Roughly the weight of a standard schnauzer, the plant-eating dino roamed North Texas 96 million years ago.
Nathaniel Hall’s canines can also find pollutants and agricultural pests.
Researchers in San Antonio found that boys whose mothers drank diet soda were more likely to be on the spectrum, but critics point out the data’s shortcomings.
The newly renovated Texas Science and Natural History Museum (formerly the Texas Memorial Museum) opens September 23.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute helped subdue the coronavirus and has big plans for combating future disease threats—with controversial help from its thousands of research primates.
Just as scientists begin to understand the Rice’s whale, environmentalists contend in a lawsuit that it may be threatened by a proposed offshore oil terminal.
As the invasive beetle carves a path through Texas, state and federal officials are searching for solutions.
Founded by a pair of former Navy SEALs, Austin-based Terradepth has ambitious plans to deploy a fully autonomous fleet of submersibles to continually monitor the seafloor.
Remembering John Goodenough, who was well into his fifties when he developed a battery that changed the world.
West Texas is home to some of the world's most spectacular fossils, from the gentle moose camel to the fearsome tusked swamp beast.
A Rice University bioengineer’s mini “drug factories” could save thousands of lives.
Collected in 1941, A. buceei languished in a drawer for decades.
Sarah Wilson's ‘DIG’ combines photos, her grandfather’s Kodachrome teaching slides, and creatively staged paleontological artifacts.
In a dark corner of Natural Bridge Caverns, near San Antonio, wildcat bones lay undisturbed for thousands of years. Scientists are just beginning to unlock their mysteries.
Visitors can watch injured sea turtles and dolphins recover at the state-of-the-art facility.
Scientists are using GPS collars to gather surprising data—including on one bear that walked 35 miles to dumpster dive.
No, it doesn't involve a spoonful of sugar.
Robber Baron Cave once hosted fortune tellers, dance performances, and even a zip line.
Scientists are unleashing the computerized canines on the Austin campus to study how humans interact with them.
Jason McLellan’s groundbreaking research is changing the way vaccines are developed—including those for another formidable pathogen, RSV.
Barre Wheatley leads an ambitious program that encourages students to shoot for the moon.
Stuart Marcus has spent years identifying and photographing hundreds of species of moths near the Trinity River, but he still has more to go.
Chemical engineer Guihua Yu’s team works with tiny particles to try to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
San Antonio’s Community Cultures Yeast Lab—the only one of its kind in the southern U.S.—collects indigenous strains for craft breweries.
A&M researchers say more-robust testing is needed to understand just how much human feces ends up in Gulf waters.
Researchers at Tarleton State have found an all-natural way to prevent Texans from imbibing quite so many tiny plastic particles.
Apocalyptic, Acid-Spewing Crazy Ants Invaded Texas. Now Scientists Have a “Silver Bullet” to Obliterate Them.
Even nastier than fire ants, the insects disable electronics and swarm over people and animals. UT researchers have found a pathogen that destroys them.
A team of scientists at Texas A&M has been testing cats and dogs throughout the pandemic. The CDC is furry interested.
Northeast Texas–born Byron Bennett was one of four key researchers on the team that created the lifesaving vaccine, but the spotlight shone only on Jonas Salk.
Taxpayers have spent millions for purifiers promoted by former governor Rick Perry. Could they have gotten the same benefits for far less money?
Ila Loetscher took costumed turtles on late-night TV and founded a nonprofit that has rescued thousands of the creatures.
Nacogdoches researcher Ashley Wahlberg, whose arachnid collection is nightmare fodder for many, says spiders help us more than they hurt us.
The newest species is named after the grad student pub Valhalla, on whose grounds it was found.
Archaeologists are uncovering new clues at a canyon where ancient Texans once hunted bison en masse.
Moriba Jah, a self-proclaimed “space environmentalist,” has joined a new effort to map the millions of bits of discarded debris orbiting the Earth.
The Most Powerful Telescope Ever Made Will Launch Next Month. A Texas Astronomer Is Leading Its Biggest Project.
UT’s Caitlin Casey will use the Webb Telescope to peer nearly 14 billion years back in time.
Since 1980, police and an army of amateur sleuths have puzzled over the East Texas cold case. New forensic DNA techniques have finally given a name to the teenage girl whose brutal murder has haunted so many for so long.
You love your pet. You love her so much that if you could, you’d buy an exact copy of her. Well, you can! Take it from Blake Russell, president of ViaGen Pets & Equine—and owner of a very unusual horse farm.
Taysha hopes to commercialize UT Southwestern’s groundbreaking gene therapies to benefit its shareholders—and desperately ill children.
So is a little fish that swam along the San Marcos River.
The president has named academics from UT and A&M, as well an Austin CEO, to his science and technology advisory council.
Ben Lamm’s latest company, Colossal, hopes to reverse climate change by reintroducing the long-extinct creature to the Arctic. What could go wrong?
Kathryn Paige Harden’s new book says social scientists must acknowledge how DNA shapes our lives. Critics call that dangerous.
Two Austinites have made it their life’s work to document uses for every wild plant in Texas—a project they say could save humanity.
For low-income countries, the less-expensive, easier-to-make Corbevax could prove a godsend.
Houston-based Luminare’s software analyzes patient records to detect sepsis.
The young woman who mysteriously drowned in the Ropers Motel pool in 1966 might have remained anonymous forever, if not for cutting-edge genetics, old-fashioned genealogy—and the kindness of a small West Texas town.
As clinics across the state offer ketamine therapy for depression, a bill would fund further studies on MDMA use and psilocybin for PTSD treatment of vets.
Scientists at a Baylor College of Medicine lab in Houston are sequencing the genomes of the world’s animals, one strand at a time.