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BYU student’s research solves an icy dwarf planet mystery

The dwarf planet Haumea has befuddled modern scientists for years. New BYU research details the planet's creation and solves one of astronomy's puzzles.

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BYU student’s research solves an icy dwarf planet mystery

May 09, 2022 10:51 AM
The dwarf planet Haumea has befuddled modern scientists for years. New BYU research details the planet's creation and solves one of astronomy's puzzles.
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Mother of four earns graduate degree, hopes to teach sociology

April 21, 2022 06:08 AM
All within the past five years, Jordan Coburn graduated with a double major in sociology and Spanish, worked as an English tutor, had four children and earned her graduate degree in sociology.
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Meet the BYU music grad who taught Cosmo to play the bell tower

April 14, 2022 05:52 AM
Over the past four years, associate university carillonneur Amber Dahlberg has enjoyed what she calls “the best view” of BYU. From the carillon inside the top of the bell tower, the BYU student has performed hundreds of the university’s traditional 30-minute noon recitals, providing an inspiring campus soundtrack for students, staff and visitors going about their business.
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BYU Law leads list of BYU graduate programs moving up in U.S. News rankings

March 29, 2022 09:58 AM
BYU Law has earned its highest U.S. News ranking to date, rocketing up six spots from last year and coming in at No. 23 in the 2023 Best Graduate School rankings released today. The Marriott School of Business once again ranks high and the BYU Nursing program makes a big jump.



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BYU study finds increasing uplifts leads to better marital outcomes for parents of children with autism, Down syndrome

March 21, 2022 03:22 PM
Respite care may allow parents of children with disabilities to step back and recount specific moments of joy with their children, which results in an uplift. Experiencing more uplifts might counteract the detrimental effect of stress on parents.
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Cultivating feelings of indebtedness to God results in increased happiness, desire to serve others

March 15, 2022 10:17 AM
BYU research found that beyond increasing overall happiness and well-being, indebtedness to God was also related to increased religious involvement, spirituality, attachment to God and pro-social behavior, or how much service and kindness people show to others.
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Dead trees in Utah forests are a wildfire hazard; BYU researchers found a way to use them as biomass for power plants

March 03, 2022 10:02 AM
Researchers at BYU have worked to develop new ways to convert dead, decaying trees into a fuel that can be used in coal power plants, and as a result, also reduce net carbon emissions.
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State-funded BYU study finds elk move when hunting season starts — and it's causing problems

February 16, 2022 06:00 AM
Research from BYU wildlife sciences professors finds that when hunting season starts, elk in Utah move off of public lands — where they can be hunted — and onto private lands — where they cannot be hunted. And then, when hunting season is over, they shift right back to public lands.



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BYU researchers discover locations of ancient Maya sacred groves of cacao trees

January 31, 2022 06:00 AM
BYU researchers led a project to locate the ancient site of Maya cacao tree groves. Their work led them to sinkholes in the Yucatan, where they conducted soil anaylses to confirm evidence of cacao, a plant considered divine by the Maya.
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BYU researchers sequenced the quinoa genome. Now they’re introducing hybrids of the crop to developing nations

January 11, 2022 09:49 AM
As soils across the world become less fertile and more desert-like due to climate change, it’s getting harder for farmers, especially those in developing nations, to grow basic life-preserving crops such as corn, wheat and rice.
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