News: Point of Discovery
Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin
Brain Activity Decoder Can Reveal Stories in People’s Minds
The work relies in part on a transformer model, similar to the ones that power ChatGPT.
Right Place, Right Time
Like the Hubble Space Telescope before it, the James Webb Space Telescope has the potential to change the course of astronomy and inspire a new...
Neutralizing Crazy Ants
Biologist Edward LeBrun is weaponizing a natural pathogen to use as a biocontrol for tawny crazy ants from South America that have become prevalent in...
A Physicist’s Search for Beauty
Steven Weinberg aimed to distill the rules of physics down to their simplest, most beautiful essence.
Remembering Steven Weinberg
Steven Weinberg was best known for his Nobel-prize winning work that unified two fundamental forces of nature — electromagnetism and the weak force.
Frogs are also struggling through their own pandemic that has several eerie parallels with COVID-19.
Presenting the Texas Podcast Network
Today we're doing something a little different. We're bringing you an excerpt from another great podcast produced here at the University of Texas at Austin...
The Case Against Spanking
Liz Gershoff thinks that as a society, we should get away from the idea that violence is integral to teaching children.
Do Sick Animals Socially Distance?
According to a new review in the journal Science, when highly social animals — such as ants, mice and bats — get sick, their social interactions change...
Artificial Intelligence Revs Up Evolution’s Clock
When Risto Miikkulainen and Padmini Rajagopalan simulated hyenas forming mobs to steal prey from lions, they found something surprising.