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From white dwarves to dark matter: 75 years of discovery at McDonald Observatory
January 14, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes to you from Rebecca Johnson, Editor of the StarDate Magazine at the McDonald Observatory. A year-long celebration is underway to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory, with the first event of 2014 being held at HMNS on Tues., Jan. 14 with a public […]

ANTS! [Cockrell Butterfly Center]
January 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

I would say that my feelings about ants are very mixed at the moment. photo credit: williamcho As an Entomologist, I’m absolutely fascinated by ants. Who wouldn’t be fascinated by these tiny insects that form amazingly complex and efficient societies that parallel those of humans? Millions of Ants We often think of ourselves as the […]

My love affair with the tropics (how and why I became a biologist)
December 30, 2008 · 1 Comment

 Our fearless leader Dr. Larry Gilbert My introduction to the tropics was in the summer of 1983, when I lucked into accompanying Dr. Larry Gilbert (UT Zoology) and his students on a field course to Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica.  Not being a student at the time (I’d gotten a BA in linguistics a […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (7.16.08)
July 16, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Now all he needs is 20 years or martial arts training and a lair. photo credit: Beard Papa So here’s what went down after you logged off. He’s the only superhero without any real superhuman powers – unless extreme bitterness counts. So – is a real Batman scientifically possible? Tomorrow, Texas’ Public Utility Commission will […]



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