Topic: Biology

Behind the Scenes of UT Austin's Vast Insect Collection

March 19, 2018
Insects Unlocked: Orchid Bee

Alex Wild is not only an entomologist, he is also a skilled photographer. He has merged his two passions to bring UT’s vast insect collection out of the vaults and into the public eye.

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Texas Alum Michael Young Awarded Nobel Prize

Oct. 2, 2017
Dr. Young portrait

Michael W. Young, recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from UT Austin.

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Mapping the Evolution of Literature Using Science Techniques

April 5, 2017
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A classicist, biologist and computer scientist all walk into a room — what comes next isn’t the punchline but a new method to analyze relationships among ancient Latin and Greek texts.

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Florida Lizards Evolve Rapidly, Within 15 Years and 20 Generations

Oct. 23, 2014

[caption id="attachment_48874" align="alignright" width="240" caption="The left hind foot of the green anole after evolution. Toe pad measurements were taken on the expanded scales at the end of the longest toe. Credit: Yoel Stuart/U. of Texas at Austin"]left hind foot of the green anole[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species  in as little as 15 years  as a result of pressure from an invading lizard species, introduced from Cuba.

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Researchers Reveal How Electric Fish Evolved Their Shocking Skills Independently at Six Different Times

June 26, 2014

[caption id="attachment_46693" align="alignright" width="300" caption="New research demonstrates that the six electric fish lineages, all of which evolved independently, used "genetic toolbox" to make an electricity-generating organ for defense, predation, navigation and communication. This photo of an electric eel is by Steven Johnson."]Electric Eel[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  New research demonstrates that the six electric fish lineages, all of which evolved independently, used essentially the same genes and developmental and cellular pathways to make an electricity-generating organ for defense, predation, navigation and communication.

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