University and high school students from Florida will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station next week. Source: NASA

Earth-Kind Roses: What’s in a name?

Belinda’s Dream is just one of the 21 roses that carry the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Earth-Kind designation. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Jim Croker) Writer: Susan…

NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems. …

In the movie *Gravity*, Sandra Bullock uses a fire extinguisher to maneuver in space. Controlling it is much, much harder than it looks. Source: Science News

Quail Appreciation Day set for March 21 at Long Acres Ranch

RICHMOND — Landowners with an interest in quail management, hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and others will enjoy learning about one of Texas’ most iconic avian species during the Quail Appreciation Day…

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will speak to, and take questions from, media about how technologies originally developed for space exploration now are used to cultivate farms, predict crop yields, manage…

President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Feb. 5th, 2019, from the House Chamber in Congress. The White House released the president’s remarks as prepared…

NASA has awarded contracts to three U.S. companies for the investigation, design and implementation of environmental remedial actions at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the adjacent Cape Canaveral…

Elementary school students from California will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week. Source: NASA

NASA will honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger…

State lawmakers aim to lock in funding for Texas parks, historic sites

Balmorhea State Park in Toyahvale and other Texas state parks have an estimated $781 million in deferred maintenance needs. In 2017, nearly 10 million people visited Texas’ 95 state parks…

Chafer used Remexi malware to spy on Iran-based foreign diplomatic entities

Executive Summary Throughout the autumn of 2018 we analyzed a long-standing (and still active at that time) cyber-espionage campaign that was primarily targeting foreign diplomatic entities based in Iran. The…

Christina Sumners: Welcome to Science Sound Off, I’m Christina Sumners. Tim Schnettler: And I’m Tim Schnettler. Christina Sumners: Our guest today is Dr. Joe Rutkowski, an assistant professor of medical…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Brownsville–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference on Feb. 8…

Taylor receives Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Award

COLLEGE STATION – The Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership, or TALL,  program has honored Daniel Taylor with the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented…

A company that wants to slap logos on the night sky is raising tricky questions about what belongs in space. Source: Science News

Russian attempt to control orbiting radio telescope fails

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s space agency says another attempt by its specialists to establish contact with an orbiting radio telescope has failed. Source: Business – The Eagle

The fabric of space-time may get its robustness from a network of quantum particles, according to a principle called quantum error correction. Source: Science News

New ‘Grow It, Cook It’ program series to be presented in Fredericksburg

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Beth McMahon, 830-997-3452, elizabeth.mcmahon@ag.tamu.edu FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Gillespie County will present three new “Grow It, Cook It” programs…

Astronauts on NASA’s Apollo 8 mission snapped the first photos of Earth from space, forever changing how we see our place in the universe. Source: Science News