News

From the College of Natural Sciences

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

How We Think Like Fish, Birds and Even Reptiles

Our decision-making circuitry goes 450 million years back on the tree of life.

Contaminants Become Us

The contaminants in our food, water, soil and air may be changing not just us but our children and grandchildren as well.

You Can Go Home Again

Professor's research shows closer bonds between young adults and their parents should be celebrated.

WWII Chemical Exposure May Pass Down Disease

Descendants of rats exposed to a crop fungicide were less sociable, more obese and more anxious.

Dirty Twist on Beating the Prisoner's Dilemma

How to win (sort of) without cooperating with your counterpart.

Ants Go Marching Under the Eye of Texas' Top Scientist

Research on ants helps yield answers to the web of life.

Ecosystems Thrive High in the Sky

Animals sequestered for millions of years could have evolved into unique species.

Breeding Tropical Fish Could Help Preserve Species

Convincing tropical fish to spawn in aquariums is no easy task.

Does Eating Organic Make a Difference?

Nutritional Sciences faculty discusses the benefits of eating organic.

Improved Loblolly Pines Better for the Environment

Researchers use genetics to increase the carbon-absorbing properties of the loblolly pine.

Scaling Up Student Research Requires New Thinking

The college's Freshman Research Initiative is at the vanguard of higher ed reform.

Ants go marching...

...under the watchful eye of Texas' top scientist. This is a great article in the Statesman about Larry Gilbert and his being named this year's Texas Distinguished Scientist.

UT Alumna Creates, Sells Jewelry on Etsy

Textiles and apparels grad finds success in jewelry making business.

Students Get Hands-on Opportunity with Surgical Robot

Bioengineering takes us one step closer to robotic surgery — and students get to test drive it.

Ladybugs, spiders, crickets, ants and bees...

...Insecta Fiesta has plenty of these.