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Texas A&M chemists working on drugs To treat COVID-19

In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Texas A&M University chemist Wenshe Ray Liu and his research team have focused their lab solely on searching for drugs to treat COVID-19. The Liu group was the first to identify the antiviral drug remdesivir as a viable medicine to treat COVID-19 in a research study published in late January. The drug was originally developed in response to the 2014 Ebola pandemic.
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SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype fails under pressure testing

The process of designing, testing and building an entirely new spacecraft is definitely a difficult one, and bound to encounter some issues. SpaceX’s efforts to build Starship, its massive new fully reusable spaceship, is no exception. The most recent Starship prototype, designated “SN3,” failed catastrophically during cryogenic proof testing, which is designed to simulate pressures the spacecraft would encounter during a test flight. That might sound familiar: SpaceX’s first prototype, th...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Youtube, Tech, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Prototype, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Boca Chica Texas, SpaceX Starship


'Non-Urgent' Fertility Treatments Were Shut Down in Response to Covid-19—Now Patients Are Protesting

Last week, Beverly Reed, a fertility doctor in Texas, started making a series of difficult phone calls. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) had just released guidelines advising the suspension of “new, non-urgent fertility treatments” in an attempt to limit both the transmission of covid-19 and the…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Ivf, Infertility, Fertility Treatment, American Society for Reproductive Medicine ASRM, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Beverly Reed


Coronavirus live news: rise in Italy, US and France deaths takes global confirmed toll past 40,000

Worldwide confirmed cases pass 800,000 as Spain and Russia also report record single-day death tolls and Mexico wakes to state of emergencyUK coronavirus - latest updatesUS coronavirus - live updatesChina and Korea delay college exams to get lid on coronavirusNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.27pm BST A group of 28 spring break tourists who returned to Texas from the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus,...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Science, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Austin, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Jupe is a new startup aiming to address hospital room shortfalls with modular, mobile space

We’re already entering into a healthcare crisis due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and creative solutions to address shortfalls in supplies, protective equipment and more are being developed to help where possible. A new startup, with a founding team including an emergency room doctor, a crisis response expert and a public health researcher is hoping that its novel approach can help address the impending lack of space that hospitals and health care facilities will encounter. Jupe is a brand...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Texas, Science, Housing, Tech, Hospitals, Airbnb, Care, Emergency preparedness, Modular, El Paso Texas, Kasita, Jeff Wilson, Disaster Response


Worldwide urban expansion causing problems

As cities physically expanded worldwide between 1970 and 2010, the population in those cities became less dense, according to a study led by a Texas A&M university professor.
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Threat of widespread storms, rain to deter outdoor breaks amid social distancing

An active weather pattern looks to deliver wet weather, and even severe thunderstorms through parts of the country, all before the conclusion of the first week of spring.A storm that will spread a spring snowstorm from the Midwest into the Northeast through Tuesday, will also be responsible for starting off the train of wet weather in the mid-Atlantic."For those looking to take a break from being in their homes by taking a walk around the block or at a neighborhood park, unfortunately, Monday do...
Tags: Texas, Science, NYC, Washington, Boston, Atlantic, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Accuweather, New England, Richmond, Midwest


Severe thunderstorms to threaten nation's Heartland Thursday

A multifaceted storm system slated to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the northern Plains and record-challenging heat to portions of the mid-Atlantic will continue to bring the threat of severe weather across the center of the country on Thursday.Winter will go out with a bang in terms of severe weather over the Central states as spring officially arrives at 10:50 p.m. CDT on Thursday.The same storm system that will pose a threat for severe weather on Thursday has already brought rounds of...
Tags: National Weather Service, Texas, Science, Indiana, Atlantic, Missouri, Iowa, Dallas, Nebraska, Michigan, Great Lakes, Illinois, St Louis, Accuweather, Midwest, Mississippi River


SpaceX breaks a Falcon 9 rocket re-use record with successful Starlink launch

SpaceX has successfully launched and deployed its sixth batch of 60 Starlink satellites, further growing its constellation for the internet broadband system it plans to launch for customers starting later this year in the U.S. and Canada. This brings SpaceX’s total Starlink constellation size to 360 spacecraft, extending the company’s lead as the world’s largest private satellite operator. The launch this morning used a Falcon 9 first stage booster that flew for its fifth time, marking a reco...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Texas, Science, Tech, Earth, Canada, United States, North America, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Falcon


'Breastfeeding gap' exists among Mexican-origin women living in Texas

Mexican women born and educated in Mexico who now live in Texas breastfeed longer than those born and educated in the United States. That's the finding from new research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) at The University of Texas at Austin, which points to a 'breastfeeding gap' among some Mexican-origin women living in Texas.
Tags: Texas, Science, Mexico, United States, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Policy Evaluation Project


Drastic cold shot to make Americans shiver in eastern US during 1st weekend of spring

As a major storm wraps up across the north-central United States, a swath of colder and drier air will sweep in as the week ends and the weekend begins, marking an end to record-challenging warmth that will have taken hold in the East and severe weather expected to rattle the Midwest and South.The colder air will first arrive across the Midwest on Friday, squashing the severe threat in areas that have the potential to get hit hard on Thursday and Thursday evening. By Friday morning the leadin...
Tags: Texas, Science, New York City, US, Atlanta, Atlantic, United States, Tennessee, New Orleans, Ohio, Gulf Coast, St Louis, Accuweather, New England, Deep South, Midwest


Tornado risk ramps up as severe weather erupts over central US

A multi-faceted storm system slated to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the northern Plains and record-challenging heat to portions of the mid-Atlantic will also unleash multiple rounds of severe weather in the south-central United States into Thursday evening.Winter will go out with a bang in terms of severe weather over the Central states as spring officially arrives at 10:50 p.m. CDT on Thursday.The storm system is the same one responsible for bringing much-needed rainfall to California ...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, US, Canada, Atlantic, United States, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Dallas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Great Lakes, Oklahoma


Rounds of severe weather to target central US just in time for spring

A multi-faceted storm system slated to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the northern Plains and record-challenging heat to portions of the mid-Atlantic will also unleash multiple rounds of severe weather in the south-central United States.The storm system is the same one responsible for bringing much-needed rainfall to California and burying the Sierra Nevada with feet of snow from this past weekend into the first part of this week.Before this storm system ejects eastward into the Plains, a...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, US, Canada, Atlantic, United States, Missouri, Arkansas, Dallas, New Mexico, Great Lakes, Oklahoma, Accuweather, Sierra Nevada, Midwest


Multi-day severe weather threat in store for parts of central, southern US

A multi-faceted storm system slated to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the northern Plains and record-challenging heat to portions of the mid-Atlantic will also unleash multiple rounds of severe weather in the south-central United States into Thursday evening.Winter will go out with a bang in terms of severe weather over the Central states as spring officially arrives at 10:50 p.m. CDT on Thursday.The storm system is the same one responsible for bringing much-needed rainfall to California ...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, US, Canada, Atlantic, United States, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Dallas, New Mexico, Great Lakes, Oklahoma, Illinois, St Louis


Multi-day severe weather threat brewing for parts of central, southern US

A multi-faceted storm system slated to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the northern Plains and record-challenging heat to portions of the mid-Atlantic will also unleash multiple rounds of severe weather in the south-central United States into Thursday evening.Winter will go out with a bang in terms of severe weather over the Central states as spring officially arrives at 10:50 p.m. CDT on Thursday.The storm system is the same one responsible for bringing much-needed rainfall to California ...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, US, Canada, Atlantic, United States, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Dallas, New Mexico, Great Lakes, Oklahoma, Illinois, St Louis


Start of spring to usher in severe weather threat for central US

An uptick in stormy weather across the country will put the Plains to the Ohio Valley on alert for severe weather later this week.An intense storm wrecked havoc earlier in the week, dumping feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the West and sweeping rain across the remainder of the Southwest into Wednesday.Meanwhile, several rounds of wet weather will target the center of the country. Wet weather will spread from Texas and Oklahoma to the middle Mississippi River Valley Monday, and agai...
Tags: Texas, Science, Colorado, US, Canada, Wisconsin, Ohio, Houston, Oklahoma, Accuweather, San Antonio, Rockies, Southwest, Midwest, Brownsville, Travelers


Previous coronavirus daily briefing updates, March 7-8

Current daily briefings on the coronavirus can be found here. Scroll below to read previous reports, listed in eastern time.Eight U.S. states have declared a state of emergency in response to confirmed coronavirus cases as of Sunday evening.Washington state, Florida and California were among the first to declare a state of emergency after confirming the the only fatalities in the U.S. There have been at least 21 deaths from the coronavirus in the nation, most of which have been from Washington.K...
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Severe storms to come with added danger Tuesday night

As a disturbance rolls across the southern Plains, locally severe thunderstorms, some capable of spawning large hail, may pummel portions of Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.The storms are forecast to ramp up into the Tuesday evening hours and then remain active through much of Tuesday night. The storms will be fed by a stream of moist air from Texas and will move southeastward along a temperature contrast zone."The setup is most favorable to produce up to marble- and quarter-sized hail f...
Tags: Texas, Science, Arkansas, Accuweather, Walker, Paul Pastelok, southern Plains, Plains Midwest, DirecTV Frontier, Kansas Oklahoma Missouri


Demographics linked to choice not to vaccinate children in Texas, study finds

Texans who are college-educated, live in suburban or urban areas, have higher median incomes and are ethnically white are less likely to vaccinate their children, according to analysis by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says there’s nothing to fear from Starlink broadband satellites (and no spin-out)

Will SpaceX's Starlink broadband satellite constellation ruin astronomy? Will it threaten the telecom industry? Will SpaceX spin out Starlink anytime soon? SpaceX's billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, answered all three questions today at a fireside chat at the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington, D.C.: No, no and no. The session started late, and Musk seemed a bit tired — perhaps because he'd just come from working on SpaceX's Starship super-rocket development project, which is taki...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Washington, Musk, Boca Chica, StarLink


Rain refuses to stay away from waterlogged southern US

Following a few days of dry weather, frequent rounds of rain will return to the interior southern United States and can aggravate flooding in some areas and disrupt outdoor plans in others this week.AccuWeather meteorologists say that although the rain may not be as intense over as broad of an area experienced in recent weeks, enough rain will fall to reverse the drying process that began over the weekend. The rain will not only hamper cleanup operations in tornado-ravaged Tennessee, but will...
Tags: Texas, Science, Kentucky, US, United States, Tennessee, Ohio, Oklahoma, Accuweather, Southern California, Southwest, Mississippi River, Middle Tennessee, South Texas, Travis, Baton Rouge Louisiana


Late-week storm poised to bring flooding rain to southern Plains, snow to Rockies

After first soaking Southern California and Arizona, a slow-moving storm will bring both wet and wintry conditions to a portion of the central United States late in the week.One round of heavy to locally severe thunderstorms may sweep through the region on Tuesday night prior to the storm's arrival.Residents from southeastern Kansas through eastern Oklahoma, southern Missouri, Arkansas, northern Louisiana and northeastern Texas may be jolted awake by the feisty storms, which can contain hail...
Tags: Texas, Science, United States, Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, Dallas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Denver, Accuweather, Rockies, Southern California, Oklahoma City, Gilbert


Late-week storm to bring flooding rain, snow potential to south-central US

After first soaking Southern California, a slow-moving storm will bring both wet and wintry conditions to the South Central states late in the week.One round of heavy to locally severe thunderstorms may sweep through the region on Tuesday night prior to the storm's arrival.Residents from southeastern Kansas through eastern Oklahoma and into the Arklatex region may be jolted awake by the feisty storms, which can contain hail and damaging winds. A brief lull in wet weather is expected acros...
Tags: Texas, Science, US, United States, Arkansas, Kansas, Dallas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Denver, Accuweather, Rockies, Southern California, Oklahoma City, Gilbert, South Texas


Wind-fueled wildfire destroys structures in Oklahoma

Residents in Beaver and Forgan, Oklahoma were urged to evacuate when a quick-moving wildfire ignited on Saturday.The National Weather Service in Amarillo detected a hot spot around 10 a.m., Saturday on Fire Temperature satellite imagery, and tweeted it asking people to avoid the area.> A hot spot has been detected as seen on this Fire Temperature satellite imagery. Please avoid the area. phwx okwx txwx GOESEast FireWX pic.twitter.com/wQzNAhUFBU> > -- NWS Amarillo (@NWSAmarillo) March 7, 2020"The...
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Previous coronavirus daily briefing updates, March 2-4

Current daily briefings on the coronavirus can be found here. Scroll below to read previous reports, listed in eastern time.Click here for previous briefings on the coronavirus dating back to Feb. 27. The first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in New Jersey has been announced by Gov. Phil Murphy. The male in his 30s has been hospitalized since Tuesday in Bergen County, which is in northern Jersey and encompasses a part of the state just across the Hudson River from Manhattan and the Bron...
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Tito's Spent the Past Day Tweeting That Vodka Is Not Hand Sanitizer

Tito’s, the reasonably-priced Texas vodka brand with a lively Twitter presence, has sent 11 tweets over the past 24 hours clarifying that, no, its beverage does not meet the CDC’s recommended minimum alcohol content for hand sanitizer. Contrary to what various Twitter users apparently believe.Read more...
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More violent thunderstorms to threaten US this week

Following deadly and destructive tornadoes in Tennessee early Tuesday morning, an outbreak of severe weather will continue to pummel portions of the United States this week.The same storm system that produced severe thunderstorms and a small number of tornadoes over the Tennessee Valley, including Nashville, Tennessee, early Tuesday morning will continue to move eastward into Tuesday night. This radar image from 9 a.m. EST Tuesday, March 3, 2020, shows rain in green and yellow and thunderstor...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Science, US, Alabama, Georgia, Atlantic, United States, Tennessee, Connecticut, Louisiana, North Carolina, Accuweather, New England, South


Texas A&M researchers develop flooding prediction tool

By incorporating the architecture of city drainage systems and readings from flood gauges into a comprehensive statistical framework, researchers at Texas A&M University can now accurately predict the evolution of floods in extreme situations like hurricanes. With their new approach, the researchers said their algorithm could forecast the flow of flood water in almost real-time, which can then lead to timelier emergency response and planning.
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Surgeons cut opioid prescriptions by 64% using a new multipronged program

Surgeons in a large health-care system in central Texas implemented a pain management program that reduced longer-term opioid prescriptions by two-thirds.
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Surgeons cut opioid prescriptions by 64 percent using a new multipronged program

Surgeons in a large health-care system in central Texas implemented a pain management program that reduced longer-term opioid prescriptions by two-thirds.
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