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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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‘We want to be a part of the solution’: bthere app promotes bystander intervention to prevent sexual assault

Trinady Joslin March 6, 2019

After a friend told him about her experience with sexual assault while in college, UT law alumnus Ben Johanson (‘13) set out to create an app designed to help students stay together during nights...

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Tinder serves as ultimate dating detector

Landry Allred February 13, 2019

How do you detect a partner desiring only a one-night stand from one desiring a long-term relationship? Tinder. For the past seven years, the infamous dating app, Tinder, has brought users entertainment,...

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New study links depression and immune system responses

Rahi Dakwala November 12, 2018

Depression and stress have been studied for the psychological effects they have on the human body, but doctors are now looking at how the disease can affect the immune system. The Immune System, Stress...

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Everyone knows Jackson Reyna is an avid scientist. But for 20 years, no one knew he was transgender

Tien Nguyen and Annie L. Zhang November 12, 2018

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of The Texan’s series “Raising Voices,” which highlights issues of diversity at UT. Stories are produced in partnership with UT’s...

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Video competition emphasizes scientific creativity, communications

Annie L. Zhang November 8, 2018

Student researchers can win up to $2,500 by creating a two-minute long video about their research. The Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting the annual Texas Student Research Showdown, a video competition...

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‘Dig’ a new dating app which connects dog-people will launch in Austin

Rahi Dakwala November 2, 2018

Dating might get less “ruff” for dog-lovers with the launch of Dig-The Dog Person’s Dating App. The app will allow users to set dog-walking dates, give suggestions for local dog-friendly...

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Flaws in voting machines shouldn’t deter people from voting, UT expert says

Sunny Kim November 2, 2018

A few days ago, people claimed their straight-ticket votes were incorrectly changed to someone in the opposite party, according to the Texas Tribune.  It happened with the Hart InterCivic eSlate...

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Austin leads Texas video game industry, research shows

Annie L. Zhang November 1, 2018

Austin, often lauded with various titles such as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” may be earning another — the “video game capital of Texas.” More than 270 gaming...

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Music start-up “Producer.ly” orchestrates a new way to create

Isabella Anderson October 31, 2018

Ever wanted to produce your own music? If you’re a beginner, it’s harder than you might think. Between stolen tracks, convoluted mechanisms for collaboration and lesser known artists getting...

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Computer scientists add features to Gates Dell Complex helper robots

Lauren Schneider October 30, 2018

People who aren’t regular visitors to the Gates Dell Complex may not be familiar with the fleet of robots that roam the building. A team of researchers in the computer science department recently...

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UT computer science researcher awarded grant from Department of Defense

Kevin Dural October 25, 2018

Computer science researcher Keshav Pingali, alongside others at Yale University and Texas State University, was the recipient of a $5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA...

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Researchers tackle spider phobia with virtual reality

Tien Nguyen October 24, 2018

Virtual spiders may actually be beneficial to those who fear the eight-legged arachnids. In a recent study, UT psychology researchers teamed up with the UT3D program to develop an immersive, 3D video...