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Study analyzes ways teachers can make science classes less difficult, more engaging

November 30, 2018

Students often perceive science classes as being too hard due to the intimidating material, but it may be the result of poor teaching and even our own false perceptions. Research published in the December...


LGBTQ Youth continue to have higher smoking rates, study says

November 14, 2018

LGBTQ youth continue to have a higher risk of tobacco use relative to their heterosexual and cisgender peers, according to an article published this year in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The...


Lift your way to a higher libido: Exercise improves sexual function, study says

November 9, 2018

It’s hard to fit exercise into a busy schedule, but researchers have found that its effects on women’s sexual function, such as increased sexual arousal and better body image, make a compelling...


Aztec medicine could be more advanced than previously thought

November 1, 2018

Aztecs are famous for ancient pyramids and ancient chocolate recipes, but their medicinal herbs may have been as advanced as drugs used in modern medicine, said to Kelly McDonough, UT Spanish and Portuguese...


Self-compassion improves academic performance, study says

October 21, 2018

Almost everyone has experienced the anxiety of asking questions during class due to the fear of appearing incompetent, but according to UT researchers, self-compassion is the first step in starting to...


Diversity in science fiction will improve, researchers say

October 9, 2018

While science fiction is full of green martians and blue Avatars, the protagonists are almost always the same color: white. On top of this, representation of female and LGBTQ main characters is lacking...


Micro bee-ome model advances bee health

October 3, 2018

In order to protect the future of bees, we have to get into their guts, according to UT researchers. A UT study, published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, uses microbiomes in bee...