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Holy Bat Memory! Frog-Eating Bats Remember Ringtones Years Later
Frog-eating bats trained to associate a phone ringtone with a tasty treat remembered what they learned for up to four years in the wild.
Attackers Can Syphon Crypto Keys with Newly Discovered Attack
Hertzbleed takes advantage of a thermostat-like mechanism that processors use to run programs as quickly as possible without overheating
Devleena Samanta Invents Ways to Detect Molecules in Living Cells
Learn more about Devleena Samanta's decision to join UT Austin's Department of Chemistry in fall 2021 and what her research focuses on.
Legacy of Colonialism Influences Science in the Caribbean
An international collaboration of researchers shows how the legacy of colonialism remains deeply entrenched within scientific practice across the Caribbean.
How Electric Fish Were Able to Evolve Electric Organs
How small genetic changes enabled electric fish to evolve electric organs.
Assistant Professor Lief Fenno is Developing New Tools to Treat Addiction
Neuroscientist Lief Fenno of UT Austin partakes in research which advances the understanding of addiction and how it can be treated.
When Good RNA Turns Bad
Biophysicist Dave Thirumalai and his team developed a computer model that helps explain how certain kinds of RNA molecules can clump together in a way...
Supernova Reveals Secrets to Texas-led Team of Astronomers
The discovery improves understanding of the process of how massive stars live and die.
Department of Molecular Biosciences
Live Cell Imaging Reveals New Clues About Processes Linked to Birth Defects
Live cell imaging reveals how a developing embryo transforms from its early ball shape into a more elongated shape with a distinct head and rear.