UT economics student researches sustainable agriculture

November 8, 2016

When economics junior Joy Youwakim was growing up, she grew tired of being told to eat everything on her plate because people elsewhere were starving.

“It’s ridiculous that it’s 2016, and there are still people that are hungry in the world, especially when we produce enough,” Youwakim said.

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Tropical fish move to stay cool

October 20, 2016

When ocean temperatures rise, tropical fish which struggled to adapt would rather pack up and move than adapt.

As climate change causes warmer ocean temperatures, temperature-sensitive coral reef fish tend to migrate to a cooler area if given the chance, according to a recent international study led by University of Copenhagen’s Adam Habary and supervised by UT Marine Science Institute postdoctoral fellow Jacob Johansen.

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UT researchers help search for theoretical particles

October 18, 2016

UT researchers are hunting for an elusive subatomic particle after unexpected experimental results left the physics community puzzled.

The particles in question are called neutrinos. They have no charge and very little mass, and they can pass through matter, including living tissue. These properties make neutrinos very difficult to detect.

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