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The discovery of the Tattooine-like system proves that whole planetary systems can form in a disk around a binary star.
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This fall, the College of Natural Sciences welcomes its largest ever freshman class, continuing an upward trend in student enrollment in the college.

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The white dwarf stars are so close together that they make a complete orbit in less than 13 minutes.

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From studying stars and the Higgs boson to understanding fish ecology, DNA repair and cancer drugs, these innovative faculty members build on the college’s reputation for groundbreaking research and research-based teaching.

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Kristen Grauman, Jennifer Rebecca Morgan, Theresa O'Halloran, Catherine Stacy and Deborah Rush Walker honored for their ability to inspire and educate.
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The UT^2 game bot has won the Humanlike Bot Competition at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence.
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An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences made this discovery by exploiting the evolutionary relatedness of yeast, frogs, mice and humans.

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Stephanie Tutak, a junior biology major, spent her summer helping researchers study the crippling disease tuberous sclerosis in Warsaw, Poland. What she found there was not only science research experience, but deep links to her past.

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Steven Phelps studies singing mice to gain insights into the genes that contribute to the unique singing behavior—information that could help scientists understand and identify genes that affect language in humans.
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After 50 years of service to the university, physicist retires from his duties fostering the construction and renovation of the college's research buildings and labs.