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

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

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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