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30: Science of living in a basement: an editor’s goodbye
December 5, 2016
Cave-dwelling creatures are often pigmentless and eyeless, with translucent skin and a layer of threadlike sensory hairs. Fortunately, although they spend approximately the same amount of time underground, the same cannot be said of Daily Texan editors.
30: The science of living in a basement: an editor’s goodbye
December 5, 2016
Cave-dwelling creatures are often pigmentless and eyeless, with translucent skin and a layer of threadlike sensory hairs.
Austin Parks and Recreation helps Zilker Park grass recover after ACL
October 18, 2016
They came, they saw, they trampled.
UT professor leads first panel for 100-year artificial intelligence study
September 2, 2016
A lot can happen in 100 years — just ask UT computer science professor Peter Stone.
UT researchers find strong link between genetics and academic success
August 24, 2016
New research from UT’s College of Liberal Arts suggests that factors influencing a student’s academic performance may be more “nature” and less “nurture.”
ExxonMobil invests $15 million in UT Energy Institute
August 22, 2016
Earlier this month, ExxonMobil announced that it will provide $15 million of funding to the UT Energy Institute to further research in areas such as renewable energy, battery technology and power grid modeling.
Experts still disagree on role of Tower shooter's brain tumor
July 30, 2016
There are now differing opinions about the role of UT Tower shooter Charles Whitman’s malignant brain tumor.
Longhorn Lab Report: April 21st, 2016
April 21, 2016
On this week's episode of Longhorn Lab Report, hosts Eva Frederick and Ellen Airhart discuss oxygen in distant stars, mountains on Mars, and clean water here on Earth. Ellen interviews special guest Katy Redd, who serves as associate director for prevention and outreach at the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center.
Longhorn Lab Report: April 14th, 2016
April 14, 2016
On this week's edition of Longhorn Lab Report, Host Eva Frederick and Ellen Airhart discuss how to maintain healthy relationships and viable scientific statistics. Ellen interviewed Stacey Arnold about what it is like to be a nutrition major. If you would have health questions for Stacey, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Longhorn Lab Report: April 7th, 2016
April 7, 2016
Longhorn Lab Report: March 31st, 2016
March 31, 2016
On this week's episode of Longhorn Lab Report, hosts Ellen Airhart and Eva Frederick discuss the potential for a real-life Jurassic Park, alcohol and how Benedict Cumberbatch pronounces “penguins.” Reporter Danielle Ransom did an interview with RB Brenner about his collaboration with the Washington Post and the Texas Advanced Computing Center’s visualization lab. The team created a 3D virtual reality tour of Mars.
Longhorn Lab Report: February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016
Welcome to episode two of the Daily Texan’s science and technology podcast. This week, hosts Eva Frederick and Ellen Airhart discuss research on disease and human behavior being conducted at UT, and Ellen interviews Dr. Craig Wheeler to learn more about gravitational waves.
Longhorn Lab Report: February 11th, 2016
February 11, 2016
UT researchers working to create diagnostic tool to assess viruses such as Zika
January 26, 2016
Earlier this month, the Center for Disease Control confirmed the first Texas case of the Zika virus, a tropical disease that can cause birth defects if women are infected while pregnant. UT researchers are creating an easy and affordable diagnostic tool that will potentially help track the spread of the virus.
UT freshman to present science fair research in India
December 3, 2015
Before entering college, petroleum engineering freshman Karan Jerath won the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).
History of what Americans gobble down on Thanksgiving
November 26, 2015
School children have been making red and brown paper handprint turkeys for decades — but the turkeys that Americans eat on Thanksgiving aren’t the colorful birds many people imagine them to be.
Study: Midnight munching hurts health
November 11, 2015
Forget breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the stressful end-of-semester scramble, students often turn to a mixture of between-class snacks and midnight meals. But new research shows that this erratic eating schedule is far from healthy.
Studies show students with later classes make lower grades
November 4, 2015
Escaping from the early morning rising times required in high school may seem liberating, but students might want to think twice before scheduling classes with late start times.
Science Scene: Halloween Edition
October 30, 2015
In celebration of Halloween, Science Scene writers Ellen Airhart, Maluly Martinez Benavides and Eva Frederick explain the science side of three creepy phenomena that might otherwise have you looking over your shoulder.
Science Scene: All Eyes on You
October 30, 2015
While walking home at night, many people have felt the tingly, uncomfortable sensation of eyes watching from the darkness, whether or not anyone is actually there.
Exhibit raises awareness for endangered species
October 28, 2015
In the time it might take for a person to walk through Art Science Gallery’s latest exhibit, up to eight species of animals are estimated to go extinct.
Alumnus uses ball moss as green roof alternative
October 19, 2015
When most people pass Texas trees, they don’t notice the spiky-looking colonies of ball moss. But when UT alumnus William Niendorff sees the pale green plants, he sees untapped potential.
Researchers develop technology for impact protection
October 15, 2015
The creators of UT’s new shock insulation technology know that when human safety is at stake, every choice counts.
Science Scene: Why seeing blood can be draining
October 8, 2015
Aside from the patient’s well-being, UT pre-med students have a lot on their minds when in the operating room — heavy course loads, MCAT preparation and coping with the sight of blood.
Long-dead bugs come to life as UT digitizes insect collection
September 17, 2015
A room filled with 500,000 insects is the stuff of most people’s nightmares. But for research scientists who use the University of Texas Insect Collection, it’s a dream come true.