Featured You Are Your Microbiome
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Have you ever felt not completely like yourself? You’re not alone. In fact, you’re never really alone. No matter how hard you may try, you’re always in the company of 100 trillion microbial friends.

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From Costa Rica to Painter Hall, biology faculty member Ruth Buskirk has impacted the lives of countless students.

Featured Mason Hankamer's Life In Color
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Meet senior neuroscience and jazz performance major Mason Hankamer, who sees music in colors.

Featured Bats Use Water Ripples to Hunt Frogs
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As the male túngara frog serenades female frogs from a pond, he creates watery ripples that make him easier to target by rivals and predators such as bats, according to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Leiden University and Salisbury University.

Featured Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT’s McDonald Observatory
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Astronomer Taft Armandroff has been appointed the new director of the College of Natural Sciences McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

Featured President Names Chemist Allen Bard a Recipient of the Enrico Fermi Award
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President Barack Obama has named College of Natural Sciences chemist Allen Bard a recipient of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the government’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement. 

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A troupe of intrepid Natural Sciences graduate students are DJ's for a KVRX radio show that brings science to a broader audience. 

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Kristen Grauman and Jonathan Pillow have been selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

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Microscopic fungi that live in plants' roots play a major role in the storage and release of carbon from the soil into the atmosphere, according to a University of Texas at Austin researcher and his colleagues at Boston University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The role of these fungi is currently unaccounted for in global climate models.

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For the male African cichlid fish, everyday can be a battle to gain rights to prime real estate and girls. Though the aquariums in Hans Hofmann’s lab in Patterson Hall are not like the fight-to-the-death arena of “The Hunger Games,” they are still the scenes of epic competition and showmanship.