Archive for: Jackson School of Geosciences

 

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...

 
 

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...

 
 

Why Federal Support is Critical for Basic Research

Kitty L. Milliken, MA ’77, PhD ’85, is a senior research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of...

 
 

TXEXplainer: Methane Hydrate

Can’t see this video? Click here. It’s an elusive, chimerical material locked beneath the Earth’s surface, often called “fire and ice”...

 
 

Lost and Found

By day, Phil Bennett is a geology professor in the Jackson School of Geosciences. But he’s always on call as a volunteer with Travis County Search and Rescue. Phil...

 
 

Arctic Adventure

When it comes to finding the best stories about The University of Texas at Austin, the Alcalde will go to the ends of the earth. For this issue’s cover story,...

 
 

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Great Ideas on Energy: Geologic Storage, Sawdust Stoves, Wind Law

A century ago, The University of Texas was built on energy. Some sources may have changed, but as these brilliant innovations prove, UT is still charging ahead. 8....

 
 

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Great Ideas on Energy: Giant Touch Screens, Natural Gas, Instant Transportation Routes

A century ago, The University of Texas was built on energy. Some sources may have changed, but as these brilliant innovations prove, UT is still charging ahead. 14. ...

 
 

Skeletons in the Closet: Inside UT’s Creepiest Lab

It’s a horrifying image: a decaying animal carcass crawling with beetles that feast on flesh. It’s also a vital scientific technique used in the Skeletal...

 
 
 
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