Topic: Edward LeBrun

2015 Summer Blockbusters: Meet the Science Truth Detector

June 18, 2015
film still from Terminator Genisys

With summer movie season in full swing, cinema-goers nationwide are leaving theaters with a big question in mind: "Could that really happen?" Our crack team of scientists rates the far-fetched notions in these films. Check out the Science Truth Detector.

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Jane Austen, Crazy Ants and Tricky Fish

June 17, 2013
Jane Austen, Crazy Ants and Tricky Fish

Headliners: From a recreated 19th century museum show to crowdsourcing Maya research to camouflage fish, work by UT scholars garners national attention. Check out the clips.

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Invasive Crazy Ants Are Displacing Fire Ants, Researchers Find

May 16, 2013

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Invasive "crazy ants" are displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern United States, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. It's the latest in a history of ant invasions from the southern hemisphere and may prove to have dramatic effects on the ecosystem of the region.

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