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Elaborate Komodo Dragon Armor Defends Against Other Dragons

Just beneath their scales, Komodo dragons wear a suit of armor made of tiny bones. These bones cover the dragons from head to tail, creating a “chain mail” that protects the giant predators. However, the armor raises …

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College of Natural Sciences

5 Ways UT Science is Fighting Back on Microplastics

On a clear day on the beach in Port Aransas, Jace Tunnell noticed clear and multi-colored pellets collecting on the sand at the high tide line. On closer inspection, he discovered the pellets were tiny, round bits of plastic.

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Office of the President

UT Austin Rises in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of Texas at Austin rose to No. 48 in the latest undergraduate ranking of national universities from U.S. News & World Report and ranked highly in business, engineering and new student experience categories.

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