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Posts highlighting some of the many articles mentioning College of Natural Sciences faculty and students in the media.

Researchers Create New Bacteria Designed to Improve Vaccines

Sixty one newly generated strains of E. coli may improve some vaccines.

This Is What a Virus Infecting a Cell Looks Like

A video shows the first the first time scientists have observed a virus inserting its tail into a cell to infect it.

Foraging Bees and the Perils of Pavement

Paved areas inhibit bee movement and impact pollination.

UT, Inc.: The Growing Business Side of The University of Texas

Mark Raizen's isotope technology featured in this piece on turning discoveries into business ideas.

Found: The Very First Stars

Researchers use a new telescope to peer deeper into space than ever before.
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Should Teachers Be Allowed to Spank Students?

New studies shed light on the effectiveness of spanking.

A Dying Star Is Reborn in a Lab


“Astronomy has now become an experimental science.”

A New Computer Game 'Bot' Acts Just Like a Real Person

Our bot is better than your bot — as well as your brain.

Gene Tests in Yeast Aid Work on Cancer

"Its cancer-fighting ability has been hiding in plain sight since the 1960s."

Wallingford in The Scientist: Taking the Long View

Biologist John Wallingford gets an in-depth profile.

UT Researchers Unlock Mystery of DEAD-box Enzymes

One enzyme at a time.

New Technology Helps Cope with Heat Buildup in Nuclear Fusion

Patented technology could help make nuclear energy a more viable energy source.

They Are Robots and This Is Robocup

A different kind of soccer.

Manager of Brackenridge Lab Retires After 50 Years

A lifetime of service draws to a close.

TIME: Z Machine Produces Six Times the World’s Energy to Create White Dwarf Star

Research delves into how stars are created.