President Trump’s tweet about the death toll in Puerto Rico is worse than a lie. It means we’ll never learn from past disasters, repeating devastating mistakes. Source: Science News

The party has the money & machinery, so why is so little going toward Hispanic Outreach? By Adrian Carrasquillo Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the 10 states with the…

More Americans rely on Puerto Rico’s grid than on any other public electric utility. How one renegade plant worker led them through the shadows. Source: Science News

New Texas A&M soil scientist aims research at global change effects on carbon sequestration

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Peyton Smith, 979-845-5669, peyton.smith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Peyton Smith was soaring through the skies before she could drive, but it’s what is…

Sazón and struggle: In Puerto Rico and Cuba, food is a marker of resilience and creativity

When I was a kid, the Luis Muñoz Marin airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was a madhouse. I’d walk off the air-conditioned plane into a sweaty, tropical inferno that…

Netkids

Children today are completely at home in the digital space. They use digital diaries and textbooks at school, communicate via instant messaging, play games on mobile devices (not to mention…

Tackling mosquito, tick problems in Texas

Experts convene as part of Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Ragsdale, 979-845-2510, dragsdale@tamu.edu WESLACO – With ticks posing an…

IT threat evolution Q1 2018. Statistics

Q1 figures According to KSN: Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked 796,806,112 attacks launched from online resources located in 194 countries across the globe. 282,807,433 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by…

Ryan Ellis & Cesar Conda – Washington Examiner Outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan talks about the new tax reform law quite a lot, as one would imagine. When…

The only upside to Puerto Rico’s island-wide blackout is that engineers and aid groups could rethink it from the ground up. They may have to. Source: Science News

Rooney appointed to Texas A&M’s Borlaug-Monsanto Chair for Plant Breeding

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Bill Rooney, 979-845-2151, wlr@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Bill Rooney, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research sorghum breeder in the Texas A&M department of…

Puerto Rico warns of 11 percent GDP drop in new fiscal plan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor submitted a revised fiscal plan Thursday that estimates the U.S. Caribbean territory’s economy will shrink by 11 percent and its population…

Several hundred students from 30 schools across Puerto Rico will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11:15 a.m. EST Friday,…

Montana company settles dispute over Puerto Rico grid work

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A small Montana company that landed and lost a contract to restore Puerto Rico’s hurricane-shattered electric grid reached a settlement in a dispute over money it…

Some in all-Democrat group think Cong. Curbelo’s intentions are politically motivated By Adryana Aldeen, Senior Correspondent Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — It is more than ironic that the Democrats, who…

Texas 4-H members skip Thanksgiving to attend National 4-H Congress

Event held Nov. 24-28 in Atlanta Contact: Dr. Darlene Locke, 979-845-6535, dlocke@ag.tamu.edu ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Thirty-four high school-aged Texas 4-H members passed up being with family and friends this Thanksgiving…

IT threat evolution Q3 2017. Statistics

Q3 figures According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 277,646,376 malicious attacks from online resources located in 185 countries all over the world. 72,012,219 unique URLs were…

Clarification: Hurricane Maria-Tourism story

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In a story Oct. 24, The Associated Press reported that the Bacardi rum distillery would reopen Nov. 1. The story should have made clear…

“One America Appeal” Hurricane Relief Concert At Reed Arena Generates $2.6 Million (So Far)

From the office of former president George H.W. Bush: College Station, TX — Five former U.S. presidents reunited for the first time in four years Saturday night at Texas A&M’s…

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were…