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 ...
SpaceX to build rocket launch site in Texas
SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas.
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.
Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker
From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
History books becoming next fight in Texas schools
The next ideological fight over new textbooks for Texas classrooms intensified Wednesday with critics lambasting history lessons that they say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray ...
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.
Cable snips and fake Mexican burglaries: How the WWI information battle was won
Military intelligence has relied on observing and reading enemy messages since the earliest times of conflict. But it was during World War I that great leaps were made in the technology needed to intercept ...
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.
Researcher uses genes to map evolution of species
Genes, whether from apes or the trees they live in, are the storytellers of the origins of a species, according to a Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management assistant professor in College Station.
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. ...