Topic: Jackson School of Geosciences

UT radio show Marks a Year of Exploring Earth's Mysteries

April 20, 2018
EarthDate JSG

UT’s EarthDate radio show has grown tremendously since debuting on Earth Day a year ago. The show explores the planet’s mysteries, from the origin of ancient life to how the planet is changing under our feet.

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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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Hidden “Rock Moisture” Could Explain Forest Surviving Drough

Feb. 26, 2018
Water storage

Research conducted by The University of Texas at Austin has found that a little-studied, underground layer of rock can hold significant amounts of water that may serve as a vital reservoir for trees in times of drought.

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Dinosaur May Have Dazzled Mates with Rainbow Ruff

Jan. 15, 2018
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A newly discovered, bird-like dinosaur fossil from China used a shaggy ruff of rainbow feathers to attract mates. 

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UT receives $4 million for carbon storage partnership

Dec. 4, 2017
UT Austin

UT has been tapped to lead a $4 million partnership to explore how carbon dioxide emitted from industry on the Gulf Coast can be safely stored deep under the Gulf of Mexico.

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