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  • Two Texas men accused of marshaling support for terrorists

    Two men in Texas have been charged with providing support to terrorists, with one of them allegedly planning to travel to Syria to aid radical groups engaged in armed conflict there, U.S. Justice Department officials said Wednesday. Rahatul Ashikim...
  • DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today

    DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today
    The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
  • Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'

    Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'
    For possibly billions of years, the DNA blueprints for life on Earth have been written with just four genetic "letters" -- A, T, G and C. On Wednesday, scientists announced that that they added two more. In a paper published in the journal Nature, bio-...
  • 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...
  • Our sun's long-lost stellar sibling found at last, astronomers say

    Our sun's long-lost stellar sibling found at last, astronomers say
    A star born from the same cloud of gas as our sun 4.5 billion years ago has been found at last, astronomers say.  This solar sibling is a little bigger than our sun, and a little hotter at its surface. But an international team of researchers says it...
  • UCF wins Raytheon cyber defense contest

    UCF wins Raytheon cyber defense contest
    University of Central Florida beat nine other finalist teams to win the 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio over the weekend. The team takes home bragging rights with the Raytheon NCCDC Alamo Cup, and gets their...
  • CANNES: 'Skunk' Sniffs out Cinefondation Prize

    CANNES - The Cannes Festival's Cinefondation first prize was won by U.S. student film "Skunk." It was directed by Annie Silverstein of the University of Texas at Austin. Second prizes was won by "Oh Lucy!" by Atsuko Hirayanagi of the NYU Tisch School...
  • Variety's Mentor of the Year: Paul Stekler Champions Cinematic Risk-Taking

    Forget "those who can, do; those who can't, teach." Paul Stekler, Variety's 2014 Mentor of the Year, can, does and teaches. While chairing University of Texas at Austin's RTF (radio-television-film) department, the Emmy and Peabody winner continues to...
  • 51 Finalists Chosen for Student Academy Awards

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has selected 41 students from 23 U.S. colleges and universities, and 10 students from foreign universities, as finalists in its annual Student Academy Awards competition. The Student Academy Awards were...
  • Texas Longhorns come up short in NFL draft

    This wasn't the kind of shutout University of Texas football fans had in mind. For the first time since 1937, the school failed to produce a single pick in the NFL draft. That's right, Texas is in another depression. In fact, it wasn't a great...
  • There's new trouble in Nixonville

    There's new trouble in Nixonville
    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...