Nala Rogers

Science Writer

Washington DC

Nala Rogers


What Darwin Didn’t Know

June 8, 2011 – In “The Evidence for Evolution” – published this month by the University of Chicago Press – the anthropology professor tries to lay to rest what he says are persistent and inaccurate anti-evolution arguments with scientific evidence that was unavailable in Charles Darwin’s day. Rogers points out that Darwin didn’t know about genetics, continental drift or the age of the Earth. Link to Story

Standing Up to Fight

Does It Explain Why We Walk Upright, Why Women Like Tall Men? May 18, 2011 – A University of Utah study shows that men hit harder when they stand on two legs than when they are on all fours, and when hitting downward rather than upward, giving tall, upright males a fighting advantage. This may help explain why our ape-like human ancestors began walking upright and why women tend to prefer tall men. Link to Story

Monitoring Killer Mice from Space

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Philip Dennison, University of Utah. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Philip Dennison, University of Utah. 630 people like this. Sign Up to see what your friends like. Feb. 15, 2011 - The risk of deadly hantavirus outbreaks in people can be predicted months ahead of time by using satellite images to monitor surges in vegetation that boost mouse populations, a University of Utah study says. Link to Story

The LouseBuster Returns

The commercial version of the LouseBuster -- invented at the University of Utah and now sold by Larada Sciences of Salt Lake City -- is improved over the prototype. Compared with the original, the new version (shown here) is quieter, can be plugged into standard electrical outlets and has an applicator with 28 cone-shaped tips that do not get tangled in hair. Link to Story

Honey, I Shrunk the U Logo!

In an example of how a technology wonk displays school spirit, an engineer has created a golden University of Utah logo that is smaller than the width of an average human hair. The gold etching is only 70 microns across – that’s 70 millionths of a meter, or less than three one-thousandths of an inch, which is about the diameter of a blonde hair, among the thinnest types of human hair. Link to Story


Nala Rogers

I am a staff writer at Inside Science, where I cover the Earth and Creature beats. I have written for Science, Nature, Scientific American, the University of Utah, and other outlets. In my free time I like to play with wildlife.

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