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.
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.
Google-Fujitsu join 'smart objects' alliance
Internet powerhouse Google and Japanese electronics giant Fujitsu have joined an alliance to promote the ability of objects from appliances to cars to communicate with one another online.
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.
Phony honey a sweet deal for counterfeiters, bad for consumers
Consumers buying honey might not be getting what they pay for according to a Texas A&M University professor and one of the world's leading honey experts.
Texas is second to Alaska in acres of forest land
(AP) -- The first detailed statewide tree count in Texas history is headed toward this conclusion: Texas is No. 2.