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Top 10 Percent Plan Shifts Students to Public Colleges, Study Finds

Texas’ so-called “Top 10 percent plan”—it’s really more of a Top seven percent plan—has been both praised and maligned for offering...

 
 

UT Engineers Caution Parents About Chemicals in Crib Mattresses

As if being a new parent isn’t stressful enough, studies and trends often have cautious parents running out to get the latest and greatest baby buys. Sifting...

 
 

UT Chips in for World’s Largest Telescope

The University of Texas is fairly familiar with the final frontier. UT-Austin has produced 12 astronauts, has its own Center for Space Research, and is represented...

 
 

The Invisible Man

Invisibility cloaks aren’t just for Harry Potter anymore. Imagine bending light, redirecting sound waves, or making an object invisible with the flip of a switch....

 
 

Sweet Success: UT Engineer Uses Sugar and Yeast to Make Biofuel

You wouldn’t normally put sugar on your toast, but when it comes to renewable energy, sugar and yeast make a surprisingly good team. Assistant chemical engineering...

 
 

UT Study Finds That Frog’s Love Song Can Be Kiss of Death

Some say that love bites. This may be especially true for the túngara frog. UT researchers have discovered that predatory bats eavesdrop not only on the túngara...

 
 

UT Scholar Tells Forgotten Story of African-American Psychiatric Patients

Mental illness has a dark history in the United States—one too often clouded by stigma and ignorance. Now a UT researcher is uncovering the records of tens of...

 
 

President Honors UT’s Bard Once Again

Chemistry professor Allen Bard might just have a fan in Barack Obama. With the announcement that he will share the Enrico Fermi Presidential Award with Berkeley...

 
 

Fighting the Good Fight

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, responsible for nearly one in every four deaths each year. But it’s got a formidable opponent...

 
 

UT Scientists Rescue Sea Turtles From the Cold

As several powerful cold fronts swept across Texas in late November and early December, the dropping temperatures have left dozens of stunned sea turtles in their...

 
 
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