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: Confident Chaffetz shows his ignorance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541352-82/chaffetz-science-ice-warming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541352-82/chaffetz-science-ice-warming.html.csp">Letter: Confident Chaffetz shows his ignorance</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T17:26:50.224-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Chris Pond’s recent letter (“Go with the science, Chaffetz,” Oct. 17) about Jason Chaffetz’s statement regarding climate change: ”He’s entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” Recent snowfall contributing to the increase of the Antarctic Ice Sheet is actually evidence of global warming (contrary to Chaffetz’s suggestion), in that the zone of maximum snowfall (32 degrees F) is moving inland (up in elevation, hence warming). Snow that used to fall in the ocean is now falling on the...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58541352@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:26:50 MDT Cookies, badges – a Mars trip? Girl Scouts explore all at Utah conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58535402-78/girl-science-scouts-nasa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58535402-78/girl-science-scouts-nasa.html.csp">Cookies, badges – a Mars trip? Girl Scouts explore all at Utah conference</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="2014-10-20T07:45:27.959-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ella Murphy took a turn driving the Mars rover on Saturday, but not without a mishap. “I crashed the tunnel,” said the 8-year-old from Riverton, standing near a mock NASA control center at this week’s Girl Scouts conference in downtown Salt Lake City. She also swapped cookies and visited a booth for a basic sewing lesson. Six fellow troop members and hundreds of girls from across the country joined in at various stations this weekend at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The organization is...</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> 58535402@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:45:27 MDT Letter: Go with the science, Chaffetz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533904-82/chaffetz-science-weather-atmospheric.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533904-82/chaffetz-science-weather-atmospheric.html.csp">Letter: Go with the science, Chaffetz</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T17:13:24.225-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Chaffetz’s statements concerning climate change are truly frightening. Even his assertions about local weather predictions often being wrong are an insult to local weather forecasters and their information service, the NOAA-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Warnings from these services — for things such as tornadoes, floods and hurricanes — have saved probably hundreds of thousands of lives. They give an extremely accurate forecast, given the inherent complexity of atmosph...</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> 58533904@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:13:24 MDT Lowry: The cult of Neil deGrasse Tyson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58483890-82/tyson-bush-davis-science.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58483890-82/tyson-bush-davis-science.html.csp">Lowry: The cult of Neil deGrasse Tyson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T06:12:21.638-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 06:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Neil deGrasse Tyson is a famous scientist. He even has a TV show. And wears a cool astronomical vest. Only he’s not infallible. This simple truth has been established, over much resistance, by Sean Davis of the lively new conservative website the Federalist. Davis dug into a handful of just-so stories repeated by Tyson in his public lectures, the point of which is to make himself — and by extension, his audience — feel superior to the dolts who aren’t nearly as scientific as he is. The controver...</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> 58483890@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:12:21 MDT Mars mission opens India for space business http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450130-68/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450130-68/story.csp">Mars mission opens India for space business</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KATY DAIGLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T08:57:03.019-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 08:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Delhi • India celebrated putting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on Wednesday, hoping the rare feat will show the world it is open for business in space exploration and inspire a new generation of homegrown scientists to help drive growth. Those motivations help explain why India, a poor country of 1.2 billion, even invests in a space program when so many of its people lack access to proper toilets, electricity and health care. For one, boosting its space business has always been a key s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584501302014-09-24T08:57:03.019-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T08:57:03.019-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450130@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:57:03 MDT NASA’s Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441615-68/maven-mars-nasa-orbit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441615-68/maven-mars-nasa-orbit.html.csp">NASA’s Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCIA DUNN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T09:35:01.764-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 09:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cape Canaveral, Fla. • NASA’s Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet’s atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet late Sunday night. “I think my heart’s about ready to start again,” Maven’s chief investigator, Bruce Jakosky of the University of Colorado, said early Monday. “All I can say at this point is, ‘We’re in orbit at Mars, guys!’” N...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584416152014-09-22T09:35:01.764-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T09:35:01.764-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441615@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:35:01 MDT Washington Post: Fighting superbugs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58440901-82/science-advisers-antibiotics-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58440901-82/science-advisers-antibiotics-health.html.csp">Washington Post: Fighting superbugs</a></h4>