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Man-Made Particles From Asia Affect Global Weather

In the first study of its kind, scientists have compared air pollution rates from 1850 to 2000 and found that anthropogenic (man-made) particles from Asia impact the Pacific storm track that can influence weather over much of the world.
4/14/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Texas A&M Project Hoping To End Alarming Decline Of The Bobwhite Quail

The bobwhite quail, a favorite among hunters and wildlife enthusiasts alike throughout the United States, has literally flown the coop – its numbers have been decreasing alarmingly for decades, but a groundbreaking project led by a team of Texas...
3/12/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Aerosols Tend To Weaken Hurricanes And Cyclones

Aerosols in the atmosphere produced from human activities do indeed directly affect a hurricane or tropical cyclone, but not in a way many scientists had previously believed – in fact, they tend to weaken such storms, according to a new study that...
3/9/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Texas A&M Carries On Legacy Of ‘The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives’

He was one of the most influential Americans in history and yet many Americans have never heard of him. At Texas A&M University and in developing nations around the world, however, the name Norman Borlaug is forever linked to a revolutionary...
2/26/2014 4:30 PM EST

Texas A&M Researchers Part Of Team Developing Cost-Saving Technology For U.S. Military

New technology in Meal, Ready to Eat (MRE) packaging, developed in part by researchers at Texas A&M University, is set to be adopted by the United States military, saving the government millions of dollars a year, according to the professor who had...
2/26/2014 4:00 PM EST

Phony Honey A Sweet Deal For Counterfeiters, Bad For Consumers, Says Texas A&M Prof

Consumers buying honey might not be getting what they pay for according to a Texas A&M University professor and one of the world’s leading honey experts.
2/26/2014 4:00 PM EST

Wings, Tails, Fins: Study Looks At How Animals Propel Themselves

The wonder of animal movement – from the tiniest of insects to the largest fish in the sea – has been a subject of mystery for ages. But when it comes to animal propulsion, there are almost infinite kinds, but also limits that can’t be pushed...
2/18/2014 11:00 AM EST

Testing of Ancient Skeleton Proves First Americans Came From Asia


The first genome sequencing of the Ice Age skeletal remains of a 1-year-old boy has given scientists definitive proof that the first human settlers in North America were from Asia and not Europe, and that these people were the direct ancestors of...
2/12/2014 1:00 PM EST

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Syria War’s Devastating Effects on Children; Former USAID Administrator Can Advise How to Help Them

3/28/2014 11:10 AM EDT

Interview Opportunity: Former Ambassador on Ukraine Crisis

3/26/2014 12:10 PM EDT

Monarch Numbers Could Be At Historic Lows This Year, Says Texas A&M Prof


COLLEGE STATION, March 19, 2014 – Monarch butterflies may be named for their large size and majestic beauty, but once again their numbers are anything but king-sized – in fact, 2014 may go down as one of the worst years ever for the colorful...
3/19/2014 10:10 AM EDT

Interview Opportunity: Texas A&M Researchers to Sequence Cat Genome

3/3/2014 12:00 PM EST

Syrian Civil War: Texas A&M Researcher Examines Possibility of Democracy Post-Conflict

2/27/2014 3:40 PM EST

Andrew Natsios, Former USAID Administrator, Famine Expert, Discusses Humanitarian Aid and Other Hunger-Related Issues


2/27/2014 10:00 AM EST

Interview Opportunity Available on Rand Paul Suing President Obama Over NSA Surveillance

2/25/2014 4:30 PM EST

Warm Weather In Texas Means Watch Out For Snakes, Says Texas A&M Expert

Visiting your zip code very soon: snakes, and perhaps plenty of them. With warm temperatures and upcoming spring rainfall, experts say it’s getting that time of year when snakes are on the prowl, or at least on the slither. With Texas a ground...
2/24/2014 4:00 PM EST

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