Microorganisms in the gut could play a role in reducing the severity of malaria, according to a new study co-authored by UT researchers.
Efforts to restore land back to its natural state by reintroducing wild animals have become increasingly popular in recent years. A study co-authored by Dan Simberloff, the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, says scientific evidence supporting the potential benefits of this form of restoration is limited at best. The introduction of species into new places is often met with unexpected negative consequences for the environment.
A Columbia University philosophy scholar will discuss global thought in a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11.
February 12 marks the 207th birthday of Charles Darwin, the biologist who shaped the way scientists study life on Earth. Students will honor his birthday with Darwin Day, a paleontology-themed celebration beginning Tuesday, February 9.
Painter Larry Brown’s Science and Nature exhibit opens Friday, February 5, at UT’s Downtown Gallery and runs through February 27. A reception for the artist will be 5:00–9:00 p.m. Friday as part of Knoxville’s February First Friday events.
UT’s study of nuclear engineering and scintillation materials got a significant boost with a research group being named a major player in a $30 million consortium sponsored by the US Department of Energy.
John Muldowny, a longtime faculty member in the Department of History, passed away on January 27. He was 84.
The largest school district in Texas this month voted to rename four schools with names linked to the Confederacy. The Austin American-Statesman spoke to UT geographer Derek Alderman for the story.
Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Michael L. McKinney of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences for a story about the diversity of insects and spiders that live in every room in people’s homes — unbeknownst to the residents.
Warren Hurst Jones, former head of the Department of Psychology, passed away on January 4, at his home in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was 71.