Science and Technology

Milkshakes and Drilling Mud

Nov. 21, 2017
Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson, the 2017 Texas Student Research Showdown winner, explains the properties of measuring fluids in oil and gas wells.

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The Federal Government Can’t Save Texas Coal

Nov. 20, 2017
Carbon

Coal is dying off, at least in Texas, and there is not much that can, or should, be done about it.

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Improving Cancer Detection with Liquid Biopsies

Nov. 16, 2017
Liquid biopsy

Scientists are developing a set of medical tests called liquid biopsies that can rapidly detect the presence of cancers, infectious diseases and other conditions from only a small blood sample.

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New Research Could Predict La Niña Drought Years in Advance

Nov. 16, 2017
Drought

New studies improve predictions on the strength and duration of La Niña droughts.

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Alternative Facts During Deadly Disasters Don't Help

Nov. 14, 2017
Fake News

An apathetic government is as dangerous as a malevolent one. 

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