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A Machine That Understands Language Like a Human
Alex Huth is trying to build an intelligent computer system that can predict the patterns of brain activity in a human listening to someone speaking.
A Love Letter from Texas Scientists to the Periodic Table
We're celebrating the 150th anniversary of the periodic table. Join us as we tour the cosmos, from the microscopic to the telescopic, with four scientists studying...
All in the (Scientific) Family
Scientists often talk about the people who mentored them, and the students and postdocs they supervise, in ways that sound like a family.
Bringing Real Science to the Big Screen
Scientist Kip Thorne talks with his former graduate student Bill Press about what it's like to work on a major Hollywood film.
A Big Week in Science
The first full week of October is like a science-lover's World Series: Each year, the spotlight falls on high-impact science, when day after day, a...
Of Fruit Flies, Nobel Prizes and Genetic Discoveries that Change the World
Last year, University of Texas at Austin alumnus Michael Young won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the molecular mechanism behind circadian rhythms.
Can We Build Machines that are Less Biased Than We Are?
Think about some of the most important decisions people make – who to hire for a job, which kind of treatment to give a cancer...
Which Mental Superpower Would You Choose?
In this episode of Point of Discovery, we talk to neuroscientist Laura Colgin about the potential, and possible pitfalls, of new technologies that connect the human brain...
James Allison Eases Off the Brakes
In today's episode of Point of Discovery, UT Austin alum James Allison talks about the uphill climb to make cancer immunotherapy a reality.
When Science Communication Doesn’t Get Through
Climate change, vaccinations, evolution. Scientists sometimes struggle to get their message across to non-scientists.