Meet the gomphothere: Archaeologists discover bones of elephant ancestor
An animal once believed to have disappeared from North America before humans ever arrived there might actually have roamed the continent longer than previously thought – and it was likely on the list of ...
Texas education board approves science standards (Update)
(AP) -- Texas will no longer require educators to teach weaknesses of all scientific theories, including evolution.
Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board
The long-simmering battle over teaching evolution in Texas boiled over again.
Study links global warming to Texas heat waves
(AP) New research suggests that global warming increases the chances of heat waves in Texas, like the one that hit the state last year.
Texas Instruments announced the OMAP 5 chipset with gesture-based support
Evolution war still rages 200 years after Darwin's birth
Two centuries after Charles Darwin's birth on Feb. 12, 1809, people still argue passionately about his theory of evolution.
Worst drought ever to hit California could rival the historic 2011 Texas drought
(Phys.org) —The worst drought ever to hit California could rival the historic 2011 drought that devastated Texas, says a Texas A&M University professor.
New plant species from the heart of Texas: Wrongly identified since 1974, only three specimens are known
Collectors found the first two specimens of the prickly plant in 1974 and 1990 in west Texas. Then, for two decades, the 14-inch-tall plant was identified wrongly as one species, then another and then a third.
In Texas, drought means conserving every last drop
(AP) -- Off-duty police officers are patrolling streets, looking for people illegally watering their lawns and gardens. Residents are encouraged to stealthily rat out water scofflaws on a 24-hour hot line. ...
Snake spills venomous secrets: Research shows how the bite of a small texas snake causes extreme pain
Examining venom from a variety of poisonous snakes, a group of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco has discovered why the bite of one small black, yellow and red serpent called the Texas ...
Study evaluates exposure, adaptation to how climate change affects North American rangelands
(Phys.org) —A group of eight U.S. scientists, including Texas A&M University's Dr. David Briske and Dr. Bruce McCarl, recently published two assessments that identify trends and projections for rangeland effects of climate ...
Trend-starting Texas drops algebra II mandate
Texas started a trend by making most of its high school students tackle algebra II. But eight years later, the state often watched for education policy is abandoning the requirement.
Super cold hardy Satsuma Orange Frost should expand the planting zone for citrus
There's still plenty of time to plant Satsuma Orange Frost, the new extremely cold-tolerant mandarin.
Policy briefing analyzes US climate change
A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and Texas A&M University doctoral graduate have co-authored a policy briefing on climate change, one of seven publications focusing on energy in the U.S.