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Science editor finds niche among fellow science enthusiasts
May 3, 2018
Science editor finds niche among fellow science enthusiasts.
Austin startup brings robotic baristas to the Drag
February 5, 2018
An Austin startup is bringing robotics to the Drag to make your morning coffee.
Idle time causes employees to work more slowly
January 18, 2018
Researchers have found that having too much time can cause employees to work more slowly in order to avoid boredom.
UT supercomputer helps predict appearance of August solar eclipse
September 4, 2017
While the rest of the United States prepared to view a total solar eclipse with their own eyes in August, researchers at Predictive Science Inc. got a sneak peak of the phenonmenon with the help of UT's Stampede2 supercomputer.
Stress can increase fear due to old memories
August 27, 2017
A UT study found that fear caused by a past trauma or bad memory can be increased by stress.
UT Landscaping Services launches interactive tree inventory website
April 17, 2017
Money does grow on trees — at least in the form of air filtration and keeping buildings cool. Using a new interactive website, curious Longhorns can now see exactly how much UT’s trees are worth.
UT study finds taking pictures on vacation improves memory
January 18, 2017
Taking more selfies can make a vacation more memorable, according to a study by UT and HomeAway.
Buildings on campus recycle wood from Dell Medical School construction site
November 30, 2016
Trees removed from the Dell Medical School construction site are getting a second life as wooden furniture in the medical school buildings.
Director of game developer organization lectures at UT
November 17, 2016
Thursday evening, the executive director of the International Game Developers Association addresses video games and culture.
UT aerospace engineering students design Mars mission
November 15, 2016
A group of UT students are reaching for Mars by designing their own manned mission to the red planet.
Science under the Stars lecture features lemurs
November 13, 2016
At this month’s Science under the Stars lecture, integrative biology graduate student Amanda Perofsky showed the audience the diverse world of lemurs.
UT economics student researches sustainable agriculture
November 8, 2016
When Joy Youwakim was growing up, she grew tired of being told to eat everything on her plate because people elsewhere were starving.
UT celebrates Texas Arbor Day, educates community about trees
November 6, 2016
UT Landscape Services celebrated Texas Arbor Day on Friday by planting trees next to the turtle pond, educating the UT community about tree care and giving away seedlings grown from seeds gathered from campus.
NASA official shares plans for human exploration of Mars
November 4, 2016
NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman outlined the agency’s plan to put humans on Mars in a seminar hosted by the Department of Aerospace Engineering on Wednesday.
UT brings drones to Austin Energy
October 27, 2016
A UT research group is bringing drones to help Austin Energy inspect power lines.
Study: People with low health literacy don’t find health apps helpful
October 25, 2016
Health and wellness technology is everywhere — fitbit apps, patient portals and nutrition trackers — but a new study by UT researchers shows that this technology might not be helping the people who need it the most: those who have a hard time understanding health information.
Tropical fish move to stay cool
October 20, 2016
Australian tropical fish would rather pack up and move than try to adapt to rising ocean temperatures.
UT researchers help search for theoretical particles
October 18, 2016
UT researchers are hunting for elusive sterile neutrinos.
Molecular biology department plans to bring new microscopy technique to UT
October 12, 2016
A higher-resolution microscope will focus on cellular functions next May.
UT Southwestern researchers use mitochondrial DNA to find cancer risk
October 7, 2016
UT Southwestern researchers are unlocking the secrets of breast cancer through an unusual source: mitochondrial DNA.
UT creates first sustainability master plan
October 4, 2016
On Friday, a working group led by the Office of Sustainability unveiled a plan to improve UT’s conservation and social equity policies.
Fireflies still active in September
September 30, 2016
Glowing, going, gone: Fireflies have reappeared this fall, but will disappear again sometime in late October
Sustainability Symposium will explore ideas for campus sustainability
September 29, 2016
Tomorrow, the Office of Sustainability will unveil the university’s first Sustainability Master Plan.
Alumnus lectures on gravitational wave detection
September 23, 2016
UT alumnus David Reitze began his presentation by telling a story that started 1.3 billion years ago.
UT Southwestern researchers discover new way to form long-term memories
September 19, 2016
Researchers at UT Southwestern have unlocked another mystery of the brain — why people remember insignificant details about traumatic events.
DHFS raises awareness about compostable plastic containers
September 16, 2016
Although they look like regular plastic, those sandwich containers and parfait cups from DHFS aren’t recyclable — they’re compostable.
UT research institute will focus on genetic variation in medicine
September 7, 2016
Healthcare just got personal: UT pop-up institute will train researchers in precision medicine.
UT astronomers give opinions on Juno probe
August 31, 2016
As Juno takes its first snapshots of Jupiter, UT astronomers hope it will give new insights about planetary formation.
Short-term research institute will explore digital research methods
August 29, 2016
Computers can help human researchers better study traditionally human topics through a field known as digital humanities.
Interested students engage better in classes
August 26, 2016
Bad news for students who suffer through boring classes: New research has confirmed that students who are interested in course material are better able to engage in class.
Astronomy organization hosts regular sun viewings
August 22, 2016
A group of UT astronomy fans will set up a telescope on Sept. 10 and invite people to do what generations of parents have warned their children not to — look directly at the sun.
Astronomy department hosts viewing of Mercury transit
May 6, 2016
On Monday morning, Mercury will slowly march across the face of the sun. The Department of Astronomy and the Astronomy Students Association will help interested viewers see this relatively rare event on the roof of RLM from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Studio arts senior uses art and technology to create video games
April 28, 2016
Game developer, level designer, 3D-modeler: senior Christina Curlee is not your average studio art major.
Poll finds millennials more concerned about energy and the environment
April 20, 2016
What starts with millennials could change the world’s climate. Although energy and environmental issues are still mainly partisan among older Americans, younger voters are overall more concerned about climate change, according to a UT survey.
Sharing secrets can improve mental health
April 13, 2016
It’s time to confess — keeping secrets is bad for students’ mental health and immune systems, according to psychology professor Jamie Pennebaker.
UT researchers view interactions between DNA-repairing proteins
April 12, 2016
A closer look at the individual proteins that repair living cells could provide clues for defeating cancer, according to UT research scientist Ilya Finkelstein.
UT Southwestern researcher creates molecule to fix genetic mutation
April 1, 2016
A synthetic molecule developed by UT Southwestern research scientist David Corey’s laboratory may soon treat a rare, incurable genetic disease.
Penguin brain evolution lags behind loss of flight
March 25, 2016
Until about 60 million years ago, penguins soared above the ocean. When they lost the ability to fly, their brains took a while to catch up.
Yale grad student discusses changing definition of software
March 7, 2016
The controversial dispute between Apple and the FBI has been in the news a lot lately.
Nursing graduate student helps fight progression of multiple sclerosis
March 4, 2016
UT nursing graduate student Janet Morrison has spent hundreds of hours helping multiple sclerosis patients improve their quality of life.
Lecture takes close look at individual molecules
February 23, 2016
The work of Nobel Prize-winning chemist W.E. Moerner unlocked the secrets of how living cells work.
UT graduate student sets the stage for reduced jet lag
February 19, 2016
Most people wouldn’t make a connection between theatrical design and airplanes. For Andrew Carson, however, combining the two fields offered a solution to a tiresome problem.
Visible planets align this month
February 8, 2016
A once-in-a-decade celestial show is marching across the sky every morning for a few weeks this winter.