Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Neuroscientist receives grant to study sensory systems

Rund Khayyat April 2, 2015

Neuroscience associate professor Nicholas Priebe and his team received a research grant to study how environments affect human senses. Priebe, along with three other experts in the field of sensory...


Science Scene: Sexual attraction based on cultural and individual preferences

Robert Starr April 1, 2015

With Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” hitting the top of the charts, it was only a matter of time before scientists looked into whether “boys like a little more booty to hold...


Alumna to discuss work creating socially intelligent robots

Megan Kallus March 31, 2015

Alumna Andrea Thomaz spends most of her work days watching a robot set the table or stack blocks. Thomaz researches artificial intelligence and robotics. She directs the Socially Intelligent Machines...


Sol Design Lab seeks to create energy-logging software for UT solar stations

Katie Keenan March 31, 2015

Students may soon have a website to learn about how much energy the solar charging stations on campus produce, store and distribute. Sol Design Lab, which works to design energy-efficient products,...


Science Buzz: Twin astronauts, water shortages, Martian marathons and too much math homework

Robert Starr March 30, 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...

Texas Archeological Research Laboratory holds 2,000 Native American remains

Zainab Calcuttawala March 26, 2015

The Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, which is on the UT campus, holds nearly 2,000 Native American human remains, according to Bryant Celestine, a representative from the Alabama-Coushatta tribe...


Science Scene: Everything you know about the albino squirrel is a lie

Ellen Airhart March 25, 2015

There is no albino squirrel at UT. There have never been any albino squirrels at UT. I know you probably don’t want to believe this.  According to local legend, students who see the albino...


Science Buzz: 3-D printers, untraditional tongues and very resilient beetles

Robert Starr March 23, 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...


Research team receives award for skin cancer detection technology

Matthew Adams March 23, 2015

Members of the Cockrell School of Engineering and Seton Hospital received the South By Southwest Interactive Innovation SciFi No Longer award Tuesday for their research about the detection of skin cancer. Biomedical...


University researchers get worms drunk to study alcoholism

Sebastian Herrera March 13, 2015

A team of UT neuroscience researchers found a way to create mutant worms that can resist the effects of alcohol, a discovery that might one day lead to improved treatment for people who suffer from alcoholism. Neuroscience...


Seven booths to visit at the SXSW Interactive Trade Show

Megan Kallus March 13, 2015

South By Southwest might be famous for its music and film offerings, but the festival is a well-known hot spot for the tech crowd as well. SXSW Interactive gives festival-goers the chance to get up close...