The iconic “death roll” of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new study published in Ethology, Ecology & Evolution and coauthored by a researcher at UT.
Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, professor of paleontology at the University of Tennessee, explains the death roll, a maneuver crocodiles make to turn their prey into edible-size bites.
On New Year’s Day 2019, scientists got the first glimpse ever into a small Kuiper Belt object, thanks to the probe New Horizons.
Researchers at UT have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander.
A new study suggests that plate tectonics—a scientific theory that divides the earth into large chunks of crust that move slowly over hot viscous mantle rock—could have been active from the planet’s very beginning.
Hidden in the Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, Tennessee, is a sophisticated laboratory with a particular mission: to listen and record explosions produced by nuclear testing around the world.
A new study could help explain the driving force behind the largest mass extinction in the history of Earth, known as the End-Permian Extinction.
Colin Sumrall confirms the discovery of a 475-million-year-old fossil.
One of the Mars targets being explored by NASA’s rover Curiosity has been named St Kilda because of a very personal connection to Linda Kah, a UT scientist who is working on the mission, according to the BBC.
Times Daily interviews Hap McSween about verifying a meteorite.
UT paleontologist Stephanie Drumheller-Horton is quoted in a New York Times article about Aldabra Atoll, an island in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar that is a predator-free paradise for more than 100,000 giant tortoises.
A research team, which included UT assistant professor Nick Dygert, took to the lab to recreate the magmatic melt that once formed the lunar surface and uncovered new insights on how the modern moonscape came to be.