News: Research


Like Their Domestic Cousins, Native Bees are Hurt by Pesticides

Numerous studies have found negative impacts of agrochemicals, such as neonicotinoids, on both honey bees and native bees, and researchers like Felicity Muth and her lab at UT Austin are contributing to this field.

A purple bee


First Confirmed Detection of Neutron Stars Crashing into Black Holes

UT Austin scientists were involved in detecting two events, occurring 10 days apart in January 2020, in which black holes and neutron stars collided.

illustration - nsbh disruption


Undergraduate Research Aims to Harness the Power of Mealworms to Degrade Plastic

Undergraduates at the UT Austin Inventors Program are exploring how mealworms, and the microbes in their guts, can naturally degrade household plastics.

Meal worms and plastic

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A UT Austin Spin-Out Beats the Odds, Turning Data into Knowledge

Juan Sequeda and his advisor, professor Daniel Miranker, invented a new way to transform key data into a form that is easier to analyze.

Juan Sequeda and Daniel Miranker launched Capsenta, a start-up based on their research at the University of Texas at Austin which was recently acquired by


5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Four Years of Undergrad Research

We asked graduating seniors from across the college to share their best tips for research success.

Three students in blue lab coats and goggles gather around a computer screen


Undergraduate-Led Team Discovers Two New Planets Using Artificial Intelligence

Undergraduate astronomy student Anne Dattilo and colleagues used artificial intelligence to discover two exoplanets in data collected by the Kepler space telescope.

Artist’s rendition of the Kepler Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, Wendy Stenzel, Daniel Rutter.

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The Mating Game

Across the animal kingdom, males and females of the same species are often locked in an evolutionary battle of the sexes.

Illustration of fish by Jenna Luecke.

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Unlocking the Mind’s Mysteries

The brain is the most complicated object in the known universe, but as scientists are learning, it offers five important clues for understanding its wonders.

Illustration of brain by Jenna Luecke.