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  • News

    May 22, 2014

    Could Legalization of Marijuana Be in Texas's Future?

    Opinions on pot are changing in the Lone Star State.

  • Culture

    October 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Let's Compare Alma Maters: The New US News Rankings (Texas Edition)

    The new U.S. News and World Report college rankings are out. For all their flaws, it's still the standard by which many anxious applicants rank themselves and their peers. Let me guess, the Top 5 universities are Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Stanford? Boom, I nailed it. But you probably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Study Says Chewing Gum Does Not Aid Weight Loss

    People across the nation have used chewing gum to help them lose weight. It's a sort of a logical theory if you think about it: Chew gum instead of food so you won't overindulge and gain weight. However, according to a recent study published in the journal Eating Behaviors, chewing minty gum has th ... More >>

  • News

    October 25, 2012

    Game Changer

    Chris Kluwe is prying open America's last closet: major league sports.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Happy 114th Birthday to Waldo Semon, Father of Vinyl

    Yesterday, September 10, marked the 114th birthday of a man who helped introduce more people to music in the 20th Century than perhaps any other person despite never picking up an instrument or plugging in a microphone. Unless you're a serious chemistry geek, you've probably never heard of Waldo Lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    One Year After Woman Gets Masters In The Beatles, We Hunt Down Most Bizarre College Music Courses

    A year ago today, Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy of Ontario became the first person in the world to earn a master's degree in The Beatles. I'm not quite sure what she's doing now, but I do know she could probably kick anyone's ass in Beatles trivia. This little anniversary of her graduation got me think ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    Down the Hatch: The Rothman Report

    A scathing, 86-page report called out doctors who "subverted scientific integrity" for money.

  • Film

    August 11, 2011

    Invasion of Piracy

    Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    This Rap Party Is Two Things: Tea And Lame

    ​So there is a rap song for the Tea Party, "That's a Tea Party" by Polatik. Now, Rocks Off has heard rap used for many different purposes. We've heard it try and justify the money we wasted going to see Deep Blue Sea. We've heard it from the mouth of WWE's Undertaker. And now we've heard it tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Executive Director of Texas Medical Board Announces Retirement

    Donald Patrick, executive director of the Texas Medical Board, will retire on August 28, according to a Board press release issued this morning. Patrick has held the position since 2001. The retirement date marks his 70th birthday. The Board has formed a search committee to find a replacement, acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008
  • Film

    July 6, 2006

    Slam Dunk

    How the story of a high school basketball team ended up being much more

  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    Slam Dunk

    How the story of a high school basketball team ended up much more

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    The Halo Challenge

    Master Chief, a weapons-toting super-enhanced human, is the only being who can save the earth. A video gamer from Texas is the world champion at helping him do just that ó thousands of times over.

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Reality Bytes

    The White House-cracking cybergang is gone. Now Houstonís most notorious hacker hopes to reboot his life and return to his love: computers.

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Paying the Price

    Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Do Not Go Gentle

    Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas