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Republicans Call for Statehood for Red Planet

Tweet In the wake of evidence of liquid water being found on Mars, Congressional Republicans have called for Mars to become the 51st state. While GOP leaders in Congress said their call for annexation was to spread freedom and open new markets, a staff member revealed another motive. “Our caucus looked at all the support we get […]

Texas laser: Really extreme science

Tweet Todd Ditmire leads the way into his new laboratory below Robert Lee Moore Hall. “We’re two floors underground and we’re about to go one more floor down to where we’re under the high bay,” the physics professor says, walking down a flight of stairs. “We’re underneath the plaza in front of Moore, three floors […]

Satellites take the measure of water on Earth

Tweet NASA scientists surveying water resources around the world with a pair of satellites 320 miles above Earth noticed something unusual in northwestern India in 2009. Farmers in the area known as the Bread Basket of India, which encompasses 438,000 square kilometers, were emptying the region’s aquifer faster than it could be replenished. Further investigation […]

Hermann Muller: Genetic science pioneer

Tweet In the 1920s, J.T. Patterson, the chairman of the Department of Zoology at The University of Texas at Austin, wanted to push his school into the top ranks of genetic research. So he did what Texans do, he recruited a top player for his team. The recruit was Hermann J. Muller, a born-and-raised New […]

With Split, HP Joins Tech Drama Club

Tweet Tech companies are in a splitting up mood as Hewlett-Packard’s break up shows. First posted on Bizmology. Hewlett-Packard became the latest company to make plans to split into two. CEO Meg Whitman announced Monday that Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will sell enterprise software and services while HP Inc.’s business will be in personal computers and printers. […]

Love having written and getting paid for it

Tweet Here’s a part of the story that didn’t fit in the one I wrote for Part of the motivation behind is to help writers get paid for writing, according to Josh Kerr, one of Written’s four co-founders and the company’s chief executive. Kerr says paychecks don’t often reflect the contributions that […]

WP Engine Revs Up on WordPress

Tweet It’s Ticketpalooza Day at WP Engine, the Austin-based company that offers managed hosting services for WordPress-based websites. About 30 members of the company’s support staff are gathered around two long tables fielding calls from customers having problems with their websites. The support reps tap on their laptops, lean over to look at a neighbor’s computer […]

Solving the Breast Cancer Puzzle

Tweet The way Stanislav Emelianov puts it, Mother Nature presented us with the puzzle of breast cancer. But Mother Nature has also provided the tools with which we solve the puzzle. Emelianov and other researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin give Mother Nature a boost with their engineering acumen […] Wants to Bring Content and Companies Together

Tweet As advertising becomes more pervasive (is that even possible?), it’s harder for companies to find ways to make their brands stand out. One way is to associate the brand with authoritative and objective content that makes the reader more knowledgeable about what the company sells. But getting the content that attracts the right audience […]