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A tough label to chew on: What does ‘natural’ really mean?

When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you assume they’re organic? Don’t.

A tough label to chew on: What does ‘natural’ really mean?

When you buy a box of crackers labeled “natural,” do you just assume they’re organic? Don’t. When you choose an “all natural” chocolate syrup for your... Read more »

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Provo company creates program that filters online content

People don't have to go to a theater anymore. They can stream movies right into their homes. A Utah Country company has found an opportunity to help viewers who want to make sure the scenes they... Read more »

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American Fork police post patrol enforcement locations on social media

The American Fork Police Department is posting on Facebook and Twitter where its officers will be running enforcement. They say if it gets people to slow down, then it's a success. Read more »

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WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that... Read more »

20 hours ago

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Utah researchers tackle gene mutation resistance in leukemia patients

Researchers at Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute have identified a specific gene mutation that helps regulate chronic myeloid leukemia, giving patients a normal life and normal life expectancy. Read more »

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Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve... Read more »

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Twitter tries to block images of James Foley killing

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his... Read more »

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Facebook makes the most obvious move ever — labeling the Onion as satire

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Facebook shocked the world this week by doing the most obvious thing ever: Labeling satire as satire. Read more »

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Colleges add luxury touches to new football stadiums

Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in... Read more »

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Rock slide caused pipeline fracture, release of oil into San Juan River, officials say

Authorities believe a rock slide damaged an oil well pipeline, sending at least five barrels of oil into a wash that drains into the San Juan River. The leak in the Montezuma Creek area was... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Pimp My Cause matches marketers with causes

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"Online dating service" matches up nonprofits and professional volunteers. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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As many doctors retreat, ebola fight grows harder

When people started dying of Ebola in Liberia, Clarine Vaughn faced a wrenching choice: Should she send home, for their own health and safety, four American doctors working for HEARTT, the aid... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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New grant money helps combat air pollution

A new round of funding bolstered by money from the Utah Legislature is helping businesses, schools and individuals do what they can to curtail emissions and help clear the Wasatch Front of harmful... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

A man who is the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker and is accused of running a hacking scheme has been ordered detained until his trial. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Ebola puts focus on drugs made in tobacco plants

It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Specks collected by NASA spacecraft may be alien visitors

Scientists say seven microscopic particles collected by NASA's comet-chasing spacecraft, Stardust, appear to have originated outside our solar system. If confirmed, this would be the world's first... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Police: Be careful not to give info to bad guys when tweeting during shootings, manhunts

Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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New study explores sinister side of meerkats

One of the most captivating sights of African wildlife is that of dark-eyed meerkats standing side-by-side on their hind legs, as though posing for a group photograph. They look cuddly and... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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State crime lab opens doors to show how forensic scientists work to help solve crimes

During National Forensic Science Week, crime labs across the country — including the Utah crime lab — opened their doors to show the public what they really do. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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How Google and Facebook are helping the underprivileged — or not

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Two-thirds of the world's population don't have the Internet, and tech giants like Facebook and Google are attempting to change that by offering free Internet to remote countries and villages... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Google 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Pfizer, 23andMe team up to study bowel disease

Pfizer Inc. is teaming up with DNA testing company 23andMe to study the possible genetic underpinnings of inflammatory bowel disease, a hard-to-treat ailment that affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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