News Affecting Texans

Millions of Sharks Could be Saved from Fishing Hooks with Use of New Pulsing Device

Millions of sharks could be saved from being caught on fishing hooks with a recent invention that acts like a car’s hazard lights. Called SharkGuard, the device fits onto the longlines used by fishermen and creates an electrical field around a baited hook, which sharks and rays pick up with their electroreceptors. Tests have shown
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California Tribe Reignites Age-Old Practice of Intermittent Burns to Prevent Wildfires

Out in the Klamath Mountains of northern California, fires are rushing through the underbrush, lighting everything they touch between the trees ablaze. However these aren’t a danger to the rich hardwood forests, they are deliberately set by the Yurok and Karuk tribal nations—as a wildfire prevention strategy of all things. As strange as it might
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First 3D Printed Neighborhood is Providing 100 Sturdy Affordable Solar Homes Near Austin For $400K+

Out in Austin, a 3D-printed neighborhood is taking shape, where 100 homes are being simultaneously made to start next year for around 30% less than comparabley-sized homes. They will be built between 2 and 4 bedrooms and to much higher codes, and in addition will include solar paneled roofs. Lennar, one of the nation’s largest
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Best Friends Win Million Dollar Lottery and Spread the Wealth in Hometown to Help Others

Besties JoAnn MacQueen and Marlisa Mercer won a million dollars playing the lottery, and immediately decided to keep the good vibes rolling by giving heaps and heaps of it away to the community. Identifying several causes and charities in their hometown of Orillia, in the Canadian province of Ontario to give fat checks to, local
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Chimpanzees Share Experiences With Each Other ‘Just Because’–A Trait Once Thought to Be Only Human (WATCH)

When you’re out with your friends, how often do you want to share an experience by saying something like, ‘Wow, look at that’? Now we know that chimpanzees do this too—a behavior once thought unique to humans. Scientists recently observed a young chimp nagging its mom for attention for the sole purpose of showing her
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School of Nursing selects new research leader

The Texas A&M University School of Nursing has selected Kelly Wilson, PhD, as its next associate dean for research. She will oversee the School of Nursing’s research portfolio, effective Jan. 1. Wilson replaces Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN, Regents Professor Emeritus of Nursing and senior professor. Currently a professor in the Department of Health Behavior
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Pacific Salmon Will Regain Access to Hundreds of Miles of Spawning Grounds as Historic Dam Removal Gets Green Light

It’s been twenty years of advocacy and legal challenges, but the decision was made to carry out the largest dam removal in history to return the Klamath River in California to its natural state. Led by the Yurok, Klamath, and Karuk tribal nations, the demolition of four hydroelectric dams will allow wild salmon from the
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A Baby Boom For Cutest Animal Not Seen in Australia for Decades: ‘Feels Like a Modern Jurassic Park’

Though it’s still found in the wild on the island of Tasmania, an adorable animal that became extinct on the mainland of Australia in the 60s is now springing back to life in the outback—with 63 babies born in the wild this mating season alone. It’s the ultimate sign of success, resilience and hope—that eastern
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Danish Artist Hides Enormous Trolls in Forests Around the World Using Recycled Wood—LOOK

Far out in Western Australia, the tranquil wetland forests are about to shake with the footsteps of giants. That’s because a Danish artist has built a community of giant trolls out of recycled natural material for an exhibit that weaves Aboriginal tradition, modern eco-consciousness, pure childhood creative expression and joy together. Thomas Dambo is the
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Engineered proteins: A future treatment option for COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a lasting global health impact that continues to challenge the health care system. As the coronavirus continues to mutate, the current COVID-19 prevention strategies are plagued with supply chain disruptions, high vaccine manufacturing costs and inconvenient vaccine administration methods. In a study published today in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, the lab
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Indian American youth share their experiences with discrimination

Racial and ethnic discrimination is a regular occurrence for many of the more than 3.5 million South Asians living in the United States. A new study from the Texas A&M University School of Public Health reveals that for young Asian Indian Americans, this discrimination can start as early as preschool and influences development of their
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Scientists Have Used Mushrooms to Make Biodegradable Computer Chip Parts

The skin off the legs of a mushroom could potentially offer a sustainable alternative to insulative substrates in computing chips. As production of electronic devices continues to increase, scientists are looking to insert a bit of nature and biodegradability into common components like the microchip, and believe it or not, peeling the skin off the
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Disney Remakes ‘What About Bob’ in Real Life, Replaces CEO Chapek With Predecessor Iger

That sound you are hearing is Disney fans across the land rejoicing. The Walt Disney Company has announced that CEO Bob Chapek has been replaced, effective immediately, with former CEO… ...

CBS ‘Left’ Twitter to Virtue Signal; Now They’ve Truly Beclowned Themselves by Returning

We reported on CBS’s announcement on Friday that they would be “pausing” their stations’ activity on Twitter because of the “uncertainty” on the platform. The only “uncertainty” was from leftists… ...

Biden Pounces on Shooting to Push Political Agenda and ‘Motive’ — Before It’s Known

There was a horrible shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in which five people were killed and 18 people were wounded. As my colleague Streiff reported, the… ...

Kinzinger and Schiff Tag Team Delusion About Kevin McCarthy as New GOP Leader

If this week’s Sunday shows are any indication, a few Democrat and default Dem/Never Trumper representatives are taking badly the news that broke late last week that Rep. Kevin McCarthy… ...

McCarthy Drops a Delicious Reality Check on Swalwell and Schiff

It sounds like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is trying to appeal to the base with his first moves. As we reported earlier, McCarthy said that if he became… ...

Christian Church Publishes a Prayer Promoting ‘Grateful’ Assisted Suicide

Churches help people do lots of things, including — as it turns out — kill themselves. If you’re unfamiliar with the Bible-based United Church of Canada, here’s information from its… ...

Utah Man Jumps Into Icy River to Save Woman Attempting Suicide at the Same Spot Where he First Dated His Wife

A Utah man’s heroic decision to jump into a freezing river has saved a woman after she attempted to end her life on the morning of November 12. Dane Entze and his wife were returning from a weekend getaway to celebrate their anniversary. They were crossing John’s Hole Bridge in Idaho Falls, Idaho—the very spot
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Machine Recycles Plastic Bottles into 3D Printer Filament–And the Design was Released, Instead of Patented

The mission of the James Dyson Award is simple: Design something that solves a problem. No one will be surprised, then, that the Polyformer machine won a grand prize because it expertly solves two problems at once. The young co-inventors, Reiten Cheng and Swaleh Owais, designed the Polyformer to achieve two goals: to tackle plastic
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Planting Trees in a City 30 Years Ago May Have Lowered the Risk of Deaths From Diseases

  Planting trees destined to live long healthy lives is believed to be a good way to save the planet, but what about ourselves? 30 years after a mass tree-planting event in Oregon, research has shown those who live near them are at lower risks of death from cardiovascular disease, as well as other non-accidental
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Tunnel Found in Egypt Could Lead to Lost Tomb of Cleopatra

A major discovery of underground tunnels has been made in Egypt, and archeologists believe they could be part of the lost tomb of Cleopatra. The tunnels were described as an “engineering marvel” and run for 4,281 feet (1,305 kilometers). They connect with three religious sanctuaries and a sacred lake, where so far 1,500 artifacts have
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New U.S. Citizen From Cuba Celebrates ‘First Paycheck in America’ in Viral Video-WATCH

A video of a recent Cuban immigrant celebrating his first paycheck as a UPS driver has gone viral in celebration of his accomplishment, and of the American dream at large. Yoel Diaz kissed the perforated paper in an Instagram video shot by his wife, Marissa Diaz, who has been documenting some of Yoel’s experiences since
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Island Paradise Declared Rat-Free After Massive Volunteer Eradication Campaign

After more than three years of work, the Tetiaroa Atoll has been declared rat-free following a massive effort to poison off two invasive species devastating the ecosystem. The mission required the cutting of some 160 miles of trails across 1,250 acres of tropical atoll forest, and a team that were willing to suffer the bugs,
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‘Like Finding a Unicorn’: Researchers Rediscover Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon, a Bird Lost to Science for 140 Years

In the final hours of a month long search through rugged jungles swarming with mosquitos, scientists confirmed the sighting of a bird that hasn’t been seen in 140 years. A picture of the ground-dwelling black-naped pheasant-pigeon was captured via camera trap, and felt to the team “like finding a unicorn.” Documented to science in 1882
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Golf Buddies Sink Consecutive Holes-in-One on Same Tee-Shot–Beating 17 Million to 1 Odds

Two golfer pals are celebrating a sporting ‘miracle’ after both getting holes-in-one in consecutive shots on the same hole—beating odds of 17 million to 1. Neither golfers had achieved a hole-in-one in 15 years of playing together, and the feat left themselves and fellow golfers John and Roger gobsmacked. It was 69-year-old Jaswant Sidhu, stepping
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Your Inspired Weekly Horoscope From Rob Brezsny: A ‘Free Will Astrology’

Our partner Rob Brezsny provides his weekly wisdom to enlighten our thinking and motivate our mood. Rob’s Free Will Astrology, is a syndicated weekly column appearing in over a hundred publications. He is also the author of Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How All of Creation Is Conspiring To Shower You with Blessings. (A free
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Adorable Grandmother Took Notes During 30 Marvel Superhero Films so She Can Relate to her Grandkids

A grandmother was filmed taking notes during a Marvel superhero movie marathon, which at this point includes 30 films, all so she can be closer to her grandkids and talk to them about their interests. Cheryl Skiados, who is in her 70s, was filmed by her grandson Jackson King, partway through her Marvel movie-fest. Whether
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Two Texas A&M Health faculty named Regents Professors

Texas A&M System Regents last week named two Texas A&M Health faculty members as Regents Professors for 2022–2023: Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, and Samba Reddy, PhD, RPh. The Texas A&M University System Regents established the Regents Professor Awards program in 1996 to recognize faculty who have made extraordinary contributions to their university or agency, as
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POV: COVID-19, RSV and the flu are straining health care systems

Every fall and winter, viral respiratory illnesses like the common cold and seasonal flu keep kids out of school and social activities. But this year, more children than usual are ending up at emergency departments and hospitals. In California, the Orange County health department declared a state of emergency in early November 2022 due to
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2 Viking Swords Buried Upright May Have Been a Guide to Odin and Valhalla – Discovered By Road Crew

Swedish archeologists have unearthed two Viking swords from a burial mound in which they had been buried vertically, as if resting on their points. As well as marking the rare discovery of a sword, the vertical placement reflects a deliberate symbolism that has the archeologists ruminating over what it means, and suggestions include honoring the
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Repairing gut saves brain function after stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of death, dementia and serious long-term disability. According to the American Heart Association, stroke patients also have a greater risk of depression, which negatively affects functional and cognitive recovery. The only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug for treating stroke, which is a type of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, must
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Protein Changes in Blood Could Become New Test for Catching Breast Cancer Up to 2 Years Early

Newly discovered protein changes in the blood could pave the way for a new test to catching breast cancer up to two years early. On Wednesday, researchers revealed they found the levels of six proteins in people’s blood changed before they were diagnosed with breast cancer. They claimed this could form the basis of blood
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Colorado Legalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms–And They Might be Growing in Your Own Garden

A November 8th referendum legalized possession and use of psychedelic mushrooms in Colorado, making it the second state after Oregon to do so. However with no recreational sales component to the Natural Medicine Health Act, there are some Coloradoans who will no doubt be looking up guides on how to identify a mushroom containing psilocybin
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Florida Paramotor Pilot Helps Save Woman Clinging to Submerged Car That Crashed into Canal –WATCH

A paraglider out for a routine flight spotted a woman clinging to her submerged vehicle in a canal—and swooped in to her rescue. Cristiano Piquet was filming his motorized flight near Homestead, outside of Miami, Florida, when he spotted the woman ‘holding on for her life’. Video shared by Piquet shows the woman in the
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USDA and Three Tribal Nations to Enter Historic Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Agreements to Support Working Lands Conservation

RAPID CITY, South Dakota, Nov. 17, 2022-- Three Tribal Nations in the Great Plains are partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help conserve, maintain and improve grassland productivity, reduce soil erosion, and enhance wildlife habitat through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). ...

Cruise Line Awards 100 Teachers With Free Voyage and Kelly Clarkson Concert to Christen the ‘Giving Joy’ Trip

Norwegian Cruise Line commemorated a new ship by awarding 100 teachers from the U.S. and Canada with a free voyage that included an exclusive concert by Kelly Clarkson. Norwegian’s Giving Joy awards ceremony also recognized the teachers with $170,000 for the top three Grand Prize winners and their schools. The contest was launched during National
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A Good Night’s Sleep Really Does Make Us Happier – By Dampening Negative Emotions

A good night sleep really can make us happier—because the brain triages emotions, solidifying the storage of positive emotions while dampening the negative ones—according to a new study. Mental health issues can be squashed during sleep, including chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and panic. Researchers at the Department of Neurology of the University of Bern and
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Love Letters Written by Bob Dylan to his High School Sweetheart Are Expected to Sell Today for $800,000 –LOOK

A remarkable archive of 42 hand-written love letters by Bob Dylan to his high school sweetheart are up for auction today. The music icon—known as Bob Zimmerman in those days—sent Barbara Ann Hewitt over 150 pages of notes to her home at Silver Lake Road in New Brighton, Minnesota. Wide-ranging in scope and content, the
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Stimulus checks, child tax credit: Millions face Nov. 17 deadline for easy filing tool

Some families may be leaving up to $3,600 per child unclaimed, in addition to other payments owed to them. WASHINGTON — Nov. 17 is an important deadline for millions of… ...

Rep. Clay Higgins Nails Chris Wray With New Question About FBI and Jan. 6

We’ve been following the question about FBI informants or confidential human sources involved on Jan. 6 for some time now. I wrote last year about how Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)… ...

Progressive ‘Journalists’ Claim Georgia Is Limiting Voting to Celebrate Robert E. Lee – One Problem With That

The activist media is at it again. This time, they are employing yet another “Everyone we don’t like is racist” tactic against the state of Georgia. Apparently, after their Jim… ...

FBI and White House Slapped Down By Judge in Major Censorship Case

Are the wheels finally coming off the White House’s censorship train? It’s too soon to say for sure, but the Biden administration and the FBI got slapped down by a… ...

Biden’s Instructions Are Revealed, but What He Says Gets Truly Weird

Joe Biden’s remarks and actions at the G20 have revealed his strange priorities. It surely does not seem like his priority is America. Indeed, his priority seems to be to… ...

Senator Ed Markey Ramps up the Threats Against Elon Musk

I previously reported how Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) targeted Elon Musk after someone impersonated Markey on Twitter. Markey threw a fit at Musk, holding him to blame. But it turned… ...

Darrell Brooks, the Waukesha Murderer, Sentenced to Over 700 years in Prison

Barring a pardon for unforeseen reasons by an uncaring Governor, Darrell Brooks will die in prison. Today ended the trial spectacle that Brooks created. He was argumentative and combative and… ...

U.S. Near its Goal to House Every Homeless Veteran Identified in a January 2022 Count

In February, the US Department of Veterans Affairs established a new goal to prevent and end homelessness among military vets, after seeing progress towards earlier goals stall out in 2016. The new goal to house 38,000 veterans this year is close to being realized—and could bring that number to near zero, based on the government’s
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Prehistoric Human Footprints Unearthed in Spain are Nearly 300,000 Years Old and Unique in All of Europe

300,000 years ago, children were playing on the shore of a lagoon while their parents hunted in the shallows nearby These are the stories contained in what were once believed to be 100,000-year-old foot prints, but which are now confirmed to be much older. A state of the art scanning technique has now dated them
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Check Out the 21 Winners of GNN’s 25th Anniversary Book Giveaway for Mental Health Providers

I announced last month that Good News Network was giving away 2,500 free books for our 25th anniversary—and it took many weeks to read and assess the hundreds of requests. But all the books have now been packaged, and I wanted to share the wonderful list of groups that are receiving them. The paperback—And Now,
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Student-run medical clinic for the underserved opens in Tomball

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries and Texas A&M School of Medicine announce new Saturday medical clinic.
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These States Allow Visitors Free Off-Road Wheelchairs In Their Parks and Nature Areas

Parks departments across the country are beginning to offer free all-terrain wheelchairs at their visitors centers for disabled people to explore their states’ treasures of nature. Such programs have already cropped up in Colorado, Michigan, and South Dakota, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a National Park Service unit, has also added off-road wheelchairs to
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Heinz Spent 185,000 Hours Redesigning Their Ketchup Bottle Cap to Be 100% Recyclable

  After 185,000 hours, 8 years, and 45 iterations, Heinz has redesigned their superior plastic tops to be completely recyclable. Why so much? Why’d it cost them $1.2 million in R&D? The top was not easily recyclable before, which resulted in as many as 1 billion of them every year going into landfills. For years
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Lab-Grown Blood Given to People in World-First Clinical Trial

British scientists have grown human red blood cells in a lab for the first time, and conducted a clinical trial to give it to patients. The blood is grown by encouraging stem cells found in a blood donor’s sample to become new red blood cells, and opens the door to transfusion treatments for those with
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‘Give It Back’: Calls Grow for Democrats to Return Money Donated by Disgraced FTX Founder

Democrats love to feign outrage at the role “dark money” plays in politics. Dark money, they say, allows unnamed donors to have undue influence over elections and that kind of… ...

BREAKING: Republicans Win the House of Representatives

It is now official. Republicans have won the House of Representatives. According to Decision Desk HQ, the GOP will hold at least 218 seats following yet another race called in… ...

Murdochs to Trump: Thanks but No Thanks, We Prefer DeSantis

If former president Donald Trump does indeed run again as is widely expected, he will do so without the support of one of the most powerful people in news: media… ...

Federal Judge Voids ‘Title 42’ Order Put in Place by Trump Admin to Bolster Border Enforcement

On Tuesday, a federal judge voided the Title 42 order, which many Republicans and authorities along our southern border see as crucial to ensuring the nation’s sovereignty, as well as… ...

NBC Suspends Journalist Over Paul Pelosi Report, While an NBC Affiliate Seemed to Corroborate Story

Despite the effort to kill off the Pelosi attack news, the continued fumbles in the press keep the story alive. The attack on Paul Pelosi, the spouse of House Speaker… ...

Dianne Feinstein Has an Alarming Exchange With a Reporter and I Have Thoughts

We’ve written before about how rumors have been swirling since the looming September 2020 confirmation battle over Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court that Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.)… ...

Top 5 Issues That Americans Think People Need to Come Together to Solve

A wide majority of Americans, 81%, are willing to put aside disagreements with others in order to work on a cause they hold dear to their hearts, according to a new post-election survey. The poll of 2,000 adults revealed that when it comes to supporting a cause four in five are willing to put their
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