Specialists in ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide used an anthropological gold mine to figure out how humans first migrated across Australia. Source: Science News

International beef initiative launched by Texas A&M animal science

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cliff Lamb, 979-845-1543, gclamb@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A new international beef initiative is underway by the Texas A&M University department of animal science,…

Scientists are publishing more studies and enrolling more clinical trials using Fitbit devices than any other wearable fitness tracker out there. Source: Science News

Researchers stumped by plants with multiple chromosomes set January meeting to collaborate

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu   Contact: Dr. David Byrne, 979-845-9500, dbyrne@tamu.edu               COLLEGE STATION — Some of the world’s most beloved plants — coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and…

To tell truth from fiction, start with quantitative thinking, argues the mathematician Rebecca Goldin. Source: Science News

New Texas A&M Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building grand opening celebrated at College Station

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sept. 15 marked the grand opening of the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building at 534 John Kimbrough Blvd. on…

New Texas A&M Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building grand opening celebrated at College Station

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sept. 15 marked the grand opening of the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building at 534 John Kimbrough Blvd. on…

A fire ecologist explains why this summer’s wildfires are so dramatic. Source: Science News

Obama’s science office helped respond to numerous disasters—was anyone there as Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc? Source: Science News

While the orbiter will burn up over Saturn, its scientific legacy will live on. Source: Science News

It may be possible to resurrect the Floreana tortoise, by studying a long-lost population left by pirates on an extinct volcano. Source: Science News

AgConnect simulation exercise draws national animal health leaders

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Veterinary health practitioners, federal and state officials, and others from across Texas and the U.S. recently participated in a two-day animal…

Hayley Anthony recently became one of the first people in the world to have tissue incised from the cavity of her abdomen and turned into a vagina. Source: Science News

At peak performance, Summit will perform 200 million billion operations a second and require as much energy as a decent-sized city. Source: Science News

Crapemyrtle pest to be targeted by $3.3 million grant to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mengmeng Gu, 979-845-8567, mgu@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The most popular flowering shrub in the U.S. has a new ally in a fight against…

Cow Country Congress set Oct. 13 at Santa Rosa Ranch in Crockett

Global trade one of featured topics Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Jo Smith, 936-544-7502, jo.smith@ag.tamu.edu CROCKETT – Global trade impacts, herbicide and forage management, bull selection and winter feeding…

As forest fires worsen amid global warming, having more eyes in the sky may be the best way to fight them. Source: Science News

Reductionism breaks the world into elementary building blocks. Emergence finds the simple laws that arise out of complexity. These two complementary ways of viewing the universe come together in modern…

Mexico City’s earthquake protections worked beautifully last night. When will the rest of the country have them, too? Source: Science News

Moves to prepare the spaceport for Irma’s destructive winds and torrential rain started on Wednesday. Source: Science News