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Stories from statistics:

I-15 freeway shot

A solid median, wide shoulders, minimal hills — and a high speed limit? BYU researchers explore freeway features that minimize crash risk.

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.

The enrollment reports for Fall 2016 are in, and we thought it would be fun to share a few highlights. From returned missionaries to transfer students, here are some of the most notable facts and figures.

PhD student Sonika Sharma

A team of BYU researchers have designed a portable version of a device used to identify chemicals in different liquids that can better aid doctors, police, and environmental studies. 

Ashley Nelson presents her three minute thesis on alcohol addiction

For the first time since the 3-Minute Thesis competition began at BYU, there was a three-way tie for first place.

BYU guard Chase Fisher drives past an opponent

The "pick and roll" is one of the most commonly used plays on the basketball court, but statistically it might not be the most effective play when it comes to scoring.

Led by civil engineering professor Grant Schultz, a BYU team has developed one of the country’s most advanced traffic safety models for the Utah Department of Transportation.

A new BYU statistical analysis provides empirical evidence that when Supreme Court Justices are writing a minority (losing) opinion, they subconsciously adopt a more assertive writing style to try to demonstrate how their argument is superior to their counterparts.

Shane Reese’s career sounds like a boyhood dream: full of sports, bombs, race cars and space exploration.