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Forum: Fighting climate change is loving God’s creations

By Christie Allen November 29, 2022
Climate change poses a call to Christian action, said climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe in Tuesday’s forum on campus. As chief scientist for the Nature Conservancy and professor at Texas Tech University, Hayhoe has always understood the global climate crisis through the lens of her faith and her belief in our responsibility to care for others. Read Full Story

Social media conversations are driven by those on the margins, says new BYU research

By Tyler Stahle November 28, 2022
The study found that most people – moderate Democrats and Republicans – are self-censoring their comments on social media to not create contention, lose friends online, or be perceived a certain way. Read Full Story

BYU study shows changing population and income patterns in rural Mountain West

By Christie Allen November 22, 2022
BYU professors Samuel Otterstrom and Matthew Shumway analyzed population and income trends in the Mountain West region over the past 20 years. Their research confirmed the widening inequalities between less wealthy “Old West” counties known for traditional mining, farming and ranching, and wealthier “New West” counties boasting natural beauty and recreational opportunities like hiking or skiing. Read Full Story

BYU students learn from the healthiest humans on earth in the blue zone of Ikaria, Greece

By Todd Hollingshead November 17, 2022
There are five locations around the globe where people reach the age of 100 at 10 times greater rates than U.S. averages. These Blue Zones, as they are called, are home to the healthiest people on earth: Read Full Story

How paperwork at the doctor's office can lead to medical misdiagnoses

By Adriana Sanchez November 16, 2022
While HIPAA privacy forms are supposed to assure patients that their personal information will be protected, new research from BYU and the University of Utah finds that they cause people to lie more about their medical history rather than feel more comfortable about sharing information. Read Full Story

Devotional: Christ's Atonement, invitation to act, and promised blessings.

By Kailey Marshall November 15, 2022
Elder Peter M. Johnson, General Authority Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He taught that by coming unto the Lord, He will provide a certain pattern of instruction that leads to an increase of inspiration and spiritual strength. Read Full Story

BYU nursing professors unearth disturbing trends in sexual assault cases connected to dating apps

By Christie Allen November 14, 2022
In the largest study of its kind, a BYU nursing team analyzed Utah sexual assault victims’ medical exam charts from 2017 to 2020. They found that 14% of the 1,968 rapes committed by acquaintances occurred during an initial meetup arranged through a dating app. Those cases stood out in disturbing ways: victims with mental illnesses and other vulnerabilities were targeted, and the attacks were significantly more violent. Read Full Story

Army service increases long-term earnings and closes the Black-White earnings gap

By Tyler Stahle November 10, 2022
The research found that American men and women who voluntarily enlist in the Army and are admitted see an average increase of $4,000 in annual earnings in the years following their application when compared to applicants who were not admitted. Read Full Story

Robots are taking over jobs, but not at the rate you might think says BYU research

By Tyler Stahle November 09, 2022
There’s no need to panic about a pending robot takeover just yet. The study found that only 14% of workers say they’ve seen their job replaced by a robot. But those who have experienced job displacement due to a robot overstate the effect of robots taking jobs from humans by about three times. Read Full Story

Devotional: Designed for covenant relationships

By Kailey Marshall November 08, 2022
Jenet Erickson, associate professor in the Department of Church History and Doctrine in Religious Education, delivered Tuesday's devotional address. She spoke on the importance of family relationships and the role they play in the Plan of Salvation. Read Full Story