Science and Technology

Rapid Evolution Fails to Save Butterflies from Extinction

May 9, 2018
Checkerspot

New research confirms that wild species can adapt quickly to human-induced change, but that the adaptation can cause deadly “eco-evolutionary traps” when humans introduce new resources and then quickly take them away.

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Coal Plants Get New Life in the Sun

May 8, 2018
Solar panel

Cheaper renewable energy is reshaping how electricity is generated and consumed. But is there a way to still make use of all those old coal plants and mines?

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Anti-Alcoholism Drug Shows Promise in Animal Models

May 3, 2018
Alcoholism

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have successfully tested in animals a drug that, they say, may one day help block the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that incessantly coax people with alcoholism to drink.

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Students Pitch Business Ideas at Longhorn Startup Demo Days

May 2, 2018
Student demonstrates a prototype at Longhorn Startup Demo Day

Longhorn Startup Demo Day, where student entrepreneurs pitch their startup business ideas to the community, is May 3. 

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The Conservative Case for Combating Climate Change

May 1, 2018
Climate Change

It’s time for conservatives to recognize our constitutional mandate to battle climate change. 

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