Texas-bred potatoes headed to grower fields, marketplace

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Creighton Miller, 979-219-3388, jcmillerjr@tamu.edu SPRINGLAKE – Texas-bred potatoes were highlighted recently at the 26th annual Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program…

JPMorgan's Dimon lashes out at Washington over gridlock

NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of the nation’s largest bank, vented his irritation with politicians and the news media on Friday, arguing that the nation is…

US stocks edge higher in early trading; crude oil gains

U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Friday as investors sized up quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and other big banks. Big-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies…

Forget about rain delays or missing flight crews. Climate change means the real problem for aviation will be heat waves. Source: Science News

The Magala Trojan Clicker: A Hidden Advertising Threat

One large group will slowly conquer another large group, reduce its numbers, and thus lessen its chance of further variation and improvement. <…> Small and broken groups and sub-groups will…

Walk Across Texas helps Texans make strides toward better health

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Angie Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu Michael Lopez, 979-845-6631, mllopez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – While the Walk Across Texas program activities continue throughout the state, some groups…

AgriLife Research-led study turns up heat on artichokes

Results show ethylene regulators can help alleviate heat stress in high-value crop Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Daniel Leskovar, 830-278-9151, Daniel.leskovar@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – A Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led…

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet…

Honeypots and the Internet of Things

There were a number of incidents in 2016 that triggered increased interest in the security of so-called IoT or ‘smart’ devices. They included, among others, the record-breaking DDoS attacks against…

China court sentences fugitive tycoon's staff to prison

BEIJING (AP) — A court in northern China on Friday sentenced three employees working for fugitive real estate billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been locked in a high-stakes political feud…

Nigerian phishing: Industrial companies under attack

In late 2016, the Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT) reported on phishing attacks that were primarily targeting industrial companies from the metallurgy,…

Kushner Cos. pulls request for tax break in New Jersey city

NEW YORK (AP) — The real estate firm owned by the family of Jared Kushner has withdrawn a request for a big tax break for one its buildings in Jersey…

Verchot takes directorship, launches research at Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas center

Dr. Jeanmarie Verchot, new director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension center in Dallas, prepares to remove a canna lily from its pot and divide it into smaller…

The DoD’s Strategic Capabilities Office wants to tap into the videogame industry for real-world innovations. Source: Science News

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Leading a coalition of 16 states, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton yesterday filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court supporting President Trump’s executive…

50 hashes per hour

How often do you turn off your computer when you go home from work? We bet you leave it on so you don’t have to wait until it boots up…

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…

“The results of this session are going to make a real difference in Texans’ lives.” By Speaker Joe Straus Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The 2017 Legislative Session ended Monday,…

New Texas A&M AgriLife facility trains pest control pros

IPM Experience House, 17360 Coit Rd., Dallas (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mike Merchant, 972-952-9204, Michael.Merchant@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS – A new…

Source of Top Secret laptop-bomb leak The Washington Post published is someone in the Intel Community who is violating an Oath By Patrick J. Buchanan Who is the real threat…