Undergraduate student Chad Melton witnessed history this week as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft conducted a flyby of Pluto, giving humankind its first-ever up-close look of the dwarf planet and its five moons.
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The International Business Times featured Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, a UT postdoctoral student, in this story about NASA’s flyby of Pluto on July 14. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will gather data to help scientists better understand the dwarf planet. Pinilla-Alonso will be the lead investigator of a new seven-day series of observations beginning July 23.
Bob Gorman, a longtime and beloved member of the UT family, passed away Friday, July 3, after a long illness. He was professor emeritus of political science.
Dan Simberloff, a professor who is one of the world’s leading experts on invasive species, was featured in the Korea Times. He advised the Korean government this week to set up regulations to counter the trade of “invasive species” there and protect Korea’s biodiversity.
Scientific American recently featured the research of Sean Doody, adjunct professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Doody and his colleagues examine the complex, spiraling nest burrows produced by the yellow-spotted Australian monitor lizard, Varanus panoptes.
A team of UT researchers is working with undergraduate students from across the country to better understand how the human body responds to tuberculosis infection by linking mathematical and biological studies.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently featured Vladimir Dinets, assistant research professor in the Department of Psychology, in a story about the Yeti, a mythical creature described as an enormous, shaggy ape-man with huge feet and aggressive sabre-like teeth. Scientists suggest various theories about what the creature is, ranging from a bear to an ape. “There are
A UT professor who is an authority on the impacts of acid drainage and sulfide oxidation has been named a fellow of the Geological Society of America.
The News Sentinel recently featured Ben Fitzpatrick, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in a story about mudpuppies, one of the largest aquatic salamanders in the eastern US. Fitzpatrick’s research focuses on population genetics, conservation biology and vertebrate biology. Read the full News Sentinel story online. (login required)
The larvae of some species of reef fish appear to survive better depending on the timing of when they were spawned, according to new research from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.