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Science Buzz: Dog bonding, dark matter interactions and eating crickets

Robert Starr April 20, 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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Astronomy department’s outreach program sends teachers to stratosphere

Vinesh Kovelamudi April 16, 2015

After 17 years of development, UT’s astronomy department successfully flew Texas teachers to the stratosphere as part of an outreach program called the EXES Teacher Associate Program. In 1997,...

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Science Scene: Scientists dream of understanding why we dream

Robert Starr April 15, 2015

You may not understand why you dreamed about riding Bevo naked down Sixth Street last night, but neither do the best scientists in the field of dream research. Scientists have several theories on why...

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Music streaming sites spark conversation about artist revenue

Cat Cardenas April 13, 2015

Beyoncé, Rihanna and Madonna rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars every month from Spotify, while lesser-known artists are left struggling for commercial success. Gary Powell, composer, producer...

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Science Buzz: Brontosaurus revenge and Daspletosaurus bites, exercising spouses, fast-food recovery and eating out

Robert Starr April 13, 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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Report: Despite high Internet use in Austin, demographic discrepancies persist

Sebastian Herrera April 10, 2015

The percent of residents who use the Internet in Austin is higher than the national average, but a report from UT and the City claims Austin still has a wide demographic discrepancy in its Internet access. The...

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Accessibility issues lead to settlement between edX and Department of Justice

Caleb Wong April 9, 2015

EdX and the United States Department of Justice reached a settlement to make edX’s online courseware more accessible to students with disabilities after the company allegedly violated the Americans...

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Science Scene: Cryonics present the possibility of immortality

Ellen Airhart April 9, 2015

Cryonicists do not believe in the word death. These scientists prefer the word deanimation, a term that implies reanimation is possible.  Cryonicists believe cryonics, the preservation of humans...

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Researchers aim to better understand effects of alcohol

Ellen Airhart April 8, 2015

Despite alcohol's pervasive influence on human history, scientists still do not fully understand the substance's effects. Each of the following studies, which University professors and graduate...

Music therapy could reduce health effects of premature birth

Zainab Calcuttawala April 7, 2015

Music therapy could help prematurely born babies regain brain functionality and go home up to two weeks sooner after birth, saving more than $2,000 per day, according to a visiting professor. Music...

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Study: Hearing and deaf children with autism both avoid using pronouns

Vinesh Kovelamudi April 6, 2015

A study conducted by a UT professor and a UT alumnus found deaf children with autism tend to avoid using pronouns, mirroring similar habits observed in their hearing counterparts. “The major result...

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Members of Dorkbot-Austin foster technological creativity

Rebecca Fu April 2, 2015

From developing seaweed-farming technologies to transforming robot toys into aliens, participants of Dorkbot-Austin pride themselves in doing strange things with electricity. Dorkbot is a monthly gathering...