An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland. Source: NASA

Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands

A flare burns on May 24, 2018 atop a drill pad on land near Carlsbad, N.M., that Wayne Smith leased for ranching before his death in October. The development covered…

Texas A&M biochemistry major leads student ‘pitch’ team at SEC competition.

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Writer: Mayzie Purviance COLLEGE STATION — A team led by a Texas A&M University biochemistry graduate student recently competed in a Southeastern Conference contest…

IT threat evolution Q3 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Lazarus targets cryptocurrency exchange Lazarus is a well-established threat actor that has conducted cyber-espionage and cybersabotage campaigns since at least 2009. In recent years, the…

Texas A&M poultry judging team wins 16th national title in 10 years

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Craig Coufal, 979-845-4319, cdcoufal@tamu.edu The Texas A&M University collegiate poultry judging team shows their team and individual awards at the 53rd National Collegiate…

4-H Teen Leadership Retreat set for Jan. 4-6

Registration now through Dec. 21 Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-631-0400, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Cari Snider, 325-784-5482, cari.snider@ag.tamu.edu BROWNWOOD — 4-H members in grades 7-12 and adult leaders can hone their leadership skills…

Two Texas A&M faculty named Fellows at CSSA, ASA conference in Baltimore

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@tamu.eduDr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3041, sethmurray@tamu.edu BALTIMORE – Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists were honored for their professional achievements with the…

Coufal named to Glockzin Jr. Professorship

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Contact: Dr. Craig Coufal, 979-845-4319, cdcoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Craig Coufal, associate professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist, was appointed as…

The potential for a blowout in either direction cannot be completely dismissed By Scott Rasmussen Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Election Day approaches, expectations are pretty much where…

Texas A&M’s O’Leary named president of National FFA officer team

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Luke O’Leary, an agricultural leadership and development major at Texas A&M University, has been elected national president on the 2018-19 National…

Tom Green County team takes first place in National 4-H Food Challenge

Contacts: Dr. Morgan Treadwell, 325-653-4576, morgan.treadwell@ag.tamu.edu Courtney Redman, 325-659-6527, cjbarbee@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – A team from Tom Green County won the National 4-H Food Challenge held recently at the State…

Texas A&M leads $5.7 million research project to attack annual bluegrass

Troublesome weed affecting athletic fields, turf farms Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan, 979-845-5375, muthu@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The most widely grown irrigated crop in the U.S. – turfgrass…

National scientists, professionals, enthusiasts converge at Texas A&M turfgrass, landscape field day

Dr. Ambika Chandra, Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate professor in Dallas, leads a discussion on her team’s latest turfgrass varieties and breeding initiatives. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Sarah Pyatt)…

Protein derived from cottonseed for human nutrition one step closer to reality

Texas A&M receives USDA-APHIS deregulation approval Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677- 5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduDr. Keerti Rathore, 979-862-4795, rathore@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Cottonseed ground into flour to deliver protein to millions of people,…

Precision agriculture, nutrition discussed during tour of AgriLife center in Temple

Personnel share info on a variety of local, regional, global activities Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tom Gerik, 254-774-6128, tgerik@brc.tamus.edu TEMPLE — Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor for…

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

Threats in the Netherlands

Introduction On October 4, 2018, the MIVD held a press conference about an intercepted cyberattack on the OPWC in the Netherlands, allegedly by the advanced threat actor Sofacy (also known…

Texas A&M team proposes using research stations across U.S. for public STEM education

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Rhonda Struminger, 979-450-8484, struminger@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The general public and scientists are finding common ground at hundreds of biological field research stations across…

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents claim national food safety award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Angela Burkham, 806-677-5600, angela.burkham@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – A group of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents from the Panhandle received the Food Safety…

AgriLife Extension provides livestock assistance in response to Hurricane Florence

Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has deployed the first of two animal strike response teams to North Carolina to provide…