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The Great Dying: UT Study Says Climate Change Elevated Mass Extinctions

Sixty-five million years ago, the earth faced one of the most infamous periods of mass extinction. Though the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event failed to completely...

 
 

Duck Dynasty

New research tells us to forget everything we thought we knew about dinosaurs. If a time machine dropped modern day humans onto Antarctica’s Vega Island around...

 
 

Lucy in the Sky: UT Study Says Ancient Human Ancestors Climbed Trees

It’s 3.2 million years ago and you’re traveling through the forests of Ethiopia. There’s no familiar sign of civilization in sight, though the wet, warm weather...

 
 

Meet the Two Distinguished Professors Coming to UT on Gov. Abbott’s New Grant

Ten distinguished researchers are coming to Texas universities as a result of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI)...

 
 

The Power of Stories in Helping Disadvantaged Students Stay in College

David Yeager. Photo via Charlie Pearce / The Daily Texan. Research shows that 30 percent of college students drop out after their first year, and half never graduate....

 
 

UT Poll Shows How Energy Issues May Affect the Election

This November, two candidates will go head-to-head in hopes of becoming the next president of the United States. While energy policy has not been at the forefront...

 
 

From BP Oil Spill, Lessons on Bacteria’s Secret Talents

Six years have passed since the largest accidental oil spill in history invaded the Gulf of Mexico. From the day the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, pumping...

 
 

UT’s Eric Tang on Why African-Americans Are Leaving Austin

In 2014, UT professor (and Alcalde Texas 10 awardee) Eric Tang found that Austin is the only fast-growing U.S. city with a shrinking African-American population....

 
 

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...

 
 
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