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Restoring Order

A new disciplinary method is keeping kids in school with a solution that sounds startlingly simple: talking it out. Picture this: 10-year-old Ben trips his classmate....

 
 

Fungus, Thy Name is Bevo

When Cockrell School of Engineering researchers uncovered a never-before-identified strain of fungi in their lab at the University of Texas, they made sure it would...

 
 

Mapping Modern Slavery

More people are enslaved now than at any point in human history. The Texas Slavery Mapping Project aims to change that. Not long ago, Noël Busch-Armendariz visited...

 
 

Shaking Up the Bird Family Tree

The bird family tree may look a little different than previously thought. A study published this week in Nature is just one of at least 28 scientific papers to...

 
 

UT Study Sheds Light on Methane Emissions in Fracking

The hydraulic fracturing boom has boosted the U.S. economy and created thousands of jobs. But the perennially controversial technique for drilling natural gas is...

 
 

Searching for Hard-Hitting Solutions to Traumatic Brain Injury

Earlier this season, former UT quarterback David Ash made the decision to quit after suffering a series of concussions so severe that team doctors told Ash that...

 
 

UT Professor Recommends We Work Less For Our Own Good

So many Japanese workers have died at their desks since the 1980s that there’s a word for it: karoshi, “death by overwork.” The term is legally recognized...

 
 

Can Ibuprofen Mend a Broken Heart?

That handy bottle of ibuprofen in your medicine cabinet has probably been a blessing in times of misery. Headache? Wash a couple down with a glass of water. Fever?...

 
 

The Family That Walks on All Fours: Setting the Record Straight

In 2006, the BBC released a documentary about five members of a Turkish family who walk on all fours. Turkish neuroscientist Uner Tan, who discovered the family,...

 
 

UT Researchers Engineer Mutant Worms That Can’t Get Drunk

Being a scientist at UT is a pretty good gig. There’s a giant petawatt laser that you could use, it’s a fast track to becoming an astronaut, and, most...

 
 
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