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.
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.
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.
With the pandemic spurring officials to keep more high-tech drug manufacturing on U.S. soil, the state stands to benefit.
Last month’s winter storm decimated the state’s populations of the winged mammals, which may have lasting ecological effects.
The pharmaceutical industry may not be ready for a coronavirus medicine you can chew like fruit leather.
Graduate student Ambalika Tanak’s biomedical sensor carries the promise of helping doctors fight a silent killer.
Enhanced by deep-learning artificial intelligence, the device promises to aid in the removal of tumors.
New neuroscience research at UT Southwestern in Dallas unlocks mysteries of how our memories work.
South Padre Island resident Louis Balderas’s around-the-clock monitoring of the Elon Musk company has attracted a worldwide following of space enthusiasts.
In Houston, genetic testing innovations are helping doctors solve decades-old mysteries.
With help from the McDonald Observatory in West Texas, we share seven beginner stargazing tips.
Researchers Daniel Wrapp and Jason McLellan owe a scientific honor they won this week to a Belgian camelid named Winter.
Texas Scientists Discover That a Dinosaur Made Famous by ‘Jurassic Park’ Was Even More Formidable Than They Thought
Working together with the Navajo Nation—the first discoverers of dilophosaurus—UT paleontologists are revising our understanding of the “best-known worst-known” dinosaur.
The Texas 2036 project organizes information from the state, Google, and the media to provide a clear picture of the state of the pandemic in Texas.
On a special edition of the National Podcast of Texas, the pioneering vaccine scientist on why he believes banking on miracle cures and treatments is mortally dangerous.
The population geneticist and UT-Austin professor on pandemics, SXSW, and what our DNA says about our ability to adapt to infectious diseases.
Chancellor John Sharp pens a strongly worded defense of the integrity of his university’s work.
Texas A&M wants to transform medicine by training a generation of innovation-minded physicians.
Many researchers believe in the potential of stem cells to treat a host of diseases. But for some patients, lack of oversight of the multibillion-dollar industry has had disastrous consequences.
With a new gene therapy center almost completed, the medical center is providing hope for families who previously had little.
With NASA’s ambitions trimmed, private space companies come to Texas, dreaming of Mars.
A numerical gathering of space data.
Nearly sixty years ago, Funk and twelve other women proved that they could be astronauts too. But they never got to walk on the moon.
The West Texas border town of Presidio is one of the poorest places in the state. So why does it have one of the best high school rocketry clubs in the country?
The ”don’t trust the government” right and the ”don’t trust the government” left overlap when it comes to vaccines.
The 22-year-old star of the Netflix science program ’Brainchild,’ also a UT senior, on representation, science, and life as a young role model.
On our latest podcast, the co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development offers a warning about the rise of the anti-vaccine movement and Texas’s risk of a measles outbreak.
Dr. Livia S. Eberlin: “I Always Thought the Word ‘Genius’ Sounded Funny. How Can You Really Define What’s Genius?”
On our latest podcast, a conversation about chemistry and cancer with the UT-Austin assistant professor recently honored with a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
It’s the greatest honor the Houston-based cancer immunologist can imagine—even more than playing onstage with Willie Nelson.
In this exclusive excerpt from 'Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart,' world-renowned Houston surgeon Bud Frazier races to help an ailing patient by implanting a revolutionary device that may one day save millions of lives.
The Saharan dust brings us hotter days, hazy skies, and nicer sunsets.
The film debuts at the Dallas International Film Festival this weekend.
As an eighteen-year-old immigrant to the U.S., Franklin Chang Díaz dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Now, decades after tying the record for most spaceflights, he might be the best bet to get us to Mars.
When the early Texas rancher Charles Goodnight invented the chuck wagon, in 1866, he didn’t just presage today’s food trucks; he solved an immediate problem, which was how to keep cowboys on the remote parts of the range well-fed. During the rough-and-tumble frontier days, Texas demanded such
The fault lines had been inactive for 300 million years before fracking started.
Texas is at risk of a measles outbreak, yet few have blamed the state’s anti-vaccine movement. Enter Peter Hotez, an affable scientist who decided he’d had enough.
One of the museum’s most popular attractions is back and bigger than ever.
By the end of the 21st century, a 100-year storm like Harvey could become a five-and-a-half-year storm in Texas.
Methane hydrate, the compound recovered by the scientists, could provide power to future generations.