If you want a fair fight between a lion and a human playing tug of war, you should give the lion a pair of tennis shoes. Source: Science News

The Nutrition Science Initiative promised to study obesity and diabetes the right way. Now it’s broke, president-less, and all but gone. Source: Science News

Region 16 STEM teachers tour AgriLife Research farm

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Brent Auvermann, 806-677-5600, bauvermann@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research hosted a group of about 20 science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM,…

It’s like the designer *wanted* people to crash in excellent viral videos. Source: Science News

“Aquamation,” a greener form of body disposal, is gaining acceptance in America. But some groups are fighting to stop it. Source: Science News

Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Training July 25-27 in San Antonio

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.eduContact: Ruby Zavala, 210-631-0400, Ruby.Zavala@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Youth Gardens Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Bexar County is now accepting applications for its 12th…

Computer simulations have become so accurate that cosmologists can now use them to study dark matter, supermassive black holes, and other mysteries of the real evolving cosmos. Source: Science News

New tests find that certain headbands cut risk of head injuries, but officials are reluctant to mandate their use. Source: Science News

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday. Source: NASA

A soccer player rarely scores directly off a corner kick. It’s called an Olympic goal, and when it does happen, it’s usually an accident. Here’s why. Source: Science News

AgriLife Extension to present summer, fall wellness workshop series

Programs at Millwood, Little Walnut Creek public libraries Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Sonia Coyle, 512-854-9600, sonia.coyle@ag.tamu.edu AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will…

Arecibo Observatory’s 1,000-foot telescope was damaged in last year’s storm, and the recovery money is only just beginning to flow in. Source: Science News

The mantis shrimp wields one of the fiercest strikes on Earth. With the help of a robot, researchers show that the predator is a master strategist, too. Source: Science News

Opinion: “Good” automation assigns tasks that are dirty, dangerous, or dull to robots. But shifting responsibility often makes surrounding jobs less fulfilling. Source: Science News

Truly useful robots will have to be able to tackle everything humans can, so they’ve gotta have legs. Easier said than done, though. Source: Science News

Under Armour equipped a Swiss star with ceramic bedsheets and sleep monitors to boost his performance Source: Science News

The combined results of 24 different surveys of Antarctic ice loss suggest that the rate of melting has *tripled* in the last five years. Source: Science News

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded…

The scientists aren’t there for the pythons: They’re there for the pythons’ food. Source: Science News

A new method makes negative emissions more of a reality than ever before. Source: Science News