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Studies explain why people dislike sound of their own voice

Maluly Martinez Benavides November 20, 2015

Most people are familiar with the grimace-inducing moment they listen to a recording of their own voice, making it hard to hear the ugly truth — those YouTube videos and Snapchats are exactly what...

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Science Scene: Cell phones hinder struggling students

Ellen Airhart November 19, 2015

Constant notifications from texts, emails and Facebook might be responsible for students’ poor grades. Those struggling to pass may benefit the most from turning off their phones. UT assistant...

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UT UAV team designs drones for research, rescue

Ellen Airhart November 13, 2015

Ten years ago, hummingbirds inspired engineering professor Maruthi Akella and his coworkers to create drones that can move quickly and sense their surroundings. Now NASA, the City of Austin and the U.S....

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Tips for inevitable all-nighters

Maluly Martinez Benavides November 12, 2015

At a particular hour of the night, the body will call for sleep, but sometimes deadlines and due dates take priority.  College students often put homework, projects and studying before a good night’s...

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Study: Midnight munching hurts health

Eva Frederick November 11, 2015

Forget breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the stressful end-of-semester scramble, students often turn to a mixture of between-class snacks and midnight meals. But new research shows that this erratic...

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UT invests in solar-powered cellphone charger

Ashley Tsao November 10, 2015

UT students can now recharge their phones and themselves under a solar-powered umbrella on campus. UT is one of 70 colleges investing in a green outdoor power solution that allows students to charge...

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One small step for man, one giant leap for Longhorns everywhere: NASA accepting astronaut applications

Rachel Freeman November 10, 2015

Last week, NASA announced they will accept applications for the next class of astronaut candidates from Dec. 14 through mid-February. NASA said they require more astronauts to staff missions to space stations...

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Science Scene: Internalized gender roles affect STEM performance, attraction

Ellen Airhart November 5, 2015

When Cady Heron failed calculus in order to impress her crush, Aaron Samuels, in the film “Mean Girls,” she showed how detrimental internalized gender roles can be. Men often dislike when...

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Studies show students with later classes make lower grades

Eva Frederick November 4, 2015

Escaping from the early morning rising times required in high school may seem liberating, but students might want to think twice before scheduling classes with late start times. Later class times may...

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Google chooses UT-Austin as testing ground for new app

Ellen Airhart November 4, 2015

Even tech employees sometimes feel guilty about how phone screens have replaced conversation. Last Friday, Google launched a new app at UT called Who’s Down, which is meant to get people off their...

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Science Scene: Halloween Edition

In celebration of Halloween, Science Scene writers Ellen Airhart, Maluly Martinez Benavides and Eva Frederick explain the science side of three creepy phenomena that might otherwise have you looking over...

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Science Scene: All Eyes on You

Eva Frederick October 30, 2015

Editor's note: This is one part of a three-part Science Scene in celebration of Halloween. To see the other two parts, click here. While walking home at night, many people have felt the tingly,...