| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:34 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:21 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The human brain is a marvel of power and flexibility, and a pair of new studies out Monday demonstrates that when it runs up against the limits of its capacity to take in and store information, the brain often relies on its agility to fill the gap. In the...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:19 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:27 PM
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-...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:35 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:15 PM
The University of Texas can consider race in undergraduate admissions to promote diversity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Acting in a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, Judge Patrick Higginbotham wrote that considering...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies.
This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the...