Automakers recall 1.7 million cars with fatal airbags

DETROIT (AP) — Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of…

Scientists strategize for better conservation plans

TOP LEFT TO RIGHT: Dr. Adam Smith, Missouri Botanical Garden; Dr. Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez, Estación Biológica de Doñana; Dr. Dan Warren, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center and Okinawa Institute of…

More than 800 slated to attend beginner’s gardening course in North Texas

Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening flyer Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Daniel Cunningham, 972-952-9223, daniel.cunningham@ag.tamu.eduMartha Cavazos Fipps, 972-547-7335, mcavazos@mckinneytexas.org DALLAS — A regional gardening course for beginners, to be held Jan.…

U.S. fossil fuel exports spur Asian building boom, climate worries

Workers board large-sized liquefied natural gas carriers under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering facility on Geoje Island, South Korea. The boom in fossil-fuel production in the United…

Japan says it will leave IWC to resume commercial whaling

TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts but says it will no longer go to the Antarctic to hunt. Source: Business…

AgriLife Extension welcomes new Prairie View A&M 4-H, youth development agent

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Nelda Leyba Speller, 210-631-0400, nlspeller@ag.tamu.edu Sayako Seymour, 210-631-0400, sayako.seymour@ag.tamu.edu Sayako Seymour. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) SAN ANTONIO — Sayako Seymour is the…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2018. Story of the year: miners

Cryptocurrency miners that infect the computers of unsuspecting users essentially operate according to the same business model as ransomware programs: the victim’s computing power is harnessed to enrich the cybercriminals.…

Japan, India leaders build ties amid trade, security worries

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability. Source: Business – The Eagle

He’s blunt, simple, willing to fight, and mistrustful of intellectuals By David Gelernter Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Democrats have no issues. The economy is booming and America’s…

Japan exports fall in September, first decline since 2016

TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year, marking the first decline since…

Kimura named AgriLife Extension state peanut specialist

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941, emi.kimura@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – Dr. Emi Kimura has been named the state peanut specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Dr.…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – (Conroe) – With the lack of coverage by the media, you may have missed the House of Representatives pass three important bills that will…

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

Roaming Mantis part III: iOS crypto-mining and spreading via malicious content delivery system

In Q2 2018, Kaspersky Lab published two blogposts about Roaming Mantis sharing details of this new cybercriminal campaign. In the beginning, the criminals used DNS hijacking in vulnerable routers to…

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It’s drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies.…

USB threats from malware to miners

Introduction In 2016, researchers from the University of Illinois left 297 unlabelled USB flash drives around the university campus to see what would happen. 98% of the dropped drives were…

Delayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 in Japan), for the launch of…

Clean Up the Rio Grande & Give Border Patrol Access, Visibility By Dennis E. Nixon Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The border still faces illegal immigration with individuals coming to…

A Japanese cargo ship loaded with more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 6:32 p.m. EDT…

States’ 4-H International Exchange brings 23 Japanese youth to Texas

Program helps with greater global awareness, understanding Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Darlene Locke, 979-845-1023, dlocke@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-three youth and two adult chaperones from Japan recently…