Topic: Jackson School of Geosciences

Ancient Texas Reptile Offers Clues to Evolution of Dinosaur

Sept. 22, 2016
Dome head

A newly described extinct reptile that roamed Texas more than 200 million years ago had a strikingly dome-shaped head with a very thick skull and a natural pit on top that lends the appearance of an extra eye.

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UT Study Cracks Coldest Case: How Lucy Died

Aug. 29, 2016
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Lucy, the most famous fossil of a human ancestor, probably died after falling from a tree, according to a study appearing in Nature led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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ExxonMobil Invests in Technology Development at UT

Aug. 2, 2016
Cockrell School of Engineering

ExxonMobil will invest $15 million as a leadership member of UT Austin's Energy Institute to pursue technologies to help meet growing energy demand while reducing environmental impacts.

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Monsoon Intensity Enhanced By Heat Captured By Desert Dust

July 28, 2016
Monsoon rains fall on the green valleys of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Variations in the ability of sand particles in the atmosphere to absorb heat can change the intensity of the Indian Summer Monsoon.

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Dinosaurs may have cooed like doves

July 11, 2016
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Dinosaurs often roar ferociously in movies, but new research suggests they may have actually cooed or mumbled with closed mouths. 

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