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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Psychology course requirement raises student concerns, ethical debate

Cason Hunwick and Tien Nguyen November 9, 2018

Tucked away in a fourth-floor office, psychology research coordinator Eunjung Lee-Furman holds an aged binder containing documents that detail the history of student subjects in UT psychology research...

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Lift your way to a higher libido: Exercise improves sexual function, study says

Joyance Liao Mendoza and Isabella Anderson November 9, 2018

It’s hard to fit exercise into a busy schedule, but researchers have found that its effects on women’s sexual function, such as increased sexual arousal and better body image, make a compelling...

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Linguists model code switching in bilingual speech

Lauren Schneider November 9, 2018

When architectural engineering sophomore Vanessa Velez talks to her friends from high school, they rarely stick to one language. Velez said her Latina friend group switches between Spanish and English. This...

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New shrink ray advances biological understanding without damaging cells

Mina Kim November 9, 2018

UT scientists are turning SUVs into small cars with a shrink ray, but at the cellular level. Researchers are studying cell behavior by shooting a high-intensity laser through cells without causing any...

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New app aims to optimize energy efficient room temperatures for UT buildings

Lauren Rahman November 9, 2018

Walking into campus buildings can sometimes feel like walking into a cooler. This not only makes students uncomfortable, but can be costly for energy usage. An app that will maximize student comfort...

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Recent political rhetoric has psychological, divisive effects

Samagra Jain November 8, 2018

News stories about violent attacks that have largely stemmed from differences in political beliefs are common. Political vitriol against the ‘other side’ has real world implications and influences...

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UT community discusses science sensationalism solutions

Annie L. Zhang November 8, 2018

Only 36 percent of Americans regularly read science news, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center. Four in 10 adults are dissatisfied with the way that science is communicated to the...

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Video competition emphasizes scientific creativity, communications

Annie L. Zhang November 8, 2018

Student researchers can win up to $2,500 by creating a two-minute long video about their research. The Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting the annual Texas Student Research Showdown, a video competition...

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Campus creatures: grackle, friend or fowl?

Isabella Anderson November 7, 2018

You may hate grackles — the beady-eyed, dark-colored birds you see flocking around campus. The widespread hatred for these birds actually plays a funny part in 1990’s UT history. UT actually...

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Capital of Texas Undergraduate Research Conference highlights interdisciplinary undergraduate research

Annie L. Zhang November 5, 2018

Over 100 students across Texas presented at the first Capital of Texas Undergraduate Research Conference last Saturday, the first student-organized interdisciplinary conference held at UT. The conference...

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Dell Medical School makes music with medicine at SoundSpace event

Grace Dickens November 5, 2018

Music meets human anatomy in SoundSpace’s latest show, Biosounds. This event, which was held at the Blanton Museum on Sunday, Nov. 4, featured a variety of performances from bands and interpretive...

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‘Dig’ a new dating app which connects dog-people will launch in Austin

Rahi Dakwala November 2, 2018

Dating might get less “ruff” for dog-lovers with the launch of Dig-The Dog Person’s Dating App. The app will allow users to set dog-walking dates, give suggestions for local dog-friendly...