Colin Sumrall co-authored a study about the revelation of a digestive system in a 320-million-year-old animal, which sheds light on the early evolutionary history of starfish and related animals. Several online publications featured the news including Phys.Org and North Carolina-based High Country Press.
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The revelation of a digestive system in a 320-million-year-old animal sheds light on the early evolutionary history of starfish and related animals, according to a new study co-authored by a UT researcher.
A UT professor has joined the ranks of explorers who landed on the moon, studied chimpanzees, and led Antarctic expeditions.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, as part of its Mars coverage, re-released a documentary about Terraforming Mars, which featured UT’s Harry “Hap” McSween. The piece examines a massive geo-engineering project of making the dry and barren Red Planet into an Earth-like new home for humanity. McSween noted that terraforming is closer to science fiction than science, and that everything from
Colin Sumrall, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, will look at the transformation of a lineage of small carnivorous dinosaurs into birds and show why we are still living in the age of the dinosaurs. His Science Forum talk, “The Origin of Birds: Did the Age of Dinosaurs Really End?” will be held at noon on Friday, October 9, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
WBIR Channel 10 interviewed Harry “Hap” McSween about NASA’s announcement of new evidence indicating flowing water on present-day Mars.
UT lunar samples were among the rocks found to have significantly degraded since the last Apollo mission in 1972.
NASA scientists will get a deeper look at Pluto thanks to a new round of observations being led by a UT postdoctoral student.
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.
Two UT researchers, one an undergraduate and the other a post-doc research associate, have a hand in this week’s historic Pluto flyby.