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Volcanoes Play Key Role in Long-Term Climate Shifts, UT Geologists Find

There are no crocodiles near the North Pole today, but that wasn’t always the case. Fossil bones from crocodile-like reptiles called champsosaurs have been unearthed...

 
 

Telling Refugee Stories

According to a 2015 United Nations report, there are now more than 55 million refugees globally. That means more people are fleeing their homes due to violence or...

 
 

UT Sociologist Harel Shapira on American Gun Culture

One in three Americans owns a gun, according to a 2015 Columbia University study. Yet the gulf between gun-owners and non-gun-owners may be wider than ever before—as anyone...

 
 

UT’s Stephen Russell Is Advancing LGBT Student Civil Rights

“Please choose one of the following: male, female, unknown.” It’s a variation of a question everyone has come across at some point in their lives while filling...

 
 

Chemical Engineer Chris Ellison: “I Like to Understand How Things Work”

Twenty years ago, if anyone had told Christopher Ellison he would one day become a professor, he’d have never believed them. “I would’ve told you...

 
 

Defeating Whooping Cough

Pertussis, or whooping cough, kills 200,000 children each year, but a UT researcher’s work holds new promise. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly...

 
 

Exposed to Deluge of Digital Photos, We Feel the Effects of Image Overload

by Rebecca Macmillan, PhD Candidate in English, University of Texas at Austin Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they’re online “almost constantly.”...

 
 

From Cheating Voles, Lessons on Evolution of Behavior

On account of their sheer abundance, prairie voles, a species of small Midwestern rodent, are what conservationists call a “species of least concern;” in other...

 
 

Total Recall: UT Researchers Shed Light on Memory

Let’s say it’s the morning of your first day of college. You’ve memorized your schedule, mapped out your route, and taken off 20 minutes early. But when you...

 
 

Just What the Doctor Ordered

When it comes to exercise, UT geneticist Molly Bray doesn’t believe in the old adage that something is better than nothing. She argues that mentality can do more...

 
 
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