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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Science Scene: The Crawling Dead

Maluly Martinez Benavides 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. People watching zombies take over the world on screen are...

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Science Scene: Scared Witless

Ellen Airhart 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. Few clowns, zombies or witches could make jaded college students...

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Science Scene: Texas capitol’s granite emits trace radiation

Ellen Airhart October 22, 2015

There may be more addling the minds of legislators in the Texas State Capitol than the quagmires of politics — radiation.    The Texas State Capitol gets its distinctive color from...

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Recommended study hours may be unmanageable for some students

Abigail Zeitler October 22, 2015

Nearly every student is familiar with the mantra that professors repeat during syllabus week, “For every one hour you are in class, students should spend two hours studying,” — but this...

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McFly’s ‘Future’ comes close to modern day

Alex Pelham and Charles Liu October 21, 2015

Film geeks are dusting off their power-laced Nikes and donning their self-drying jackets to celebrate “Back to the Future Day.” Wednesday marks the exact date when series protagonist, ’80s...

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Alumnus uses ball moss as green roof alternative

Eva Frederick October 19, 2015

When most people pass Texas trees, they don’t notice the spiky-looking colonies of ball moss. But when UT alumnus William Niendorff sees the pale green plants, he sees untapped potential.“Tillandsias...

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Researchers develop technology for impact protection

Eva Frederick October 15, 2015

The creators of UT’s new shock insulation technology know that when human safety is at stake, every choice counts.  For several years, mechanical engineering professor Carolyn Seepersad,...

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Science Scene: Names elude memory because of arbitrary nature

Maluly Martinez Benavides October 15, 2015

Most people will agree it’s not very hard to recognize an acquaintance on the street. Remembering their names, on the other hand, is a totally different matter.  In general, people remember...

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Science Scene: Why seeing blood can be draining

Eva Frederick October 8, 2015

Aside from the patient’s well-being, UT pre-med students have a lot on their minds when in the operating room — heavy course loads, MCAT preparation and coping with the sight of blood. The...

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Science Scene: Searching for the perfect sound wave at ACL

Ellen Airhart October 1, 2015

Austin City Limits festivalgoers who hope to bask in the sweat of rock stars force their way to the front of the stage. But fans searching for the perfect sound might want to settle back into the crowd.  To...

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Science Scene: Digital media modifies memory processing

Maluly Martinez Benavides September 24, 2015

Working on screens may not be killing students’ brain cells, but it’s definitely affecting the way they process information. Philosopher of communication theory Marshall McLuhan famously...

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Long-dead bugs come to life as UT digitizes insect collection

Eva Frederick September 17, 2015

A room filled with 500,000 insects is the stuff of most people’s nightmares. But for research scientists who use the University of Texas Insect Collection, it’s a dream come true. The collection,...