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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan


Longhorns find virtual home on UT subreddit

Alex Pelham August 24, 2015

It’s typical for a wide-eyed, bewildered freshman to come to Austin with a million questions about classes, campus grounds and best places to eat around the city. With the unofficial University of...


Science Scene: The exercise sweet spot

Ellen Airhart August 2, 2015

Scientists have shown exercise can help people avoid depression and live longer. However, students who are constantly at the gym may be experiencing fewer health benefits per hour than those who exercise...


Earthquakes, amphetamines, cancer and ice: 5 books about history of science and technology

Ellen Airhart July 29, 2015

School supplies are on sale again and it’s time to start planning for education domination. UT students who still have a little time on their hands can read these books to gain a better understanding...


Science Scene: Competitive eating can bring fame and fortune but at a heavy price

Ellen Airhart July 17, 2015

There is a sport for UT students who can’t throw a frisbee, kick a soccer ball or run a mile: competitive eating. While local speed-eaters can contend for glory and profit at 16 different Austin...


Science Scene: Theories inside Inside Out

Ellen Airhart July 2, 2015

The newest Pixar film, “Inside Out”  —  called “a delight,” “thrilling,” and a “stunningly original concept” by critics — offers a...


Four podcasts to listen to this summer

Cat Cardenas July 1, 2015

After the release of “Serial”’s last episode, rabid fans took to Reddit to play detective, listened to parodies and, ultimately, waited for the newest seasons this fall. Until then, check...


Science Scene: Mosquitoes suck, but they probably can’t transmit HIV

Ellen Airhart June 25, 2015

At best, mosquitoes are a nuisance. At worst, they are the deadliest animals on the planet – killers deeply attracted to the smell of dirty socks. Mosquitoes are known as carriers of deadly...


Science Scene: The darker side of sunshine

Ellen Airhart June 13, 2015

UT students ready for a long, hot summer need to be careful about sun exposure. For those who aren’t, one UT professor is on the case. Since 2005, biomedical engineering professor James Tunnell...


Science Scene: Peeing in the pool is an act of chemical warfare

Ellen Airhart June 4, 2015

UT students will have to make a choice when nature calls at Gregory pool this summer: walk across the carpeted door mat to be blasted with air conditioning while dripping, miserable and distracted from...

Bill Nye

The next Bill Nye: six communicators that explore science on modern platforms

Ellen Airhart June 3, 2015

Bill Nye, host of the PBS show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” is now available 24/7 to anyone with a Netflix account and a passion for scientific adventures. For the generation that grew up glued...

Center for Identity releases new browser extension to simplify terms of agreement contracts

Nashwa Bawab May 8, 2015

Long paragraphs of borderline incomprehensible text in online terms of agreement contracts will soon be slightly easier to read, thanks to UT’s Center for Identity. The Center released PrivacyCheck,...


Science apps let users participate in research, explore stars

Ellen Airhart May 7, 2015

There are better ways to procrastinate than mindlessly swiping fruit with your finger. A variety of iPhone and Android apps provide a portal into fascinating scientific research. Even the laziest emoji-users...