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Bringing Developmental Biology to South Texas
John Wallingford has taught developmental biology to students at two of the country's most highly prestigious and competitive institutions, and now he and Rudi Bohm...
Delays in Contact Tracing Impeded Early COVID-19 Containment, Researchers Find
Contact tracing programs that aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19 hit snags due to an average five-day delay between identifying a case and isolating...
Young Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults Have Worse Mental Health than Older Ones
Younger LGBQ adults are physically healthier, but have worse psychological health than older LGBQ people, study finds.
UT Austin Leads in New Summary of Top “Degrees of the Future”
A new report releases what the nation’s best degrees of the future are.
Wide View of Early Universe Hints at Galaxy Among the Earliest Ever Detected
Two new images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope show what may be among the earliest galaxies ever observed.
Researchers Aim to Make Computer Networks Easier to Change on the Fly
Computer scientist Aditya Akella has received an award from the National Science Foundation to develop runtime programmable networks that can respond to real-time changes, like...
Investment from UT Austin, Other Partners Accelerates Construction of Giant Magellan Telescope
The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be the world's most powerful telescope, and UT Austin has determined it will work to invest an additional $45...
New Partnership Will Scale Up Investment in Ethical AI Research and Innovation
The University of Texas at Austin and the MITRE Corporation, a nonprofit dedicated to solving problems for a safer world, have formed a partnership that...
Scientists Encode “Wizard of Oz” in a Vanishingly Small Plastic
Can complex data be hidden inside chemical structures?
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...