Oil and Gas Activity Linked to Most Recent Earthquakes in West Texas

Since 2009, earthquakes have been rapidly rising in the Delaware Basin – a prolific oil-producing region in West Texas and New Mexico. According to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, the majority of them can be linked to oil and gas production. The researchers looked back on data that … Read more

‘Raining fish’ that fell from sky in Texas were vomited by birds, researchers claim

TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL / KMSS) – Researchers have an alternative explanation for the “raining fish” that fell from the sky in Texarkana, Texas, last year. According to a study conducted by a pair of independent researchers, it was not a waterspout that dumped fish across a four-mile swath of Texarkana on December 29, 2021. It … Read more

Natural Things: Notes from a Natural History Museum | News

Streams of running water have been important to people as far back as we can tell. The ancient Greeks named diverse Naiads who presided over the supernatural aspects of streams. Closer to home, the Spanish colonial recognized the importance of streams. Many of the Mexican land grants that were issued to colonists before 1836 referred … Read more

Texas Tech University Health Science Center Reports Third-Party Data Breach Affecting 1.3 Million Patients | Console and Associates, P.C.

Recently, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (“TTUHSC”) confirmed a data breach after Eye Care Leaders, a third-party vendor of TTUHSC, reported a data security incident affecting its computer systems. As a result of the TTUHSC breach, more than 1.3 million patients‘names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, driver’s license numbers, email addresses, dates of … Read more

Texas A&M Chemist Elected To National Academy Of Sciences

Donald J. Darensbourg. Texas A&M College of Science Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Donald J. Darensbourg has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Darensbourg, an organometallic / inorganic chemist and 40-year member of the Texas A&M faculty prior to his May 2021 retirement, is among the 120 new members and … Read more

Texas Approved Facilitating Deployment of Carbon Capture

On May 3, 2022, the Railroad Commission of Texas (Railroad Commission) voted to approve three actions that represent a major step forward in facilitating the deployment of carbon capture, use and sequestration activities (CCUS) in Texas. Specifically, the Railroad Commission approved: Publication of proposed amendments to its rules implementing the state program for geologic storage … Read more

The science behind Texas barbecue | Livestock

As a proud third-generation pitmaster, Bryan Bracewell, Texas A&M University class of 1998, has a passion for Texas barbecue that is steeped in family tradition. Bracewell is the current owner of his family’s business, Southside Market and Barbecue, a barbecue restaurant and market that has served the residents of Elgin since 1882. It was this … Read more

Vote now for your favorite 2022 Houston science teacher

Since 2019, alliantgroup and the Houston Independent School District have been partnering for the SPARK Award, a program that rewards outstanding HISD science teachers who are increasing student engagement and achievement through innovative lesson plans that emphasize both the importance and fun aspects of science. The overall winner receives a $ 3,500 personal award plus … Read more

The science behind Texas barbecue

As a proud third-generation pitmaster, Bryan Bracewell ’98 has a passion for Texas barbecue that is steeped in family tradition. Bracewell is the current owner of his family’s business, Southside Market and Barbecue, a barbecue restaurant and market that has served the residents of Elgin since 1882. It was this passion for barbeque that led … Read more

Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Digital tools have become an essential part of our lives. Online calendars guide our daily routine; Waze and Google Maps plan our routes – warning us of traffic or an accident ahead; websites and apps recommend restaurants nearby; and this is just to name a few. These technologies direct and redirect us, offering optimal guidance … Read more