lake-salt-huntsman-chevron.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365495-78/lake-salt-huntsman-chevron.html.csp">Jon Huntsman delivers science supplies to Salt Lake City school</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T08:24:46.846-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 08:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Students at Rose Park Elementary School in Salt Lake City had a special guest Wednesday — and he brought presents. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman delivered boxes of goggles and other materials for teaching science to fourth-graders at the school. The donation was made by Chevron’s 2014 Fuel Your School Program. Huntsman, a former U.S. ambassador to China and presidential candidate, is a member of the Chevron board of directors. Chevron said it plans to donate up to $500,000 for eligible clas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365495@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:24:46 MDT Utah’s foreign students come for math, science, biz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58347863-200/students-foreign-percent-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58347863-200/students-foreign-percent-lake.html.csp">Utah’s foreign students come for math, science, biz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNIE KNOX</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T13:55:07.125-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most foreign students studying at colleges in Salt Lake City, Provo and Orem in recent years were pursuing bachelor’s degrees related to science, math or business. And most of those students came from South Korea, China or India, according to a national study released Friday. The Utah trends mirror national ones — two-thirds of foreign students across the country are studying for such careers. About half of their American peers are majoring in those fields, according to the report from the no...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347863@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:55:07 MDT Op-ed: Economics food fight joins sciences and Shakepeare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58346852-82/economics-economists-science-culture.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58346852-82/economics-economists-science-culture.html.csp">Op-ed: Economics food fight joins sciences and Shakepeare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Noah Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T07:43:18.813-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Noah Smith Bloomberg View In 1959, British physicist C.P. Snow gave a lecture called “The Two Cultures,” in which he lamented the cultural divide between literary intellectuals and scientists. Having been a research assistant in a physics lab and a published novelist, he knew a thing or two about both. The upshot of his argument was that literary types tend not to know anything about science or technology, while science types tend not to know anything about high culture, to the detriment of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58346852@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:43:18 MDT Rampell: Tech firms not to blame for poor diversity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338649-82/women-science-computer-minorities.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338649-82/women-science-computer-minorities.html.csp">Rampell: Tech firms not to blame for poor diversity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T10:14:36.149-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets. No, not related to their R&D. I’m referring instead to other tightly guarded information they once declared “trade secrets”: data about the number of women and minorities on their payrolls. After years of trying to deflect attention from the issue, Google blogged in May about the diversity, or lack thereof, of its staff, acknowledging that just 17 percent of its tech employees are female and 5 percent are black or Hispa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338649@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:14:36 MDT Cepeda: There’s an art to teaching math and science http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294258-82/science-math-students-courses.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294258-82/science-math-students-courses.html.csp">Cepeda: There’s an art to teaching math and science</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T01:01:02.927-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO • Every once in a while, research quantifies the effects of certain education policies on students. Then, the results are often shelved in favor of the prevailing “common sense.” As in: If you want more scientists, mandate more science courses in school. Let’s hope this fate doesn’t happen with “Missing the Mark,” a report by the ACT college readiness test’s Research and Policy division. Authors Richard Buddin and Michelle Croft studied the high school graduating classes of 2005 through ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294258@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT Movie review: Exploring the unanswerable in moving ‘I Origins’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58234111-223/ian-science-cahill-config.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58234111-223/ian-science-cahill-config.html.csp">Movie review: Exploring the unanswerable in moving ‘I Origins’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T16:26:56.3-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 04:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the thought-provoking new drama “I Origins,” director-screenwriter Mike Cahill continues the exploration he began in his debut, the 2011 Sundance Film Festival breakthrough “Another Earth,” of that razor’s edge between the two halves of science fiction — the science and the fiction. Cahill’s new movie walks on the line between the scientific and the spiritual, with a couple who represent both sides of that line. It’s in their relationship and its aftermath that Cahill builds a considerable am...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234111@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:26:56 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘Manhattan’ feels like sci-fi, but it’s history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58212057-223/manhattan-series-war-hickey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58212057-223/manhattan-series-war-hickey.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: ‘Manhattan’ feels like sci-fi, but it’s history</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T16:36:52.295-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Imagine a TV series about a group of people sequestered in the middle of nowhere, secretly racing to build the ultimate weapon to end a war that has engulfed their planet. As millions are dying across their world, they’re desperate to perfect this weapon before the powers of evil do. Sounds like science fiction, but it’s science fact. It’s “Manhattan,” a new drama series about the Manhattan Project, which built the atomic bombs that ended World War II. “We sometimes talk about this story as a t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212057@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:36:52 MDT