Utah and Idaho Lawmakers Seek To Scale Back Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansions

Three months after voters in Utah and Idaho defied their recalcitrant state legislatures to expand Medicaid through ballot initiatives, Republican lawmakers in those states are hitting back. A bill is quickly moving through the statehouse in Utah — where 53 percent of voters favored the ballot question …

How snow-deprived Aussies can win in snowboard cross and ski-cross in Pyeongchang

Australia’s Steven Bradbury is famous for winning Olympic gold through being the last man standing in the 1000m short-track speed skating event in 2002. In snowboard cross and ski-cross, the “fall factor” also impacts an athletes chance at medalling. But for Aussies to succeed in …

Making skis strong enough for Olympians to race on

Olympians expect top-notch performance from their minds and bodies, but they get crucial advantages from the very best equipment for their sports and the weather conditions they’re competing in. Skis, for example, must stand up to near-constant changes in stress during races. The ideal ski …

When is it going to snow? Getting a fix on what can make a good season

By Andrew Watkins Catherine Ganter, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Acacia Pepler, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Andrew B. Watkins, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Blair Trewin, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and David Jones, Australian Bureau of Meteorology Australia’s snow season is notoriously fickle. Some years bring deep …

Plans for Indoor Ski Center in North Texas Raise Questions

Within four years, North Texas could become home to the world’s most advanced indoor snow center. Inevitably, the megaproject, which would include seven ski slopes, has raised questions over its impact on the environment and the economy. Within four years, North Texas could become home …