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Study: Mental health mobile apps are effective self-help tools

(Brigham Young University) When it comes to strengthening your mental or emotional health, would you trust an app? A trio of BYU professors has published new research that says the answers is yes.

A deep dive into American families

The Deseret News and the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University are out with results of a survey on the American family. With 3,000 respondents, the survey provides a wealth of information on everything from cellphone use to drug addiction to political behavior. We’ll look at a few of […]

Want safe travels? Find freeways with these features

(Brigham Young University) A solid median, wide shoulders, minimal hills -- and a high speed limit? Brigham Young University researchers explore freeway features that minimize crash risk.

Bryant lifts BYU to 91-61 win over Mississippi Valley St.

Elijah Bryant scored 27 points and was 10-for-11 shooting and Yoeli Childs had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Brigham Young dismantled Mississippi Valley State 91-61 in the season opener for both teams        

Family favoritism: Younger siblings impacted more

(Brigham Young University) A new study shows if a younger sibling feels like they're the favorite and their parents agree, their relationship is strengthened. With older siblings, whether they feel favored or not, it has no major effect on the relationship.

BYU, NCAA investigating booster's connections to guard Emery

The NCAA and Brigham Young University say they're investigating whether a booster paid for Cougars guard Nick Emery to travel to concerts and an amusement park and gave him a new car to use        

Politicians who use violent rhetoric are driving greater polarization

(Brigham Young University) Scroll through Twitter or watch an NFL game and you'll quickly remember we live in a time of unprecedented political polarization. Who's to blame for the lack of unity? According to researchers, politicians' penchant for using violent language isn't helping.

Brunson: Brigham Young v. The Bureau of Internal Revenue — Tithing And The Income Tax

Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Brigham Young vs. The Bureau of Internal Revenue: In 1871, Brigham Young, the president and trustee-in-trust of the Mormon church, decided to end the church’s practice of tithing, a significant source of revenue for the Mormon church. This decision was the culmination of more than a...

Accused rapist goes free — but BYU student still ‘violated the honor code’ by being raped

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Last year, a student at Brigham Young University made news when she was accused of violating the school’s honor code by being raped. The accused rapist Nasiru Seidu was acquitted of the 2015 first-degree rape charge, according to Jezebel. The survivor was allegedly raped off campus, but she...

Stress might be just as unhealthy as junk food to digestive system

(Brigham Young University) We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet.

Study: Break the attachment before selling your stuff

(Brigham Young University) Ever tried to sell something you've owned for a while on Craigslist and found that no one is willing to pony up what you're asking? It's because you're asking too much.

You Need To Know About Cosmo, The BYU Cougars Football Mascot Who Is A Dancing LEGEND!

Bad news, everybody: NONE of you are as good at dancing as Cosmo, the official cougar mascot for the Brigham Young University Cougars. Cosmo is getting a lot of attention this weekend after his second straight successful dance video has gone viral — even as the football team he's cheering for is really, really, really bad. Related: [...]

This BYU Cougar Mascot Dances So Hard It Will Leave You Shook

No one displayed more school spirit than the Brigham Young University mascot Saturday.

Delivering bad news? Don't beat around the bush

(Brigham Young University) New research shows that when it comes to receiving bad news, most people prefer directness, candor and very little -- if any -- buffer.

BYU-Hawaii to pay $5K to settle sex harassment lawsuit

An attorney representing Brigham Young University-Hawaii tells a federal judge the school will pay $5,000 to settle a former student's lawsuit alleging her campus job supervisor sexually assaulted and harassed … Click to Continue »

Smartfoam Can Measure Impacts in Football Helmets

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Biomedical engineers at Brigham Young University have developed a nanocomposite “smartfoam” lining for football helmets, which measures impacts and can help coaches know if a player may have sustained a brain injury. Football players risk concussions during games. If a player is involved in a collision, it can be difficult to know whether they should […]

Researchers use Wikipedia to give AI context clues

(Brigham Young University) A team of BYU computer scientists is teaching artificial intelligence agents how to interact with the world in a way that makes sense.

Trump Says Jump, Supporters Ask 'How High?'

Michael Barber and Jeremy C. Pope, political scientists at Brigham Young University, reported in their recent paper "Does Party Trump Ideology? Disentangling Party and Ideology in America," that many Republican voters are: "malleable...Show More Summary

Wondering if that mole is cancerous? Look at illustrations, not photos

(Brigham Young University) Melanoma kills more than 50,000 people worldwide annually. But because early detection dramatically improves prognoses, a BYU professor is working to help people better identify problematic moles.

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