Stories from Physical and Mathematical Sciences:

BYU chemistry researchers

With help from a palm-sized plastic rectangle, BYU researchers are hoping to minimize the problem of premature deliveries. The chip is designed to predict, with up to 90 percent accuracy, a woman’s risk for a future preterm birth.

toppling Lego

A BYU researcher's targeted sound vibrations can topple individual Lego figurines without touch — and the applications extend far beyond play.

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.

Summerhays

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.