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Bat Love Songs Decoded

Bat Love Songs Decoded

It might not sound like crooners singing about love on the radio, but bats sing love songs to each other too, say researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University who are believed to be the first to decode the mysterious sounds made by the winged creatures.

Brain’s Center for Perceiving 3-D Motion Is Identified

Brain’s Center for Perceiving 3-D Motion Is Identified

Ducking a punch or a thrown spear calls for the power of the human brain to process 3-D motion, and to perceive an object (whether it's offensive or not) moving in three dimensions is critical to survival. It also leads to a lot of fun at 3-D movies.

Three Professors Earn Top Scientific Honor, Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.

Tolerance to Inhalants May Be Caused by Changes in Gene Expression

Changes in the expression of genes may be the reason why people who abuse inhalants, such as spray paint or glue, quickly develop a tolerance, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered.