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A man who spent 4 months in hospital with COVID-19 and ended up with a double-lung transplant said he regrets not getting the vaccine

Josh Garza in hospital with coronavirus. CNN Josh Garza spent four months in hospital with coronavirus, and needed a double lung transplant. He told CNN that he regretted not getting a vaccine for the virus. "If could do it all over again, I'd get it. No doubt. What I went through is probably the worst I've ever seen." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man who spent four months battling coronavirus in hospital and almost died from the virus said he regretted not ge...
Tags: Texas, Science, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Garza, Houston Methodist Hospital, Josh Garza, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, UK Weekend, UK Weekend News


Investigating carbonate mineral chemical variations to improve oil recovery

Dr. Igor Ivanishin, a postdoctoral researcher in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has firsthand experience with the frustrations of oil production. He spent nine years as a hydraulic fracturing engineer with operating and service companies in Russia. A few years ago, he came to Texas A&M to get his doctoral degree while delving into a reoccurring recovery problem in carbonate reservoirs: why don't they produce oil as predicted?
Tags: Texas, Science, Russia, Texas A M University, Igor Ivanishin, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering


Photos of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Jeff Bezos' first-class flight to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin employees celebrate the New Shepard rocket booster's first landing. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket as early as July 20, alongside his brother and two guests who have not yet been named. The group will be the vehicle's first passengers. Photos of the rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Bezos' upcoming flight, which will be unlike any human spaceflight before it. In just 11 minutes, New Shepa...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mark, Jeff, Bezos, West Texas


That Viral Ad for Dan Crenshaw's Fourth of July Party is Slightly Fake

Have you seen that screenshot from an ad by Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw? The Republican congressman is throwing a party for Independence Day and an image from the ad has been making the rounds on social media sites like Twitter. But the graphic has actually been photoshopped, however slightly.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Vimeo, CRENSHAW, Military Personnel, Fourth Of July Party, Dan Crenshaw


Extreme Heat Could Knock Out Texas’ Grid

Apparently, Texas’ energy grid is not only ill-equipped to handle cold weather. It’s also incapable of withstanding heat. The increasingly ironically named Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is now asking customers to conserve electricity through Friday as hot weather grips the state (and much of the…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Electric Reliability Council of Texas ERCOT


Jeff Bezos is trusting Blue Origin's new rocket with his life. It's flown 15 times, but he'll have no pilot and possibly no spacesuit.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is risking his life to prove that Blue Origin can safely fly humans to the edge of space. About 1% of US human spaceflights have resulted in a fatal accident. But the New Shepard rocket seems relatively safe, given its flight record and how short the trip is. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and two unnam...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Capitol Riot Attendee Pleads Guilty to Bomb Plot Against Amazon Data Center

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to a plot to blow up an Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center in Ashburn, Virginia, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. The 28-year-old man, an apparent supporter of former president Donald Trump, bragged about attending the January 6 insurrection…
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Science, Government, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Patriot Act, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Amazon Web Services AWS, Ashburn Virginia, AR 15, Prerak Shah, Federal Government Of The United States, Agencies Of The United States Government, War Conflict, Law Crime


Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, without a pilot. His launch will be unlike any prior US spaceflight.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on July 20. Bezos, his brother, and an auction winner will experience weightlessness for three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior US launch, with no pilot and possibly no spacesuits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos is preparing to rocket...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos


Congressman Asks Forest Service to Change the Course of Earth’s Orbit Around the Sun

Congressperson Louie Gohmert (R-TX) would seriously like the federal government and “BLM” to turn its attention from evidence-based measures to mitigate climate change and look into altering the rotation of the Earth and/or moon. It’s unclear whether he’s trolling or sincerely trying to derail attention in order to…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nasa, Earth, Forest Service, Louie Gohmert, American People Of German Descent, Right Wing Populism In The United States, States Of The United States, Judge Advocate Generals Corps United States Army, Jennifer Eberlien


Why the Texas Grid Failed, According to Science

It’s been nearly four months since the devastating Texas blackouts. And thanks to a relatively speedy peer review process, we now have an academic accounting of what exactly went wrong—and how to prepare the grid for future extreme weather.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Environment, Articles, Natural Gas, Power Outage, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Business Finance, Energy Development, Electric Power, Energy Crisis, Electrical Grid, Joshua Busby, Texas Power Crisis


NASA Has Spotted Sneaky Methane Emissions From the Biggest Oilfield in America

There’s no such thing as easy climate fixes, but when it comes to methane emissions from oil and gas production, a couple of little patches could go a long way. A new study suggests that just 123 sites in the Permian Basin in Texas could be responsible for a huge chunk of the region’s accidental methane leaks—and that…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Environment, America, Nasa, Chemistry, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Methane, Greenhouse Gases, Permian Basin, Physical Sciences, Methane clathrate, Fuel Gas, Atmospheric Methane, Riley Duren


A travel-safety guide for vaccinated people: How to keep your stress level and infection risk low this summer

A man wearing a mask boards a plane. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images As people begin to travel more, there are ways to fly safely without going overboard, experts say. Flying is relatively low-risk for vaccinated people, even in crowded airports. It's no longer critical to social distance on planes, but keep your mask on and minimize layovers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Christopher Sanford was eager to hop on a plane after getting vaccinated in January. Until that poin...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Science, News, Minneapolis, Australia, Cdc, India, Masks, US, San Francisco, Trends, European Union, Turkey, Flying, Netherlands


Mapping intermittent methane emissions across the Permian Basin

The Permian Basin, located in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico, is the largest oil- and gas-producing region in the U.S. The oilfield operations emit methane, but quantifying the greenhouse gas is difficult because of the large area and the fact that many sources are intermittent emitters. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology Letters have conducted an extensive airborne campaign with imaging spectrometers and identified large methane sources across this ...
Tags: Texas, Science, New Mexico, Permian Basin, ACS Environmental Science Technology Letters


Tesla Makes Cars in Texas but Has to Re-Import Them to Sell in the Lone Star State

The Texas legislature adjourned on May 31 without making any changes to the state’s auto dealer franchise laws—meaning that the only way for Tesla to sell electric cars made at its forthcoming factory in Austin will be to ship them out of state and re-import them.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Cars, Tesla, Austin, Nikola Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Lucid, Greg Abbott, Lone Star State, Motor Vehicles, Business Finance, Battery Electric Vehicles, Hatchbacks


Over 100 employees sued a Houston hospital for requiring COVID-19 vaccines, saying they were forced to be 'human guinea pigs'

A child receives a Covid-19 vaccine on May 13, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Brandon Bell More than 100 workers are suing Houston Methodist Hospital over its vaccine mandate. The staffers allege the hospital is violating the Nuremberg Code against human experimentation. The hospital says the vaccines are not "experimental" and have been shown to be safe and effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dozens of workers at Houston Methodist Hospital have sued their emp...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Trends, Fda, Pfizer, Houston, Johnson Johnson, Houston Texas, Nakamura, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston Methodist, United Memorial Medical Center, Moderna, Michelle Mark, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Ted Cruz follows suit from red states and introduces a bill to ban the federal government from using vaccine passports

Sen. Ted Cruz during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. BILL CLARK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Braun, and Cynthia Lummis introduced a bill banning federal vaccine passports. At least 10 US states already have bills or executive orders banning vaccine passports. Vaccine passports are becoming more common, as US tourists to the EU will be required to prove they are vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three Republican senators have introduced a ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Senate, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz, Bill Clark, Cynthia Lummis


A Man on Death Row Has Waited Years for GitHub to Provide Key Evidence. Here's Why It Refuses.

For at least the second time in recent memory, a person’s life potentially hinges on critical information that is being withheld by a social platform. Joseph Colone, a man accused of murder and sentenced to death in Texas in 2017, is seeking code stored on GitHub, which could show that key evidence in his case was…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Science, Software, Discovery, Computing, Github, Operating Systems, Trump, John Roberts, Joseph Colone, Jeffrey Stein, Stored Communications Act, Omar Ameen, Law Crime, Charles Crompton


Lauren Boebert stated there hadn't been a single COVID-19 death in Texas since mask restrictions ended in March. Data shows thousands had, in fact, died.

Rep. Lauren Boebert on the House steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 4, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Lauren Boebert falsely claimed Texas hasn't recorded a single COVID-19 death in two months. "Since removing the mask mandate ...Texas has not reported a single COVID death," she claimed. Data shows 3,600 Texans lost their lives to the virus since March 2, the day restrictions were lifted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Lauren Boe...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Colorado, Cdc, Trends, Long, House, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Houston, Greg Abbott, Houston Chronicle, Capitol, Austin Texas, Texas Department of State Health Services


7 maps and charts that show what could happen if Roe v. Wade fell

In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, demonstrators participate in a rally for Planned Parenthood at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Associated Press The Supreme Court is hearing a big abortion case from Mississippi that could jeopardize Roe v. Wade. The court will rule on the constitutionality of abortion prohibitions before fetal viability. These seven maps and charts show the state of abortion in the US and what could happen if Roe fell. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Life, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Cnn, Features, Missouri


Palaeontology: Ancient turtle from Texas yields evolutionary insights

The discovery of the oldest known North American species of side-necked turtle -- turtles that withdraw their necks sideways into their shells when threatened -- is reported in Scientific Reports this week.
Tags: Texas, Science


Study shows sharp decrease in Texas childhood vaccination rates during pandemic

Despite expert recommendations that children continue to get regularly scheduled vaccines during the pandemic, vaccination rates have decreased in several states.
Tags: Texas, Science


Envisioning safer cities with AI

UC Berkeley researchers developed a suite of AI tools that can automatically identify characteristics of every buildings in a city and compute the risks they would face during a natural hazard event. The team tested the tools with simulated earthquakes in San Francisco; and hurricanes in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the Texas coast, and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The simulations generated realistic spatial distributions of buildings and identified some building characteristics with 100% accuracy.
Tags: Texas, Science, San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Atlantic City New Jersey, Lake Charles Louisiana


All the free stuff your state is giving away if you get vaccinated

Philadelphia Flyers fan Stephen Zorzi of Pittman, New Jersey gets his COVID-19 vaccine shot administered by Penn Medicine Nurse Practitioner Erin McMenamin before game against the New Jersey Devils at Wells Fargo Center. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports State and local governments are trying to incentivize vaccinations against the coronavirus. It's an effort to promote vaccinations and push toward reaching herd immunity. From alcohol and event tickets, to a $1 million jackpot, local and ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Justice, Congress, New York City, Alabama, West Virginia, Trends, Ap, Features, Chicago, Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Beach


For $50, convert your phone into a powerful chemical, pathogen detector

Spectroscopy provides a non-invasive way to study the chemical composition of matter.These techniques analyze the unique ways light interacts with certain materials.If spectrometers become a common feature of smartphones, it could someday potentially allow anyone to identify pathogens, detect impurities in food, and verify the authenticity of valuable minerals.The quality of smartphone cameras has increased exponentially over the past decade. Today's smartphone cameras can not only capture phot...
Tags: Texas, Science, Technology, Biology, Virus, Innovation, Disease, Raman, Chemisty


Geoscientists find that shallow wastewater injection drives deep earthquakes in Texas

In a newly published paper, Virginia Tech geoscientists have found that shallow wastewater injection -- not deep wastewater injections -- can drive widespread deep earthquake activity in unconventional oil and gas production fields.
Tags: Texas, Science, Virginia Tech


The travel industry is capitalizing on people coming to the US to get COVID-19 vaccines

Signs offering COVID-19 vaccinations are seen outside of a CVS pharmacy in Washington, DC on May 7, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Thousands of tourists are coming to the US to get COVID-19 shots, the Wall Street Journal reported. The travel is mainly between Mexico and states like Texas and Florida. Mexican airlines have increased the frequency of flights between Mexico and South Texas. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tourists are heading to the US for COVID-19...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Texas, Science, California, Mexico, New York City, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Bill De Blasio, Dallas, Vaccine, Usa Today, Wall Street Journal, Cvs


SpaceX finally launches and successfully lands its futuristic Starship

Previous test flights of the rocketship, which Elon Musk plans to use for future missions to the moon and mars, ended in explosionsSpaceX launched and successfully landed its futuristic Starship on Wednesday, finally nailing a test flight of the rocketship that Elon Musk intends to use to land astronauts on the moon and send people to Mars.The previous four test flights ended in fiery explosions before, during or soon after touchdown at the south-eastern tip of Texas, near Brownsville. Continue ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Technology, US news, Brownsville Continue


SpaceX's high-flying Starship prototype has finally landed successfully - a big step toward Elon Musk's reusable mega-rocket

The SN15 prototype stuck the landing, left, a big step toward becoming the reusable rocket Elon Musk wants it to be. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX has launched and landed a new prototype of its Starship spaceship. SpaceX has now flown five Starship prototypes to high altitude, but the first four exploded. This successful test flight gets Elon Musk closer to the fully reusable rocket he wants. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, SpaceX sent the ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Artemis, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk


Watch SpaceX launch its newest Starship prototype. The last 4 exploded.

Elon Musk (center) wants Starships to fly to Mars. But so far the only prototype to land successfully (left) exploded 10 minutes later (right). SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Spadre.com SpaceX is launching a prototype of its Starship spaceship on Wednesday. Watch the flight below. The four previous high-flying Starship prototypes exploded. NASA has picked SpaceX to turn the mega-spaceship into a moon lander for astronauts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Artemis, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Padre Island


SpaceX's high-flying Starship prototype has finally landed successfully - a big step towards Elon Musk's reusable mega-rocket

The SN15 prototype stuck the landing (left), a big step towards becoming the reusable rocket Elon Musk (right) wants it to be. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX has launched and landed a new prototype of its Starship spaceship. SpaceX has now flown five Starship prototypes to high altitude, but the first four exploded. This successful test flight gets Elon Musk closer to the fully reusable rocket he wants. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, SpaceX...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Artemis, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk



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