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Let's make a deal: Could AI compromise better than humans?

(Brigham Young University) BYU researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise -- and sometimes do a little trash-talking too.

Why Brigham Young University Had a Secret Coca-Cola Vending Machine

There’s a joke in the Mormon community that requires a bit of translation for outsiders. Here goes: “How do you tell the difference between a good Mormon and a bad Mormon?” The answer? “By the temperature of their caffeine.” It’s often claimed that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prohibits their members from consuming caffeine. Show More Summary

New research to help reduce number of algae blooms that form annually

(Brigham Young University) The study shows that sampling headwaters where streams form can identify which landscapes are resilient enough to handle the rigors of farming and which are vulnerable to leaching toxic residue into waterw...

BYU's balanced attack behind Childs buries Idaho State 85-71

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Yoeli Childs scored 20 points with eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots and Brigham Young beat Idaho State 85-71 on Thursday. TJ Haws, Elijah Bryant and Payton Dastrup each scored 14 points for BYU (10-2). Show More Summary

BYU's balanced attack behind Childs buries Idaho State 85-71

Yoeli Childs scored 20 points with eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots and Brigham Young beat Idaho State 85-71        

Study: Teens who help strangers have more confidence

(Brigham Young University) A new study from BYU's School of Family Life found that adolescents who exhibited prosocial behavior toward strangers had higher self-esteem a year later. The same was not true for prosocial behavior solely to friends and family.

Trump declared war on Utah’s monuments. Conservationists are ready to fight back.

There is a legend in Utah about the first time Mormon leader Brigham Young saw the Salt Lake Valley after trekking west with the Mormon pioneers. As the story goes, Young arrived on July 24, 1847, and he when he saw the valley, he said, “This is the place.” The sentiment has carried on among […]

Researchers identify gene variant that protects against Alzheimer's disease

(Brigham Young University) Research published today in Genome Medicine details a novel and promising approach in the effort to treat Alzheimer's disease.Professors Perry Ridge and John Kauwe have discovered a rare genetic variant that...Show More Summary

Man's guilty plea upheld in 2009 murder of BYU professor

The Utah Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a man convicted of killing a retired Brigham Young University professor in 2009 to withdraw his guilty plea. The justices said … Click to Continue »

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.

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