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The unusual black hole makes up 14 percent of its galaxy's mass, rather than the usual 0.1 percent, and lies 220 million light-years away in the constellation Perseus.
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A crime in France and a class action suit in the U.S. leads to Professor Eric Anslyn receiving funding to support student research on the chemistry of wine.
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Astronomer J. Craig Wheeler has a new idea on the identity of the "parents" of one of the most important types of supernovae in the universe.

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Neurobiology major Da'Marcus Baymon is one of two seniors honored for exemplifying leadership, scholarship, character and service.

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Students won the seventh annual Student Cluster Competition (SCC) this year at the Supercomputing ’12 (SC12) conference in Salt Lake City. SC12 is the seminal international conference for high-performance computing.
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In a paper in Science, C. Grant Willson and colleagues report on processes they are developing that could increase storage capacity by a factor of five.
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In this video, mathematics professor Michael Starbird talks about the first element in his new book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.
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Linda deGraffenried and her team of researchers are focused on helping the 15 percent of breast cancer patients and 10 percent of prostate cancer patients who are facing a dim prognosis.

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The one-year Endangered Species Conservation Grants are to conduct conservation research or set aside habitat to assist the recovery of Texas’ black-capped vireo, golden-cheeked warbler, Navasota ladies’ tresses, Texas prairie dawn and Tobusch fishhook cactus.

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Twenty-one professors in The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Mathematics were named 2013 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).