| 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 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| 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 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...
| 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 15, 2014
| 2:25 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 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...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
At no other time of year is Austin - the self-styled live music capital of the world - so celebrated than in March, when the throngs pour into the Texas city for the 12-day music, film and interactive festival known as South by Southwest.
One of the most...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
President of MIT
Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...