Topic: College of Natural Sciences

Spying on Fish Love Calls to Prevent Overfishing

June 13, 2017
Scientists Spy on Fish Mating Calls

Marine scientists have discovered a way to use the incredibly loud, distinctive sounds fish make when they gather to spawn--not to catch them, but to protect them.

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Starving Prostate Cancer With What You Eat for Dinner

June 6, 2017
turmeric

New research from The University of Texas at Austin identifies several natural compounds found in food, including turmeric, apple peels and red grapes, as key ingredients that could thwart the growth of prostate cancer.

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Outnumbered and on Others’ Turf, Misfits Sometimes Thrive

May 31, 2017
Stickleback Fish From a Stream and a Lake

A long-held prediction in evolutionary theory, that misfits are losers, doesn't always hold.

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First Step Taken Toward Epigenetically Modified Cotton

May 31, 2017
Partly Harvested Cotton Field

New map shows which genes are turned on or off in wild and domesticated cotton, with clues for breeding better cotton varieties.

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Water a Key Factor in Carbon Emissions from Soil

May 30, 2017
Soil microbes

Researchers from UT Austin have found that soil microbes from historically wetter sites emit significantly more carbon than microbes from historically drier regions.

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