Zombie cells central to the quest for active, vital old age

Zombie cells central to the quest for active, vital old age

This microscope photo provided by the Mayo Clinic in August shows senescent myoblast cells. Senescent cells resist apoptosis, or programmed cell death, and characteristically get big and flat, with enlarged nuclei. (Dr. Xu Zhang, Mayo Clinic via Associated Press) Estimated read time: 9-10 minutes CINCINNATI — In an unfinished part of his basement, 95-year-old Richard … Read more

What makes mosquito bites itch and what to do about it

What makes mosquito bites itch and what to do about it

Scratching a mosquito bite inflames the skin, and the inflammation makes the skin itch more. Here is what makes mosquito bites itch and what to do about it. (Kanachaifoto, Adobe ) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes ATLANTA — If you’ve ever been bitten by a mosquito, you know how frustrating their bites can be. The … Read more

Bob Dylan’s Utah return renews call for ‘Holy Grail’ of lost recordings: His 1976 Salt Lake show

Bob Dylan’s Utah return renews call for ‘Holy Grail’ of lost recordings: His 1976 Salt Lake show

Bob Dylan plays music alongside Bill Briggs at a performance in Utah sometime between 1965 and 1975. Dylan’s 1976 performance in Salt Lake City remains a mystery to his biggest fans; some call lost recordings of the show the “Holy Grail” of his untaped shows. (Utah State History) Estimated read time: 7-8 minutes Editor’s note: … Read more

Spiral Jetty: A barometer for the Great Salt Lake, or a work of art unto itself?

Spiral Jetty: A barometer for the Great Salt Lake, or a work of art unto itself?

People explore the Spiral Jetty, just south of the Rozel Point peninsula on the northeastern shore, March 25. (Leah Hogsten, The Salt Lake Tribune) Estimated read time: 11-12 minutes This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform people about … Read more

Judge issues restraining order, banning Utah abortion law from taking effect

Judge issues restraining order, banning Utah abortion law from taking effect

Third District Judge Andrew Stone granted an emergency hearing on Monday for a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood regarding Utah’s abortion law that went into effect on Friday. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday, blocking Utah’s new abortion law, … Read more

I gave up dieting for my kids. Here’s why

I gave up dieting for my kids. Here’s why

Rigid rules about meals and snacks can often backfire and lead to disorders such as binge eating. (Getty Images) Estimated read time: 7-8 minutes CNN — I came of age in a house of fat-free cookies, Weight Watchers’ meetings and Denise Austin’s eight-minute abs. There was plenty of pasta and ice cream but also a … Read more

Man behind Tabernacle Choir for 22 years retires

Man behind Tabernacle Choir for 22 years retires

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — One of the great legends of The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square is retiring. For 22 years, Barry Anderson handled the logistics of moving 700 people on tours throughout the world, among other feats. It was a job that required an extremely organized brain, … Read more

Parent’s guide: How ‘The Black Phone’ earned its R rating

Parent’s guide: How ‘The Black Phone’ earned its R rating

Ethan Hawke is “the Grabber” in Universal/Blumhouse’s “The Black Phone,” rated R, which opens Friday. (Universal Studios) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes THE BASEMENT — Summer is made for big action movies like “Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day” or “Top Gun: Maverick.” But what about a horror movie? The makers of “The Black Phone” said, “Why … Read more

Religious schools may face another hurdle to state tuition

Religious schools may face another hurdle to state tuition

Bangor Christian Schools sophomore Olivia Carson, 15, of Glenburn, Maine, left, stands with her mother Amy while getting dropped off on the first day of school on August 28, 2018 in Bangor, Maine. (Gabor Degre, Bangor Daily News via Associated Press) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes AUGUSTA, Maine — Religious schools got what they wanted … Read more

Have You Seen This? Wild horses flee from hungry grizzly

Have You Seen This? Wild horses flee from hungry grizzly

A grizzly bear chases wild horses in Alberta on May 26. (ViralHog via YouTube) Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes BEAR COUNTRY — Grizzly bears are known for their diversely omnivorous diet that includes everything from fish and deer to berries and roots. Based on this video captured in Alberta last month, I guess you can … Read more