KCPW is proud to partner with EXPLORE Utah Science, an organization whose mission is to uncover science stories that matter to those who live in Utah, and the first-ever science news and information resource designed to serve Utah locals.
EXPLORE was founded under the belief that the public needs to know about locally driven research, discoveries, and commercialization, and how these innovations could affect their health, the economy, and the future.
Stories from EXPLORE reporters will air periodically on KCPW and will be posted on this page.
(KCPW/ Explore Utah Science) Thousands of animal and ambient sounds from eleven western states have been recorded and archived in a digital library in Utah. While fascinating in their own right, sounds can also be used to track environmental change. Kim Schuske has the story.
(KCPW/ Explore Utah Science) Antibiotics are our main line of defense against bacteria that can make us very sick. But that defense is breaking down as the microorganisms are increasingly becoming resistant to our most effective drugs. How we deal with this threat may determine if we will become at risk of dying from infectious […]
(KCPW/ Explore Utah Science) The US has a lot of depleted uranium that needs to be stored and EnergySolutions wants to get in on the action. Over the next few months, the Division of Radiation Control will be looking at a study on the safety of storing the low level radioactive waste, which may ultimately […]
(KCPW/ Explore Utah Science) Utah is the second driest state in the country and we use about 40% more water per person than neighboring states such as Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. With the climate changing and the population growing, water will not stretch as far in the future as it has in the past. […]
(Explore Utah Science/ KCPW) The cost of removing a cataract – between $2,000-$4000 dollars – is prohibitive for many, leaving them to struggle with a completely curable form of blindness. The Moran Eye Center has started a Charitable Surgery Day, to help restore sight to some Utahns. Kim Schuske has the story.