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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

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UTUnrated exposes graphic content

Jackie Wang and Eleanor Dearman May 7, 2015

UTUnrated, a Snapchat account that receives hundreds of submissions from University students, publishes a daily Snapchat “story” that includes, on an average day, nude photos, videos of people...

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Science Scene: In midst of ice cream recall, researchers work to improve gut health with listeria

Ellen Airhart May 6, 2015

The bacteria listeria caused one of the worst events on campus in 2015 — the removal of Blue Bell ice cream from UT shelves. However, not everyone is avoiding the bacteria. Researchers at the UT...

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UT roommates Will Ko and Winston Tri launch social organization app Ping Social

Emily Fu May 6, 2015

What do you get when you combine tech-savvy roommates, a couple hundred cans of energy drinks and a semester’s worth of coding? Ping Social — an app aimed to make social events more accessible...

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Science Buzz: Sexist reviewers, bullies, universal blood and smartphone pain relief

Robert Starr May 4, 2015

Editor’s note: In this recurring column, science writer Robert Starr rounds up the previous week’s top science stories. Have a suggestion? Send a tweet to @RobertKStarr, and your link...

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Cannabidiol supplements aim to give higher quality of life to pets

Jackie Wang May 1, 2015

As the Texas Legislature continues to debate legalizing medical marijuana for humans, people do have the option of purchasing related products for members of their households — specifically, their...

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Light pollution complicates McDonald Observatory improvements

Jackie Wang April 30, 2015

The stars in West Texas are now competing with the glow from oil drilling rigs and gas flares in the Permian Basin, the largest oil field in the state. UT’s McDonald Observatory teamed up with...

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Science Scene: Vaping not as bad as smoking, but still raises health concerns

Robert Starr April 29, 2015

Cigarette use in teenagers fell by over 40 percent from 2011–2014, according to a survey the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FDA released this past month. That’s the good news. The...

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Science Buzz: Invisibility, homeopathy hearings and bees

Robert Starr April 27, 2015

Editor’s note: In this recurring column, science writer Robert Starr rounds up the previous week’s top science stories. Have a suggestion? Send a tweet to @RobertKStarr, and your link might...

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Secretary of transportation: Technological advancements can boost transportation infrastructure, reduce traffic

Nashwa Bawab April 27, 2015

Anthony Foxx, U.S. secretary of transportation, discussed the future of technology as it relates to transportation in a meeting with UT researchers, faculty, and graduate students Friday. Foxx, who...

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Science Scene: Abbreviated courses aim to increase number of CPR-certified people

Ellen Airhart April 23, 2015

One hundred years ago, a failing heart meant a death sentence. Now, with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, a pulse can be restored.  CPR is an emergency procedure for people who have stopped...

Locally produced podcasts offer diverse storytelling options

Ellen Airhart April 21, 2015

Austinites looking for a good story needn't look beyond the city limits. These locally produced podcasts offer listeners stories about topics as diverse as film, sex and murder from storytellers in...

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Professor: Self-driving cars no longer unrealistic

Katie Keenan April 21, 2015

The prospect of self-driving cars is no longer an unattainable myth. According to a UT researcher, the once-deemed-unrealistic idea is now closer to being a present-day transportation option.  The...