If you saw the dramatic footage out of North Texas Tuesday, hopefully from the safety of your living room or gathered around a TV at work, you know that weather events like those tornadoes can make pretty compelling television. And someone has to head straight into those storms to film all that vide ... More >>
There are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch them all, one at a time. Admittedly, the concept of MonsterQuest initially struck me as woefully similar to that of...certain other reality shows, in that I was sure we'd be following around a bunch of yahoos using dubi ... More >>
Photo by mintprofusionOysters affected by red tide are toxic to humans.On January 27, two small portions of Texas Gulf waters were conditionally opened to shellfish harvesting after a red tide epidemic forced the indefinite closure of oyster season in October. San Antonio and Espiritu Santo ... More >>
As has been mentioned by weather forecasters in recent days, some pretty rough weather is passing through Houston this morning as part of a cold front. The storms are spanning high winds, torrential rain (some areas could receive up to five inches), flash flooding and potential tornadoes. According ... More >>
HPDConrad Calderas is a wanted manAn argument at a party turned deadly early Sunday morning, and police are looking for the shooter. Guadalupe Molina, Jr., was shot once in the chest and died after an argument at a party in the northwest neighborhood of the 6300 block of Thornwell about 1:30 ... More >>
Evolution in the cross-hairsTexas might be getting ready to fill its science textbooks with anti-evolution material, critics are warning. The State Board of Education may soon take another step in its effort to adopt material that pushes Intelligent Design, they say. "Two years ago State Bo ... More >>
For 15 years now, NASA has been putting out an Astronomy Picture of the Day, picking whatever hits their fancy from the archives or new stuff coming in from up above. Here are ten of the best they posted this year. 10. Atlantis takes off Photos courtesy NASAIn the early morning hours of Jul ... More >>
There are maybe 200 primordial dwarfs in the world, and Houstonian Sienna Bernal is one of them. She's also trying to be a regular 11-year-old girl.
See artifacts from a storied pirate ship
Why hast thou forsaken me?The Institution for Creation Research was a California-based school that moved to the Dallas area three years ago.They applied to Texas' Higher Education Coordinating Board for certification to give master's degrees in science; the HECB reviewed their curriculum and turn ... More >>
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NASA famously bombed the moon last year in a desperate attempt to prove there's water on it. While water was indeed discovered, we have yet to hear any reliable figures on collateral damage to the affected areas or the native population.It turns out, instead of almost triggering a Earth-Moon war ... More >>
Do we have any volunteers from the audience?
The Symphony joins NASA for a match made in Houston
One small step for computer-kind, one hell of a mess for man
The former Houston Ballet choreographic associate shifts shape
Physics, math and art - all from one sheet of paper
Teenage filmmaker Emily Hagins shares her zombie-movie experience
I get by with a little help from...the Hubble Space Telescope
It isn't every day that you invent a new school of philosophy
Child prodigies are a delicate bunch, as evidenced by this girl, and a nine-year-old Houston boy is in that group.He's Adam Atanas and he recently finished a semester of physics classes at Texas A&M. "It's very easy to see them as little circus monkeys and they're not," says Dr. David Toback ... More >>
Historys bad boy goes on display
Hot on the heels of a new report from the Baker Institute suggesting NASA concentrate on improving conditions here on Earth and postpone all this "outer space" foolishness, NASA has come up with yet another neat little thing to help reignite enthusiasm for what it does. We say "yet another" in refe ... More >>
Listen up people - we have run out of options. At least when we come to superbugs, if University of Texas Medical School researchers Dr. Barbara E. Murray and Dr. Cesar Ariasare to be believed. The two study infectious diseases for a living, so they should know. Their article in a recent New England ... More >>
There's less than a week to go before the Evolution vs. Intelligent Design showdown in Austin, and scientists at Texas A&M - the Aggies - have dropped a bombshell. They've proven evolution exists. Kind of.Aggie researcher and assistant professor Katy Kao has reportedly developed "the first ... More >>
Artist Aurora Robson is in love with string theory
Barry Stone places the stars in front of your eyes
Get the inside scoop on dinos
Be prepared to be afraid
Hapgood tries to thrill as it educates, but comes up short
How much more can you cut?
This unconventional comedic drama from Norway might be just the ticket
Dave Criswell dreams of living on the moon. He has a plan for colonization. Other scientists say his idea is 100 years too early. But he's ready now.
Designer Labels, Screwed for Life, Heavy on the Crab
In the rousing 6th Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is not the only one who has been copied
Diana Ramos, chef and co-owner of Habanero Blue
Frozen, cloned or retooled, Miller Quarles plans to live forever. But time is running out.
One economist finds moving away from "hard" truth may lead to a greater truth
Nebula conjures up memories of loud Les Pauls, long hair and weed
Hundreds of thousands of Texas children, including 250,000 newborn babies, are routinely vaccinated against hepatits B each year. Why? Good question.
What does it really mean to pass the TAAS?
Waterworld is a whirlpool of dazzling action, and muddled ideas
Bothered by shrinking catches, growing regulations and a sense of frustration, Galveston Bay's shrimpers say that they, not the shrimp, are the endangered species.
John Bockris was known around Texas A&M as a chemist interested in "weird science." Joe Champion gave him all he could handle.
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