Science and Technology

Creating Star Stuff on Earth

April 19, 2018
Z-Machine

With a new $7 million grant, astrophysicists will re-create the physical environment inside white dwarf stars, helping reduce uncertainties about the sizes and ages of these super-dense objects.

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Great Barrier Reef Can Survive for Another Century

April 19, 2018
Staghorn Coral

They're still under threat from global warming, but corals in the Great Barrier Reef have enough genetic variation to survive for at least another century, or more than 50 years longer than previous estimates have suggested.

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Saying Mental Illness and Mass Violence Go Together is Wrong

April 19, 2018
Mental Health

Labeling mass killers mentally ill is used to separate “them” from us. 

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Paul Goldbart Named Dean of the College of Natural Sciences

April 12, 2018
Paul Goldbart

UT Austin has named Paul Goldbart the next dean of the College of Natural Sciences. His appointment will begin Aug.1, and he will hold the Robert E. Boyer Chair in Natural Sciences.

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Salty Subglacial Lakes Could Help in Search for Life

April 12, 2018
Devon Ice Cap

Researchers from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) have helped discover the first subglacial lakes ever found in the Canadian High Arctic. 

 

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