University of Texas at Austin

The way poison frogs keep from poisoning themselves is complicated

For some poison dart frogs, gaining resistance to one of their own toxins came with a price.<p>The genetic change that gives one group of frogs immunity …


Future Relations With Russia Will Be Both Positive and Negative

The U.S. and Russian can coexist. It is not exactly a novel idea.


UT System Board of Regents Honors Seven UT Austin Faculty Members for Outstanding Teaching

The University of Texas System Board of Regents named seven UT Austin faculty members as recipients of the 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award …


The Enduring Powers of Mosul’s Rich and Diverse Cultural History

As Mosul rebuilds, its past is a reminder that Islam is not a rigid rulebook of regulations and prohibitions, but a complex religion that has often …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Price Tag of Safety is Often Times Too Costly

Evacuating is not cost-free. That's why many stayed behind.

Hurricane Harvey

A First at Fisk: Tanya Torres Steps Into Groundbreaking Role

Tanya Torres fondly recalls her childhood days growing up in Houston, Texas. “From the moment I was born, my dad was giving me speeches,” she says, …


With Ravens game, NFL sees opportunity in London, land of the other football

The trends facing the NFL could be worrisome: TV ratings dipped last season, pundits are complaining about low scoring this year and youth …

United Kingdom

6 ways supercomputers help prevent natural hazards from becoming natural disasters

Most people know that hurricane forecasts are the products of massive number crunching machines. But how else do supercomputers assist in times of emergency?<p>Whether it’s a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey or a man-made disaster like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in times of crisis, …

Machine Learning

Four-Year Graduation Rate Rises from 51 to 66 Percent in Five Years

AUSTIN, Texas — Graduation rates continue to climb at The University of Texas at Austin, with the four-year rate reaching 65.7 percent in 2017, up …


Electric Vehicles Have an Energy Problem – Hydrogen May Be the Answer

To grasp the magnitude of the problem facing electric vehicles, we should consider what it would take to power a world full of them. Let’s start with …

Alternative Fuel

Airplane draws Texas Longhorns logo with flight path

College football season is heating up by the week, and school spirit is soaring to new heights – literally.<p>On Sept. 17, a private flight soared through the high skies over Texas, drawing a perfect outline of the University of Texas at Austin’s Longhorn mascot, reports FlightAware.<p><b>THIS BOEING</b> …


Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse

Getting rejected is never fun, but the experience apparently stings even more when accompanied by an apology. It might seem backwards that words …


Texas House Speaker Joe Straus calls for removal of "inaccurate" Confederate plaque

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus requested on Tuesday that a contentious Confederate plaque be removed from the Capitol.<p>The plaque, erected in 1959, …


Walmart, Target join call for 'Dreamer' legislation

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 …

Stock Markets

‘A more efficient university’: UT-Austin raises on-time graduation rate.

Nearly two-thirds of students who entered the University of Texas at Austin as freshmen in 2013 graduated on time, reflecting significant improvement for the state’s flagship campus amid a national push to get more students through college in four years.<p>Data released Wednesday show that UT-Austin’s …


University of Texas at Austin adjusts downward the percent plan used in admissions

The University of Texas at Austin on Friday announced that it was invoking a state law that allows it, in certain circumstances, to shrink the …


On Constitution Day, We Need to Ask Whether the Filibuster Still Serves Our Country Well

Much of the debate about President Donald Trump’s announcement to cancel the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA, program in six months …


Texas Engineers and Scientists to Launch $15.6 Million Center for Materials Research

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin have …


Study of Martian Sedimentary Layers Reveals More About the Planet's Past

As of 2016, Mars became the permanent residence of no less than eight robotic missions, a combination of orbiters, rovers and landers. Between …


Victimization of Transgender Youths Linked to Suicidal Thoughts, Substance Abuse

Researchers have found transgender adolescents are at greater risk for substance abuse and suicidal thoughts, in part because of depression and …


Cain Foundation Launches Center to Expand UT Austin Connection to Hollywood

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin and Hollywood will soon have more of a connection. The Cain Foundation has made a historic …


Dell Medical School Supports Community Health Ideas, and It Calls for More

Dell Medical School is actively developing 10 ideas submitted by members of the community to improve health locally. Now, it's asking for more.

Health Care

Roots of racism: 6 essential reads

<i>On Friday, Sept. 15, “Third Rail with OZY” will discuss racism in the United States.</i><p><i>These stories from The Conversation archive explore where racism</i> …


Price gouging has its defenders, but they ignore morality

In addition to wind, rain and destruction, hurricane season also brings a practice that is almost universally repudiated: price gouging. Price …


The University of Texas at Austin

The UT Austin Tower will shine with burnt-orange lights Friday, September 15 to celebrate the university’s birthday.<p>On Sept. 15, 1883, The University …

College & University

How the Texas Energy Industry Should Move Forward After Hurricane Harvey

We all have a collective need to plan for a harsher future.


Couples Weather Bickering With a Little Help from Their Friends

AUSTIN, Texas — Every couple has conflict, and new research finds that having good friends and family members to turn to alleviates the stress of …


What students protected by DACA are worried about

Juan Belman, 24, a 2017 graduate of University of Texas at Austin. Photo by Sarah Gonser/The Hechinger ReportWhen President Trump announced his …


Update from Marine Science Institute Director Regarding Hurricane Harvey Damage

<i>Following is an update from The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute Director, Dr. Robert Dickey issued Sept. 12 on the institute's</i> …

Hurricane Harvey

UT Health Austin to Launch Specialty Clinics on Oct. 17

On Oct. 17, faculty and staff of the Dell Medical School will begin treating patients at UT Health Austin, a new practice that will use innovative …

Health Care