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  • BAFTA/LA Student Awards Go to Annie Silverstein's 'Skunk'

    Annie Silverstein was a double winner at the 11th annual BAFTA/LA Student Film Awards, taking home both the audience award and the jury prize Thursday night. Silverstein, from the University of Texas at Austin, won with the narrative "Skunk," a subtle...
  • Brain's limits lead to unconscious choices in what we see and remember

    Brain's limits lead to unconscious choices in what we see and remember
    The human brain is a marvel of power and flexibility, and a pair of new studies out Monday demonstrates that when it runs up against the limits of its capacity to take in and store information, the brain often relies on its agility to fill the gap. In the...
  • There's new trouble in Nixonville

    There's new trouble in Nixonville
    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
  • DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today

    DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today
    The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
  • CANNES: 'Skunk' Sniffs out Cinefondation Prize

    CANNES - The Cannes Festival's Cinefondation first prize was won by U.S. student film "Skunk." It was directed by Annie Silverstein of the University of Texas at Austin. Second prizes was won by "Oh Lucy!" by Atsuko Hirayanagi of the NYU Tisch School...
  • Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'

    Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'
    For possibly billions of years, the DNA blueprints for life on Earth have been written with just four genetic "letters" -- A, T, G and C. On Wednesday, scientists announced that that they added two more. In a paper published in the journal Nature, bio-...
  • Our sun's long-lost stellar sibling found at last, astronomers say

    Our sun's long-lost stellar sibling found at last, astronomers say
    A star born from the same cloud of gas as our sun 4.5 billion years ago has been found at last, astronomers say.  This solar sibling is a little bigger than our sun, and a little hotter at its surface. But an international team of researchers says it...
  • Texas Longhorns come up short in NFL draft

    This wasn't the kind of shutout University of Texas football fans had in mind. For the first time since 1937, the school failed to produce a single pick in the NFL draft. That's right, Texas is in another depression. In fact, it wasn't a great...
  • Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

    Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica
    A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate. Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
  • Conservative Texas students planned 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant' game

    HOUSTON -- A conservative student group that sparked controversy with plans to stage a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" game at the University of Texas at Austin has canceled the event under mounting pressure from critics.  The Young Conservatives of...
  • Friends, students reminisce about teacher slain in Benghazi, Libya

    Logan Gentry said his friend Ronnie Smith, who was fatally shot while jogging in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday, did not fear his experience abroad. Smith, 33, joked with everyone, while also caring for others and looking for ways to serve them, Gentry...