The Rockstar Geologist Who Mapped the Minerals of the Cosmos

At the age of 57, geologist Ursula Marvin traveled to Antarctica to hunt for meteorites, the first woman to ever do so.

Spiral Jetty: An artist’s giant, lonely, eerie canvas

If you ever take the long journey to visit what is arguably Utah’s most famous artwork, there are a few things it might be useful to take along for the ride:

An art historian to explain it.

A couple of city dwellers who have never seen it before.

A college student who heard about it in his humanities class.

And a camera-equipped drone to fly overhead.




The Great Salt Lake’s Spiral Jetty is a symbol of Utah’s magnificent history

SALT LAKE CITY — Nestled amid the rocky shores of the Great Salt Lake’s Rozel Point, the Spiral Jetty is more than simply artwork; it’s a testament to the seemingly infinite wonders of nature.


Rainbow Bridge earns national recognition for Native American cultural significance

SALT LAKE CITY — Rainbow Bridge at Lake Powell, which for centuries has inspired stories of origin, ceremonial rites and pilgrimages for multiple tribes, has been designated by the National Park Service as a “traditional cultural property” — the first in Utah.


Rock and Mineral festival celebrates Utah’s rich landscape

Few places on earth offer geology as interesting as that found in Utah. From the Colorado Plateau to the basin and range of the West Desert to the Wasatch Front, the earth on display is almost unmatched in its variety.


A festival of science

Science is fun and should be accessible to everyone – plus, there are many interesting scientific happenings on the Colorado Plateau – according to organizers of the first-ever Moab Festival of Science, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 25.


What Happened in the Seconds, Hours, Weeks After the Dino-Killing Asteroid Hit Earth?

No one could have seen the catastrophe coming. Dinosaurs stalked each other and munched on lush greens as they had for over 170 million years.


This Duck-Billed Dinosaur Had a Rare Case of Arthritis

may sometimes seem like monolithic, almost mythical beasts, but the statuesque skeletons that populate museums around the world once belonged to living, breathing animals.


Rare mammoth tusk unearthed in Cub River area

The fossilized tusk of a Columbian mammoth was unearthed in a private gravel pit in the Cub River area on July 19.


New Lenox paleontologist creating 3-D maps of historic Jurassic site

A historic dinosaur site is getting a second look – and possibly a second hypothesis of how the bones got there.