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West Nile or Zika? Which is the bigger threat?

As you sit on your patio this summer, you should know there are more than 50 different types of mosquitos. UNT's Dr. James Kennedy says knowing the differences may reduce our risk of getting a mosquito-carried disease.

Partner Spotlight
Turrialba, Costa Rica Tourism for the eco-minded

UNT has been working with CATIE, the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center in Turrialba, Costa Rica, for more than five years, offering a sustainability degree that combines science, graduate education and innovation to help preserve tourism destinations.

Research Spotlight
Star party
Summertime means stargazing

Do you enjoy a summer evening gazing at the stars? What if you had a remote controlled robotic telescope to view them? UNT graduates in astronomy do. They have a front row seat to enjoy some of the best sky viewing available in the North Texas region. 

Fish in the Big Blue

Mahi-Mahi fish are well-known by most — and enjoyed by many. In the continuing wake of the BP oil spill, UNT researchers are concerned about the hearts — thus strength for swimming and reproducing — of the Mahi-Mahi.

Breakfast at the Byron
Attention: Summer Concert Goers
Summer also means outdoor festivals and concerts. Enjoying these events with hours of loud music can take a toll on your hearing. UNT audiologist Dr. Elizabeth McGee offers some tips for protecting your hearing without missing out on the activities you enjoy.

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