Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin


Depression in LGBTQ Youth Linked with Lack of Parental Support, Controlling Behavior

The study also found whether a young person was out to their parents mattered.

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Page Selected as a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar for 2023

Selected faculty are within the first five years of their academic careers, possess a strong body of scholarship and exhibit a high regard for education.

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Hear from Three Seniors Among This Year’s Graduates of Distinction

Several graduating seniors from CNS have been recognized for their distinctive accomplishments, including the three individuals highlighted here.

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UT Austin Mathematician Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Cameron Gordon, a mathematician known for his research on knots, was elected to the country’s most prestigious scientific organization.

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Meet the 2023 Dean’s Honored Graduates for the College of Natural Sciences

Twenty-seven graduates are being honored for academic excellence as well as distinctions across areas, including research, service and leadership.

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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.

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Marissa Burgermaster: Breaking Down Your ‘Gut’ Feelings on Nutrition

Food is one of many factors impacting health, but it can be one of the most difficult to solve for — requiring understanding of nutrition...

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Award-winning PBS Science Communicator is 2023 Graduation Speaker

Joe Hanson (B.A. ’03 Biochemistry, Ph.D. ’13 Cell and Molecular Biology) will address graduates of the College of Natural Sciences at ceremonies on May 6.

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U.S. News Ranks UT Austin Among Best in U.S. for Graduate Studies

The 2023-2024 rankings have updated information for computer science, math, physics and chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. All have top-10 ranked specialties...

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Food for Thought: Nutrition Researcher Embraces the Toughest Subjects

Beth Widen, a nutrition researcher at The University of Texas at Austin, is seeking to untangle the complex relationship between nutrition in pregnancy and infancy...

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