Month: December 2015

Firm May Pay $2 Million for Cleanup of Site Feds Say Costs $23 Million

Energy Future Holdings, mired in bankruptcy, has agreed to pay up to $2 million to help clean up long-abandoned uranium mines in New Mexico — a sum far lower than the federal government originally sought. Source: Texas Tribune Energy EnergyEnergy Future HoldingsFederal GovernmentGovernmentMexicoNew MexicoTexas Tribune

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Signal, a Dead-Easy Phone Crypto App, Comes to the Desktop

The first end-to-end encrypted messaging app for phones now intends to extend its secret-sharing to traditional computers. The post Signal, a Dead-Easy Phone Crypto App, Comes to the Desktop appeared first on WIRED. Source: Cyber Threat Alert – by WIRED WIRED

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Replacing missing teeth: The next generation of dental implants

Dental implants, an increasingly popular treatment for people with tooth loss, are essentially replacement of the teeth’s roots. They are made mostly out of titanium and are designed to fuse with bone. The “teeth” that go on top of the implants can be just a crown, or one or more removable teeth, but many people…

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New Documentary Racing Extinction Explores How Humanity Is Killing the World

Louis Psihoyos’ new film, Racing Extinction, airing December 2 on Discovery, explores the man-made causes of what biologists call the sixth mass extinction. The post New Documentary Racing Extinction Explores How Humanity Is Killing the World appeared first on WIRED. Source: Science News

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Expert: Cattlemen should be ‘steeling’ for the future

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600, ft-mccollum@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Cow-calf producers have made some money and now need to be “steeling” for what is to come, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said. Preparing for the future should be a primary concern of cow-calf producers, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension…

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George P. Bush Wades into Red River Fight with Feds

The Texas land commissioner on Tuesday asked to joined seven North Texas families in a federal lawsuit that accuses the U.S. Bureau of Land Management of perpetuating an “arbitrary seizure” of land along a 116-mile strip of the river, whose changing course has fueled a century’s worth of property disputes along the state’s border with Oklahoma….

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Local Organization Hosts Book Discussion on Racial Discrimination

BCS Be the Bridge is a local non-profit group, which aims to bring community members together and openly discuss racial issues in the area. The organization was founded by a group of pastors’ wives who wanted more discussion about racial unity. Coordinator Apryl Williams said the group aims to create open dialogue about racial issues…

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Mind-Controlled Robot Suits Help the Paralyzed Move Again

A Brazilian scientist has developed robot suits that move based on the wearer’s brain signals. The post Mind-Controlled Robot Suits Help the Paralyzed Move Again appeared first on WIRED. Source: Science News ScienceWIRED

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Brazos County Tax Office Is Closed Until Monday

From Brazos County Tax Assessor-Collector Kristy Roe: Property owners in Brazos County have their first decision this weekend on how to take care of that property tax bill. Unlike most taxing jurisdictions across the state, local taxing units offer an additional option for budgeting that tax payment. The deadline to pay property taxes in full…

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Brazos County Courthouse Evacuated Following Bomb Threat

7:45 p.m. update: Brazos County sheriff Chris Kirk announced an all clear, that nothing was found inside or around the courthouse following a detailed search by bomb-sniffing dogs. 4 p.m. update: Brazos County sheriff Chris Kirk says the courthouse and surrounding side streets remain closed as they’re waiting for bomb sniffing dogs to arrive to…

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