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Texas Set to Become 11th State to Ban Red Light Cameras

Texas is poised to ban red light cameras after the state Senate approved House Bill 1631 by a 23 to 8 vote on Friday, the reported. Republican Governor Greg Abbott just needs to sign the bill, which is almost a certainty, given the fact that he campaigned on the issue last year.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Surveillance, Red Light Cameras, Governor Abbott


Space Genius Ted Cruz Is Super Worried About Space Pirates Stealing our Space Booty

President Trump’s proposed Space Force has found new support from a fleshy sack of dogfood and charmlessness that wears a suit and calls itself “Ted Cruz.” This talking sack is the Senator from Texas, and has decided that we need to fund the proposed Space Force to protect us from space pirates. Yep. Pirates, in space.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Ted Cruz, Trump, Pirates, Spacelopnik, Space Force


Ted Cruz warns Space Force is needed to battle space pirates

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stresses the need to protect space commerce and exploration.
Tags: Texas, Science, Ted Cruz, Space Force


Ted Cruz warns Space Force is needed to battle extraterrestrial pirates

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stresses the need to protect space commerce and exploration.
Tags: Texas, Science, Ted Cruz, Space Force


Fly Me to the Moon: Trump Wants to Shift $1.6 Billion from Pell Grants to NASA

As President Trump tweeted that he wants the U.S. to “return to Space in a BIG WAY!,” the White House updated its 2020 budget request Monday to include more money for a 21st century trip to the moon.The administration is asking for an additional $1.6 billion for NASA as part of an effort to move up the target date for landing astronauts on the lunar surface to 2024, four years earlier than Vice President Mike Pence proposed two months ago.NASA will receive $21.5 billion in 2019 and Trump’s origi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, White House, Nasa, Pennsylvania, Associated Press, Everglades, Administration, Trump, Mike Pence, Pell Grant, Army Corps Of Engineers, Trump Wants, Ohio Michigan, Roll Call


Deepest-ever sub dive in Mariana Trench reveals rubbish littering ocean floor

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: rubbish. Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer, said he made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 6.8 miles (35,853 feet/10,928 meters) to a point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench that is the deepest place on Earth. His dive went 52 feet (16 meters) lower than the previous deepest descent in the trenc...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Science, Cameron, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, Reuters, U S Navy, Reuters An, Yokosuka, Reuters Plastic, Mariana Trench Credit, Victor Vescovo, Vescovo, United Nations Scientists


Deepest-ever sub dive reveals rubbish littering ocean floor in Mariana Trench

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: rubbish. Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer, said he made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 6.8 miles (35,853 feet/10,928 meters) to a point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench that is the deepest place on Earth. His dive went 52 feet (16 meters) lower than the previous deepest descent in the trenc...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Science, Cameron, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, Reuters, U S Navy, Reuters An, Yokosuka, Reuters Plastic, Mariana Trench Credit, Victor Vescovo, Vescovo, United Nations Scientists


Airborne NASA scientists just filmed something troubling in Greenland

Scientists aboard a NASA airplane swooped over some of Greenland's largest glaciers on Monday, spotting melted ice and raging rivers.It's significant, because though it's not nearly summer, large blue ponds have already formed on the icy ground. NASA's Operation IceBridge researchers observed this as part of their mission to watch for changes in Earth's giant masses of polar ice. Greenland, in particular, has been melting at an accelerated rate for some two decades."Although ...
Tags: Texas, Science, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Norway, Greenland, MacGregor, Josh Willis, Russell Glacier, Joe MacGregor, Jakobshavn, Brooke Medley, IceBridge MacGregor


Guatemalan boy who died in US custody suffered from brain infection

Juan De León Gutiérrez, 16, travelled to the US from Camotán, hoping to be reunited with his older brotherA group of migrant families walk from the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, on 14 March. Photograph: Eric Gay/APA Guatemalan boy who died at a Texas children’s hospital after being detained on the US southern border was suffering from a brain infection, the Guardian has learned. He was the third migrant child from Guatemala to die in US government custody in the past five months.Juan De León ...
Tags: Texas, Science, Mexico, US, CBP, New Mexico, Customs, Guatemala, Central America, El Paso, Brownsville, Juan, Rio Grande, McAllen, Customs Enforcement ICE, Border Protection CBP


Jay Inslee On Beto O'Rourke's Climate Plan: ‘Better Late Than Never’

Jay Inslee, the Democratic Governor of Washington, who is prioritizing climate change in his presidential campaign, is launching an expansive and detailed “100 Percent Clean Energy for America Plan” as his first major policy rollout.The 2020 candidate who has called for a climate change-exclusive debate with all his competitors says no one else in the field holds a candle to his plans to address the crisis. That includes former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) who unveiled a proposal of his own e...
Tags: Texas, Science, Congress, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Ipcc, Eric Garcetti, Inslee, Jay Inslee, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Greg Carlock, Data for Progress ' Green New Deal, Aisling Kerins


Teenage Guatemalan migrant dies in Texas while in U.S. custody

The unaccompanied teen died on Tuesday after "several days of intensive care" at a children's hospital, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a statement. The unnamed teen was from Camotan, a town near Guatemala's border with Honduras known for high levels of malnutrition among a mostly poor population that ekes out a living as farmers.
Tags: Texas, Science, Honduras, Guatemala, U S Department of Health and Human Services HHS, Camotán


Teenage migrant dies in Texas hospital while in U.S. custody

The boy died on Tuesday after "several days of intensive care" at a children's hospital, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a statement without disclosing the hospital or its location. The teenager, who was not identified, was transferred on April 20 from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody to a shelter run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which houses migrant children, according to the statement. Shelter staff took the teen to a hospital emergen...
Tags: Texas, Science, Customs Enforcement ICE, U S Department of Health and Human Services HHS, Office of Refugee


Blue Origin lofts NASA and student experiments in New Shepard tomorrow morning

The 11th mission for Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle is slated for takeoff Tuesday morning. The craft will be carrying 38 (!) experimental payloads from NASA, students, and research organizations around the world. You’ll be able to watch the launch live tomorrow at about 6 AM Pacific time. New Shepard, though a very different beast from the Falcon 9 and Heavy launch vehicles created by its rival SpaceX, is arguably a better platform for short-duration experiments that need...
Tags: Gadgets, Space, Texas, Science, Hardware, Tech, Nasa, Mars, Iss, Launches, Falcon, Blue Origin, Glenn, Falcons, New Shepard, Karman


Transforming waste heat into clean energy

Through a mechanism known as the Spin Hall effect, it has been shown that a voltage can be generated by harnessing differences in spin populations on a metal contact attached to a ferromagnetic material.Researchers from The University of Texas Permian Basin used supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to identify various forms of cobalt oxide combined with nickel and zinc that show promise for thermoelectric generation by taking advance of the Spin Hall effect.
Tags: Texas, Science, Spin Hall, The University of Texas Permian Basin


Democratic presidential candidate O'Rourke lays out $5 trillion climate plan

O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman, made climate change the focus of his first major policy announcement, unveiling the plan ahead of a campaign stop meeting with scientists at the iconic Yosemite National Park in California. "The greatest threat we face — which will test our country, our democracy, every single one of us — is climate change," O'Rourke said in a statement. The plan lays out a series of executive actions that would reverse the "energy dominance" policies of President Donald...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, Donald Trump, Rourke, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK


Beto O’Rourke Proposes $5 Trillion Plan to Reach Net-Zero Emissions

The former congressman from the oil and natural gas producing state of Texas said he would put the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement, if elected, and seek legislation in his first 100 days in office to set a “legally enforceable” requirement that the nation remove as much greenhouse gases as it emits, with half of that goal completed by 2030. The legislation would include a requirement that public companies measure and disclose climate risks as well as greenhouse gas emissions in their operation...
Tags: Texas, Science, Paris, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke


Anadarko to negotiate sale to Occidental 'superior' to Chevron deal

The development represents a breakthrough in Occidental Chief Executive Vicki Hollub's two-year effort to buy Anadarko, one of the top U.S. oil and gas producers in the lucrative Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico. Anadarko announced a deal with Chevron on April 12 after snubbing a higher bid from Occidental, prompting Occidental to try to upend the Chevron deal.
Tags: Texas, Science, Chevron, Anadarko, Occidental, Permian Basin, Vicki Hollub, New Mexico Anadarko


My Husband Became a Poster Child of the Post-Antibiotic Era

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos Getty/Science Photo LibraryAs an infectious disease epidemiologist, you’d think that I would have known that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a more immediate threat to global health than climate change. But it took a superbug that was resistant to all antibiotics to attack my husband, who nearly died after seven cases of septic shock and nine months of hospitalization, to give me the biggest wake-up call of my life. In November 2015, Tom and I were ...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, China, Germany, US, Egypt, Paris, Middle East, World Health Organization, Fda, Tom, Soviet Union, US Food and Drug Administration


O’Rourke might halt new oil and gas drilling on federal land

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke said Thursday he’s willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change. The Democratic presidential hopeful told reporters while campaigning in Nevada on Thursday the nation needs to rethink how […]
Tags: Business, Texas, Science, News, Nation, Nevada, RENO Nev AP, O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke


North American drilling boom threatens major blow to climate efforts – report

More than half the world’s new pipelines in the US and CanadaPipelines ‘locking in huge emissions for 40 to 50 years at a time’ A depot in Gascoyne, North Dakota. The extension to the Keystone pipeline has aroused opposition that Donald Trump has vowed to sweep aside. Photograph: Andrew Cullen/Reuters More than half of the world’s new oil and gas pipelines are located in North America, with a boom in US oil and gas drilling set to deliver a major blow to efforts to slow climate change, a new ...
Tags: Asia, Texas, Science, US, West Virginia, North Dakota, Un, Keystone, North America, Donald Trump, Gulf of Mexico, Alberta, International Energy Agency, Dakota, University of Massachusetts, Permian


Prehistoric poop reveals person ate entire venomous snake, including a fang

An archaeologist analyzing a pile of prehistoric human poop found the remains of an entire viper, including a fang. Researcher Elanor Sonderman was studying the indigenous people who, 1500 years ago, used a cave in Texas's Lower Pecos canyonlands as a shelter and bathroom. One way archaeologists learn about a long-gone civilization's diet and health is to dig into their coprolites (preserved feces). According to Sonderman, the snake wasn't cooked, descaled, deboned, or apparently defanged befor...
Tags: Post, Texas, Science, News, Archaeology, Weird Shit, Elanor Sonderman, Sonderman


Occidental offers $57 billion for Anadarko, topping Chevron

The surprise $76-per-share proposal comes after Occidental repeatedly said in recent weeks that it had been trying to woo Anadarko in an effort to become the largest producer of oil in west Texas's Permian basin, where production has boomed in recent years. Occidental's bid pushed Anadarko's share price in premarket trading above the $65 per share offered by Chevron. Chevron deal comprised 25 percent cash and 75 percent stock.
Tags: Texas, Science, Chevron, Anadarko, Occidental, Permian Basin, Chevron Chevron


Fossilized Human Poop Shows Ancient Forager Ate an Entire Rattlesnake—Fang Included

A 1,500-year-old chunk of fossilized human poop found at a former rock shelter in Texas contains evidence of an ancient hunter-gatherer who consumed an entire rattlesnake—including a fang. Archaeologists have never seen anything quite like it.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Anthropology, Paleontology, FANG, Bitey Poop, Coprolites, Ancient Poop


Energy Secretary Perry planning to leave Trump administration: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration, but his departure is not imminent, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Perry, a former governor of Texas who has taken a leading role in President Donald Trump's policy of boosting energy production, has been finalizing his departure, the source said. Perry's plan was first reported by Bloomberg. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Leslie A...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Washington, Rick Perry, Donald Trump, Trump, Perry, Steve Holland, Eric Beech, Leslie Adler, Reuters U S Energy, Bloomberg Reporting


Depression-Era Workers Found Strange Fossilized Beasts in 'Texas Serengeti'

About 12 million years ago, antelopes with slingshot-like horns and beasts that weren't quite elephants but that had long trunks and tusks tramped across the "Texas Serengeti" searching for food and caring for their babies.Little was known about this ancient menagerie until, during the Great Depression, the government created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and tasked some of the organization's employees with finding and preserving thousands of fossils from the Miocene, an epoch ...
Tags: Texas, Science, North America, San Antonio, Matthew Brown, University of Texas at Austin, Works Progress Administration, The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Texas Gulf Coast, BEEVILLE, Texas Serengeti, Glen Evans, University of Texas at Austin Jackson School, Steven May, Palaeontologia Electronica Photos


Meet the Wild Creatures That Roamed Ancient Texas

A comprehensive analysis of thousands of fossils collected during the Great Depression in Texas has revealed a remarkable diversity of ancient wildlife. With elephant-like gomphotheres, rhinos, antelopes, and camels, the Lone Star State was once a very Serengeti-like place.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Biology, Evolution, Paleontology, Lone Star State


Fossil trove reveals 'elephants,' rhinos, camels, and more once roamed Texas

Tucked away since the late 1930s, a huge haul of fossils shows that the state's coastal plains were a veritable "Texas Serengeti."
Tags: Texas, Science, News


Trump to fight states delaying energy projects

Trump's orders will direct his Environmental Protection Agency to change a part of the U.S. clean water law that has allowed states, on the basis of environmental reasons, to delay projects such as pipelines to carry natural gas to New England and coal export terminals on the West Coast. Trump will issue the orders at a training center for union members in the petroleum industry in Houston, an event sandwiched between fundraising events in Texas for the 2020 campaign. "Outdated federal guidanc...
Tags: Texas, Science, Epa, Houston, Environmental Protection Agency, New England, Trump, West Coast Trump


Law and Order Are the Only Things Standing Between Us and NCAA Fans With Flaming Lime Scooters

I don’t consider myself anything close to a sports fan, but even I understand that the Lord of the Flies-level chaos that transpired following Texas Tech’s victory over Michigan State on Saturday is remarkable if for no other reason than the bonfire of flaming Lime scooters.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Ncaa, Electric Scooters, Lime, Texas Tech, Michigan State, Lubbock, Flaming Scooters


Trump to seek to stop states from delaying energy projects

Trump's orders will direct his Environmental Protection Agency to change a part of the U.S. clean water law that has allowed states, on the basis of environmental reasons, to delay projects such as pipelines to carry natural gas to New England and coal export terminals on the West Coast. Trump will issue the orders at a training center for union members in the petroleum industry in Houston, an event sandwiched between fundraising events in Texas for the 2020 campaign. "Outdated federal guidanc...
Tags: Texas, Science, Epa, Houston, Environmental Protection Agency, New England, Trump, West Coast Trump



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