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…

UT/TT Poll: Most Texans happy with government response to Hurricane Harvey

For Hurricane Harvey recovery, Texans want federal, state and local officials to focus on debris cleanup and disposal, housing, public health and environmental contamination, according to the latest University of…

Volunteers across the globe are filling in maps of Puerto Rico. How do humanitarian workers use them? Source: Science News

Puerto Ricans say US relief efforts failing them

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Trump administration declared Thursday that its relief efforts in Puerto Rico are succeeding, but people on the island said help was scarce and…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Brady issued the following statement after a majority of House Democrats opposed the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of…

Congresswoman Kay Granger Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, our nation was hit by two devastating hurricanes. The men and women of Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base…

IT threat evolution Q2 2017. Statistics

Q2 figures According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 342, 566, 061 malicious attacks from online resources located in 191 countries all over the world. 33, 006,…

What Interests Children Online

Today’s children and teenagers are integrated into cyberspace so tightly that discussions on the outright prohibition of using devices with Internet connectivity are nonsensical. It is more reasonable to teach…

Puerto Rico announces historic debt restructuring in court

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor has announced a historic restructuring of a portion of the U.S. territory’s $70B debt through courts after negotiations with bondholders failed. …

The Mistakes of Smart Medicine

As numerous studies have shown, smart houses, smart cars, and smart cities are undeniably beneficial to people in everyday life, but quite often can become a threat to their safety.…