The New Arctic

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The Hitch


The Reagan Story

The New Arctic


Marine scientist Ken Dunton talks about what the disappearing ice means for humans and animals in the “new” Arctic.

Fighting the Viral Wars

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Using Legos and toy soldiers, UT-Austin biologist Chris Sullivan explains the concept of viral latency, which is a mechanism that certain viruses, including herpes and HIV, have evolved to hide […]

The First Element of Effective Thinking


Mathematics professor Michael Starbird talks about the first element in his new book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.

Eavesdropping on the Secret Lives of Fish


By chemically decoding the information embedded in the otoliths—“earstones”—of the southern flounder, marine scientist Benjamin Walther is able to learn what would otherwise remain beneath our view.

The Tao of Finding the Higgs Boson


Physicist Peter Onyisi arrives as a new assistant professor with an extraordinary feather already in his cap. He was part of the team at CERN that confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson particle.