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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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Study: Men With Sperm Defects Have Higher Risk of Dying Prematurely

In the study, young and middle-aged men who had sperm defects such as low sperm count were two times more likely to die prematurely.

05/17/2014

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Texas Mulls New Textbooks, Sparks Evolution Debate

Dozens of experts and activists have lined up to testify before the State Board of Education as it mulls approval of new science textbooks for classrooms around Texas.

09/17/2013

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Houston Ranked Among Nation’s Leading Cities For ‘STEM’ Jobs

According to a recent Brookings Institute report, Houston ranks sixth nationwide for having STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities.

08/19/2013

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Former Teacher Gets 5 Years For Online Soliciting Of Male Students

A former agriculture science teacher at a high school in North Texas has been sentenced to five years in prison for online solicitation of male students.

01/09/2013

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Study: Compound In Beer Could Help Fight Viruses

Texas residents who indulged in Dallas Beer Week last month may have felt under the weather the next day. However, according to a new study, beer drinkers in Texas – and beyond – may be feeling fine throughout the winter months, despite many being prone to bouts of cold and flu.

12/12/2012

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NASA Scientist Developing Star Trek ‘Warp Drive’

Good news for Star Trek fans, “maximum warp” may no longer be a quote from a TV show or movie, but a command from an actual starship captain.

09/18/2012

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Chimp Is A Father Again After 2 Vasectomies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A DNA test has found that Conan, a chimpanzee who had undergone two vasectomies, is the father of a baby born in February. And the veterinarian at a northwest Louisiana chimpanzee […]

04/11/2012

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Forensics Study On Human Decomposition Focuses On Vultures

For more than five weeks, a woman’s body lay undisturbed in a secluded Texas field. Then a frenzied flock of vultures descended on the corpse and reduced it to a skeleton within hours.

03/08/2012

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