Emma Flickinger

Class of 2019

Articles

  • Receding salt lakes cause great economic damage

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake, an iconic 1700-square-mile natural feature that gives the state’s capital its name, is disappearing.

    The lake contains about half of the water it did in 1847, and the water level is still dropping. In 2016, it hit its lowest point ever recorded.

    SciTech | December 4, 2017
  • Research suggests bleak future for insects worldwide

    Bees and butterflies are experiencing widespread population decline, creating public concern in recent years. Data collected in Germany suggest that it’s not just bees and butterflies at risk: insect populations overall have plummeted by more than 75 percent since 1989. Scientists have known about the population decline for several years. However, they didn’t know how many species were declining, ...

    SciTech | November 20, 2017
  • Leafhoppers hide eggs with light-absorbing microparticles

    Leafhopper bugs camouflage their eggs by covering them with microparticles that deflect light, researchers announced this month.

    SciTech | November 13, 2017
  • Water strider leg fans help them navigate streams

    Certain species of water striders grow fans on their legs, allowing them to navigate habitats that other water striders cannot.

    SciTech | November 13, 2017
  • Scientists attempt to study the role of evolution in psychiatric disorders

    Genes are at least partly responsible for most psychiatric disorders. But if certain genes cause severe problems like schizophrenia, why hasn’t evolution eliminated them?

    SciTech | November 6, 2017