Topic: Science

The Mystery of the Brownbanded Bamboo Shark

July 9, 2015
Divers observe a great white shark from the safety of a cage.

Sharks are splashing across TV screens all week as viewers who love (or fear) the kings of the sea are tuning into shows about the allure (or revulsion) of great whites, hammerheads, makos and more. But if you want to unravel a great shark mystery – and learn why it gives researchers hope about the future of threatened shark populations – turn off your TV and listen to what this UT student helped discover. 

Read more

Protecting Pollinators: UT Researchers Buzzing About Bees

May 19, 2015
Native bee (Andrena sp.) on coneflower (Insects Unlocked)

On May 19, President Barack Obama announced new steps to protect pollinators, bees in particular. Researchers on the Forty Acres, meanwhile, have been studying bees and protecting pollinations. Here's a quick look at some of the bee-related projects on which Longhorns are working.

Read more

MEDIA ADVISORY: Computational Medicine Day explores supercomputing in medicine

May 12, 2014

EVENT: The university's first Computational Medicine Day.

WHEN: May 13, 2014.

Read more

Astronomers Find Sun's 'Long-Lost Brother,' Pave Way for Family Reunion

May 8, 2014

A team of researchers led by astronomer Ivan Ramirez of The University of Texas at Austin has identified the first "sibling" of the sun a star almost certainly born from the same cloud of gas and dust as our star.

Read more

Three Faculty Members to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Jan. 8, 2014

Three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

Read more