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Black Families Are Combating the Effects of Discrimination on Their Children Through Talks
Conversations between parents and children have been shown to improve outcomes for the children.
Older Adults Are Happier When Space Matches Personality
People who have a match between personality and living space report better well-being.
First Confirmed Detection of Neutron Stars Crashing into Black Holes
UT Austin scientists were involved in detecting two events, occurring 10 days apart in January 2020, in which black holes and neutron stars collided.
Evidence Against Physically Punishing Kids Is Clear, Researchers Say
Physical punishment is ineffective and predicts increases in behavior problems.
New Study on Climate Change Impacts on Plants Could Lead to Better Conservation Strategies
The loss of plant species that are especially vulnerable to climate change might lead to bigger problems than previous studies have suggested
Blaming the Pandemic for Stress Leaves Couples Happier
Blaming outside stressors, rather than each other, for problems in the relationship leaves couples more satisfied.
System Linked to Operational Hospitals, Shorter Lockdowns, Lives Saved
A staged alert system, designed by scientists and public health officials to guide local policies, helped one city prevent hospital surges and long lockdowns.
Department of Molecular Biosciences
New Insights Could Lead to Crops Adapted to a Warming World
A new study offers hope that breeders will be able to develop crops that can tolerate higher temperatures while also maintaining high yield
First Glimpse of Brains Retrieving Mistaken Memories Observed
Scientists have observed for the first time what it looks like in the key memory region of the brain when a mistake is made during...
Xue-Xin Wei Asks Basic Questions about the Nature of Intelligence
Learn more about Xue-Xin Wei's decision to join UT Austin's Department of Neuroscience as an assistant professor and his contributions to the field.