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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...

 
 

In the Loop

A crackerjack team of UT students is competing to change the way we travel. Imagine commuting from Los Angeles to San Francisco and back in one night after attending...

 
 

Meet the World’s Biggest Telescope

The view from the remote, barren Andes Mountains in northern Chile stretches for miles, over waves of bare, dun-colored peaks rolling to each horizon. More importantly,...

 
 
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