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Featured Longer Acquaintance Levels the Romantic Playing Field
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Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while, a team at the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University has found.

Featured UT Austin Ranks No. 19 in World for High-Impact Research
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The University of Texas at Austin is ranked No. 19 in the world for high-impact science, according to the Nature Index.

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World Ocean Day was celebrated this week and people across the planet talked about how to keep water bottles, micro-trash and other plastics out of our oceans.

Featured UT Austin, International Partners Approve Start of Construction for Giant Magellan Telescope
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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) has announced a major milestone today with 11 international partners including The University of Texas at Austin unanimously approving its construction, securing the future of the project with more than $500 million to begin work on the world's most powerful optical telescope. The decision initiates final design and fabrication of the GMT, which is poised to become the largest optical telescope in existence.

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We were sad to hear of the death of emeritus professor Austen Riggs last Monday. We send our heartfelt condolences to his friends and family.

Featured From Mathematician’s Findings Flow Many Applications
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The Navier-Stokes equations hold some of the biggest questions in mathematics, which is why one funder offers $1 million to anyone who can solve them.

Featured Abundance Flourishes in Hanna Shoal
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Earlier this year, when President Barack Obama said a 1.3 million-acre marine area in Alaska would be off limits for future oil and gas drilling, it sparked the interest of a researcher who has worked in that region for nearly four decades.

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A professor in the College of Natural Sciences has been named to the University of Texas at Austin's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2015.

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Every Spring, the College of Natural Sciences celebrates its student-scientists at the one-day Undergraduate Research Forum, held this year on Friday, April 17. More than 200 students present posters describing their research. The best and most innovative posters and presentations are recognized with awards judged and sponsored by the university, faculty, alumni and industry.

Featured Crowdfunding Science
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Scientists reportedly are up against one of the toughest environments for research support in generations.