Stories from Physical and Mathematical Sciences:

Understanding more about KELT-16b, though it’s “as different from Earth as you could possibly get,” might ultimately give scientists a better understanding of our own planet.

New BYU research shows why calorie restriction made mice live longer and healthier lives.

Professors on Hill

Sunshine matters. A lot. The idea isn’t exactly new, but according to a recent BYU study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most.


Although the topics of evolution and faith are often seen as conflicting, BYU biology professor Steven L. Peck will argue otherwise in this fall’s Summerhays Lecture, titled Evolving Faith: Putting Evolution in an LDS Context.

Treasure needs a map, vehicles need a manual, and, as it turns out, interstellar discoveries need a guidebook.

Jewel Beetles

The Emerald Ash Borer is eating its way across America. Next stop? Utah. But not if BYU biologists can do something about it.

Elementary students create chemical reactions

Chemistry Professor Daniel Ess was looking for a local and rigorous summer science camp to enroll his 10-year-old daughter in when he encountered a problem—there weren’t any.

Dr. Karine Chesnel inspects a metallic film

Dr. Karine Chesnel has always been fascinated with understanding how things work, particularly the secrets of magnetism. After years of research, she's discovered how to control a phenomenon called Magnetic Domain Memory.

A computer scans the model before printing

What you sculpt is what you get.

A new method of 3D printing created by Computer Science Professors Michael Jones and Kevin Seppi removes the amount of skill required to design an object for 3D printing.

When it comes to email security, sending an email is more similar to sending a postcard than a letter in a sealed envelope. A team of BYU computer scientists were honored for their research to make encrypting email easier.