Archive for: research

 

Hello From the Dark Side

How one UT alumnus helped continue some of Einstein’s most ambitious work The morning David Reitze, PhD ’90, vindicated Albert Einstein’s last remaining prediction...

 
 

Taking the Bite Out of Zika

We don’t know everything about the Zika virus—but we may know how to stop it. My wife is the mosquito magnet in our family. We have a running joke about how...

 
 

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...

 
 

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,...

 
 

UT Scientists Open Can of Worms on Animal Magnetic Field Detection

For centuries, people have wondered how animals navigate, and the source of many species’ keen sense of direction has long been unclear. But now UT researchers...

 
 

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....

 
 

Abbott Lists Research Funding Among Emergency Items

A State of the State address, like the better-known State of the Union, is a commonplace civic ritual. Like its federal counterpart, the address is ostensibly used...

 
 

Texas Tea Leaves: Reading Governor-Elect Abbott on Higher Ed

On Jan. 20, Greg Abbott will take office as the Governor of Texas. Here’s what he’s said so far—and what others have said—about his agenda for higher...

 
 
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