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  • Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price

    Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price
    CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars. Now, an oil and gas boom is...
  • Trip Tips: Austin revels in music, nature and keeping it weird

    Trip Tips: Austin revels in music, nature and keeping it weird
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer

    PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer
    Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion 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...
  • New Cal State Long Beach president selected

    New Cal State Long Beach president selected
    A veteran educator with experience in California and Texas was named Wednesday as president of California State University Long Beach. Jane Close Conoley, 66, is currently serving as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University...
  • Ant battle! Tawny crazy ants take on fire ants -- and win

    Ant battle! Tawny crazy ants take on fire ants -- and win
    Across the southeastern United States a battle is raging -- ant against ant.   On one side are the dreaded fire ants, armed with a venom that is painful to humans and often fatal to competing insects. On the other side are the tawny crazy ants --...
  • Emerson College opens futuristic outpost in Hollywood

    Emerson College opens futuristic outpost in Hollywood
    Although its main campus is in downtown Boston, Emerson College is staking a claim in Hollywood with a dramatic new $110-million complex to house and instruct students who come West to sample the entertainment industry. The new Emerson building on...
  • Advances in electronic warfare fly under the public's radar

    Advances in electronic warfare fly under the public's radar
    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...
  • 'The Square' Takes Top Trophy at International Documentary Awards

    Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian Revolution documentary "The Square" has won the best feature award from the International Documentary Association. The award, presented Friday night at the Directors Guild of America theater, adds to a growing list of kudos...
  • Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy

    Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy
    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...
  • Conservative Texas students planned 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant' game

    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...
  • Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

    Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica
    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...
  • End of Silk Road for drug users as FBI shuts down illicit website

    End of Silk Road for drug users as FBI shuts down illicit website
    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-...