The Washington Post featured Victor Ray in this story about “scientific” racism, a concept that uses scientific techniques or hypotheses to support a belief in racism, racial inferiority, or racial superiority. The article highlights Ray’s study that shows how racial assumptions lead to problematic policy decisions. The study, through a series of statistical models using
WBIR Channel 10 interviewed Harry “Hap” McSween about NASA’s announcement of new evidence indicating flowing water on present-day Mars.
Audubon magazine recently featured Alison Boyer in this article exploring the variations among island birds, from dwarfism to flightlessness, due to evolution.
The International Business Times recently featured Raja Swamy in a story about Silicon Valley’s dealings with the nation of India.
WBIR Channel 10 interviewed UT’s Paul Lewis about the recent rare supermoon eclipse, the first of four total lunar eclipses in this hemisphere.
Science magazine recently featured UT’s Anthropology Research Facility commonly known as the “Body Farm,” and Arpad Vass, a research scientist with UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, in this story about the singular chemical cocktail decomposing humans release, which scientists might be able to use to better train cadaver dogs and develop machines that could do the same job.
Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology, recently published a study showing that Eurasian birds are beginning to develop a presence on our continent, which could end up having a negative effect on native species. Several publications featured the work.
Alyxandria Wszolek wrote about the role nuclear power plays in the United States.
Terry Hazen addressed the practicality of a new idea in water treatment.
Penny White, a UT Law professor and former Tennessee Supreme Court justice, recently discussed the ousting of Fairfax County, Virginia, Justice Jane Marum Roush in an interview with the Washington Post. In the article, White says that the lack of female judicial appointments in Virginia and nationwide are both direct results of gender bias in the appointment process.