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  • The science of grumpy old men, voodoo dolls and smart kids

    The science of grumpy old men, voodoo dolls and smart kids
    It is Science day in this space, and we will be taking a look a three recent studies: why men get grumpy after age 70, why parental involvement in a child's education isn't what it's cracked up to be and what makes couples stick pins in voodoo dolls...
  • Presidents celebrate Civil Rights Act, LBJ and 'lost causes'

    AUSTIN, Texas — President Obama lauded Lyndon B. Johnson on Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own...
  • Obama praises LBJ for ex-president's courage in passing Civil Rights legislation

    AUSTIN, Texas President Barack Obama lauded Lyndon Johnson Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own...
  • Obama wraps himself in civil rights legacy of President Lyndon Johnson

    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Barack Obama wrapped himself on Thursday in the civil rights legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson, the 1960s president who helped clear the way for an African-American to one day become U.S. president. Obama was joined by three former...
  • At Civil Rights Act event, Obama praises Johnson for his vision

    At Civil Rights Act event, Obama praises Johnson for his vision
    AUSTIN, Texas -- President Obama said Thursday that the country was still caught up in the kind of debates that marked the civil rights movement as he called on Americans to set aside cynicism and push for the ideals reflected in the Civil Rights Act....
  • Crib mattresses emit chemicals, study finds

    Babies are exposed to chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin. A team of university environmental engineers analyzed the foam padding and plastic covers of 20 new and old...
  • Pipeline fears run deep among some landowners in East Texas

    PARIS, Texas Deep in the heart of East Texas, gently sloping fields, fertile cropland and willowy pine trees stretch as far as the eye can see. Horses and cattle roam the grassy land sometimes just feet above an underground pipeline stretching from...
  • Wild Child evolves from backup band beginnings

    Alexander Beggins met his future Wild Child bandmate, Kelsey Wilson, a couple of days before they were supposed to go on tour a few years ago as part of the backing band for a Danish musician, Bjarke Bendsten, otherwise known as Migrant. It wasn't...
  • Pastors lend UAW welcome support in Mississippi

    Pastors lend UAW welcome support in Mississippi
    RIDGELAND, Miss. — Over the bass beat coming from the band, the Rev. Charles Miller is leading his congregation in boisterous prayer. As his voice rings out, blessing the community and the oppressed, the congregation affirming each line, he...
  • 'And Then Came Tango' uses penguins to explore idea of family for kids

     'And Then Came Tango' uses penguins to explore idea of family for kids
    Roy and Silo, two male penguins in New York City's Central Park Zoo, just wanted to hatch an egg. Playwright Emily Freeman just wanted to provided a tool for children to see that families come in many different forms. So Freeman latched onto the story...
  • Where's the refund for my Air France ticket?

    Air France is holding $2,400 of Daniel Jean-Jacques' money for a fully refundable ticket. Why won't it surrender the money? Q: I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas and I was recently awarded a fellowship to conduct research for two months in...