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  • Don't mess with 'Merry Christmas' in Texas

    FORT WORTH, Tex. This is Texas, so you can safely toss the generic holiday greetings out the door. As students finish up the final week before "winter break" and plan for their "winter parties" state lawmakers are reminding residents that they are free...
  • Don't mess with Xmas in Texas

    FORT WORTH, Texas This is Texas. So you can safely toss the generic holiday greetings out the door. As students head into the final week before "winter break" and plan for their "winter parties" state lawmakers are reminding residents that they are free...
  • Special Report: Why metro Houston fears the next big storm

    By Duff Wilson, Ryan McNeill and Deborah J. Nelson GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - When Hurricane Ike hit this city on the Gulf of Mexico, William Merrell found himself trapped in a second-floor apartment as storm waters coursed eight feet deep through...
  • Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...
  • The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost

    The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost
    Tel Aviv — Two years ago, Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer, like an enemy hacker in cyberspace,...
  • T. William Heyck, history scholar at NU, dies

    T. William Heyck, history scholar at NU, dies
    T. William Heyck, whose work as a scholar focused on British history, taught history at Northwestern University and led a movement to establish a residential college system at the Evanston school. Mr. Heyck, 75, died of complications from leukemia on...
  • Building wind power superhighways

    Building wind power superhighways
    The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live. Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...
  • He's no longer a prisoner of the war on drugs

    He's no longer a prisoner of the war on drugs
    The excitement had been building all day. On election day 2008, every TV in the prison was tuned to the news. By the time the first presidential returns began to crawl across the screens at the medium-security federal prison in Yazoo City, Miss., the...
  • PSM degree is the MBA of the science world

    It's been heralded in the media as the new MBA. The professional science master's degree (PSM) is an innovative hybrid. It's a technical science master's degree (think biotechnology, chemistry, computer science) with special communications and business...
  • Meredith Martin "Mimi" Addy, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

    Meredith Martin "Mimi" Addy, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman
    Meredith Martin "Mimi" Addy has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman in the law firm's Chicago office as partner and head of its Patent Litigation practice. Prior to joining Katten, Addy was the Chicago managing partner at Steptoe & Johnson. She has a law degree...
  • Community college math competition challenges high school students

    Attention, Anne Arundel County schools math whizzes: Meet Sammy the owl. Sammy is a fictitious character that runs a pole measuring business. His wings are injured, so he can't fly to the top of the pole, which has a rope tied to the top. The rope is 3...