Press Releases

Galactic “Wind” Stifling Star Formation is Most Distant Seen

Sept. 6, 2018
galaxy wind

For the first time, a powerful “wind” of molecules has been detected in a galaxy 12 billion light-years away, showing how the earliest galaxies regulated the birth of stars to keep from blowing themselves apart.

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Genes Are Key to Academic Success, Study Shows

Sept. 5, 2018
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Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much of what they will need to succeed.

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Testing for Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes with a Cell Phone

Aug. 30, 2018
Mosquito Analyzer

A new diagnostic tool can quickly and cheaply identify whether a mosquito belongs to the species that carries dangerous diseases such as Zika virus, dengue, chikungunya or yellow fever.

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Mammal Forerunner Sheds Light on Brain Evolution

Aug. 29, 2018
Multiple kayentatherium skeletons

A newly described fossil of an extinct mammal relative — and her 38 babies — is among the best evidence that a key development in the evolution of mammals was trading brood power for brain power.

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New Texas Supercomputer to Push the Frontiers of Science

Aug. 29, 2018
FRONTERA

The National Science Foundation awards $60 million to the Texas Advanced Computing Center to build a new supercomputer that will be the fastest at any U.S. university and among the most powerful in the world.

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