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Ulrich Mueller and Leafcutter Ants: A Story of Co-Evolution

Ulrich Mueller and Leafcutter Ants: A Story of Co-Evolution

Ulrich Mueller visits leafcutter ant colonies at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory and reflects on what fascinates him about the ants and their co-evolutionary relationship to the fungus species they farm.

Creating a Social Network for Genes

Creating a Social Network for Genes

Computer scientist Inderjit Dhillon and biochemist Edward Marcotte are combining forces to create the first "social network" for genes, with a focus on finding genes associated with human diseases.  

Robotic Frogs Help Turn a Boring Mating Call into a Serenade

Robotic Frogs Help Turn a Boring Mating Call into a Serenade

With the help of a robotic frog, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Salisbury University have discovered that two wrong mating calls can make a right for female túngara frogs.

Researchers Discover a New Way Fish Camouflage Themselves in the Ocean

Researchers Discover a New Way Fish Camouflage Themselves in the Ocean

Fish can hide in the open ocean by manipulating how light reflects off their skin, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The discovery could someday lead to the development of new camouflage materials for use in the ocean, and it overturns 40 years of conventional wisdom about fish camouflage.
Better Corn the Goal of $2.5 million Grant from the National Science Foundation

Better Corn the Goal of $2.5 million Grant from the National Science Foundation

Jeff Chen hopes to understand "hybrid vigor" in corn well enough to improve breeding.

News About Texas Longhorn Genetics

A round-up of media coverage for Hillis and McTavish's research on Texas Longhorns.

UT Research Traces Longhorn History to Middle East, India

The longhorn went on quite a journey to become the symbol of Texas.
Rock Snot Genomics

Rock Snot Genomics

University of Texas researchers use advanced sequencing and TACC's Ranger supercomputer to uncover origin of common algae.

Video: The New Arctic

Video: The New Arctic

What will life look like, for humans and animals, as the Arctic ice cover diminishes?

Texas Longhorn Genome Decoded

Texas Longhorn Genome Decoded

Texas Longhorn cattle have a hybrid global ancestry, according to a study by University of Texas at Austin researchers published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.