| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON While the federal government decides how to regulate electronic cigarettes, many university officials across the country are moving ahead with their own rules about e-cigs on campus.
Several universities have already prohibited e-cigs or are...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:21 PM
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Men most often regret not
having sex with more people while women frequently regret having
sex with the wrong partner, according to a recently released
The study from researchers at the University of Texas and...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:44 AM
HOUSTON -- A conservative student group that sparked controversy with plans to stage a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" game at the University of Texas at Austin has canceled the event under mounting pressure from critics.
The Young Conservatives of...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:20 PM
A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.
Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:24 PM
At age 18, Garrett Gilbert was the hailed as the future of Texas football.
The son of an ex-NFL quarterback, Gilbert was a celebrated high school recruit from the Austin area in 2009. He arrived on the University of Texas campus as the heir apparent to...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Glenbard North running back Justin Jackson, St. Rita quarterback Tommy Mister, and Bolingbrook defensive back Parrker Westphal have been selected for the 2014 U.S. Under-19 National Team.
The team will play Team Canada 7:30 p.m. CT, Feb. 7 at Maverick...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:32 PM
For two years, the FBI tracked the elusive founder of Silk Road, an Internet site that peddled heroin, ecstasy and every known type of prescription medication.
The manhunt ended with the arrest of an unlikely suspect: Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The Canadian writer Alice Munro just wasn’t new and exciting enough. Not in the eyes of the editors at Alfred A. Knopf who rejected her work in the 1960s and '70s.
“There’s no question that the lady can write but it’s also...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Just 700 million years after the big bang, our most distant known galaxy was a cauldron of star production, churning out new suns hundreds of times faster than our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists say.
But it was only this spring, roughly 13 billion...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Move over, Starbucks, there's a new barista in town. A robot barista is taking over modern coffee culture at a commons area at the University of Texas at Austin. And it always remembers your order.
This Briggo automated coffee machine may not be human,...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Religion News Service reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey writes about a commission of religious leaders urging Congress to drop its ban -- in the name of free speech -- on preachers making political endorsements from the pulpit:
A commission of religious...