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CNS Honors Thesis Symposium showcases student research across fields

Larissa Herold April 24, 2018

On Friday, seniors from the Polymathic Scholars, Health Science Scholars and Dean’s Scholars honors programs shared their thesis work at the College of Natural Sciences Honors Thesis Symposium. The...

Astronomers still excited for James Webb Space Telescope despite another launch delay

Larissa Herold April 20, 2018

Astronomers now have to wait at least another year for launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. NASA announced last month that the launch would be delayed yet again, this time from May 2019 to May 2020....


VR game raises awareness of human trafficking

Larissa Herold March 28, 2018

Virtual reality can teach lessons and serve as an immersive video game platform, but it can also have another purpose: raising awareness about social justice issues, such as human trafficking.  The...

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Little leaping lemurs’ social lives influence what bacteria is found in their digestive systems

Larissa Herold March 28, 2018

Conventional wisdom says you are what you eat, but for lemurs, it’s who they hang out with that influences the composition of their gut microbiomes, UT researchers have found. The gut microbiome...


Mathematicians map out possible solutions to gerrymandering

Larissa Herold March 7, 2018

Gerrymandering, or dividing an area into political units to give special advantages to one group, is often used to sway the outcome of elections, but mathematicians may be able to solve the problem.  According...


UT Libraries hosts Instagram competition to showcase undergraduate research

Larissa Herold February 14, 2018

A new competition is encouraging undergraduates to share images of their research in order to practice communicating that research to the public. The Images of Research Competition is accepting submissions...


Rare astronomical event, super blue blood moon, passes over Texas

Larissa Herold January 29, 2018

Six months after the Great American Solar Eclipse, the Texas skies will once again host an unusual astronomical event. On Jan. 31, a lunar eclipse will combine a blue moon, a blood moon and a supermoon,...

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