Topic: College of Natural Sciences

NSF Honors Eight Professors with CAREER Awards

April 5, 2017

Eight faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.


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Social Bees Kept Their Gut Microbes for 80 Million Years

March 29, 2017
A common eastern bumble bee, Bombus impatiens, from the U.S.

Bacteria living in the guts of social bees have been passed from generation to generation for 80 million years, evolving into unique strains that can only live in their specific hosts.

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UT Austin Receives $5.6M to Study Alaska’s Arctic Coast

March 15, 2017
Kenneth Dunton and James McClelland near Nuvagapuk Lagoon, Alaska

Researchers will study changes on land and in the ocean that affect the fish and wildlife that native communities depend on.

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Overuse of Antibiotics Brings Risks for Bees — and for Us

March 14, 2017
Honeybees Tagged for Research

A new study suggests antibiotics could play a role in colony collapse disorder.

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Scientists Create New Form of Matter: a Time Crystal

March 8, 2017
Time Crystal

The atoms in a weird new phase of matter, called a time crystal, move in a pattern that repeats in time rather than in space.

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