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My Rescue Dog Saved Me By Sniffing Out My Cancer

A woman said she owes her life to a rescue dog who sensed her breast cancer and wouldn’t keep its nose out of her right armpit. Lucy Giles thought her beloved Brody was initially just craving some attention. The 45-year-old had welcomed the gentle giant into her life a year ago, after her partner had The post My Rescue Dog

The Biden WH Insults Our Intelligence With ‘Devastatingly’ Idiotic Student

As we’ve previously reported, the Biden White House’s defenses of Joe Biden’s plan to unilaterally “forgive” billions in student loan debts have ranged from incoherent to downright laughable, with Biden…

Sen. Cornyn visits Round Rock to highlight work of sexual

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) applauded the work of the Texas A&M Health Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing Thursday morning during a roundtable discussion on the importance of sexual assault nurse examiners, or SANEs. Cornyn championed a bi-partisan effort to pass the Supporting Access to Nurse Exams (SANE) Act, which became law earlier this The post Sen. Cornyn visits Round

Tamika D. Gilreath to serve as School of Public Health

Tamika D. Gilreath, PhD, has been named the associate dean of faculty affairs for the Texas A&M University School of Public Health. She will assume her new duties on Sept. 1. Gilreath is currently a professor in the Health Education Division of the Department of Health and Kinesiology, which will merge with the School of The post Tamika D. Gilreath to

Moderna plans to sue Pfizer for patent infringement over COVID-19

Patent litigation is common in the early stages of medical technology development, and Moderna is not asking for the rival vaccine to be pulled from the market. WASHINGTON — Moderna…

Texas Right to Life fires political director accused of online

Lucas “Luke” Bowen was arrested in early August for the alleged crime, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — The Texas Right to Life political director…

NASA Detects Carbon Dioxide–the Building Block of Life–in Exoplanet’s Atmosphere

For all the grief carbon dioxide gets down here on Earth, its detection for the first time ever in the atmosphere of an exoplanet has scientists elated. The finding, produced by the James Webb Space Telescope, offers evidence that in the future Webb will be able to measure carbon dioxide in the thinner atmospheres of The post NASA Detects Carbon

Watch How Texas Man Found Huge Dinosaur Tracks in Riverbed

Droughts aren’t all bad. Sometimes the receding of rivers reveals amazing things, such as the tracks of a meat-eating giant that roamed Cretaceous-Era Texas 113 million years ago. Prints mostly left by the Acrocanthosaurus—a theropod that stood 15 feet and weighed 7 tons have emerged in recent weeks as the Paluxy River has dried up The post Watch How Texas

“Thanks, and God bless you”: Asylum-seekers allowed to enter U.S.

Two weeks after a federal judge allowed the Biden administration to end the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols, U.S. judges are beginning to allow migrants to stay in the country as their asylum claims are pending.

Biden Attacks Millions of Americans Who Support Trump, Descends Into

Most Democrats seem to be fleeing from Joe Biden. They don’t want him at their campaign events because he would be an anchor that would sink their efforts. But that…

Scientists Breeding Corals for the Great Barrier Reef Achieved First-Ever

Scientists in Australia have achieved the first-ever offseason coral spawning in the history of coral breeding and restoration sciences. The breakthrough dramatically expands the capacity to grow corals in captivity to then use to restore the Great Barrier Reef, since it allows the scientists to spawn coral 50% more often than in nature. At the The post Scientists Breeding Corals

Lasting effects of positive influence

Professors continually strive to have positive impacts on the students with whom they come into contact. One positive interaction can make a difference in a student’s education, and the results of that interaction can last for years. The impact two Texas A&M University School of Public Health professors had on a pair of students is The post Lasting effects of positive

A Startup Is Using Recycled Plastic to 3D Print Tiny

There’re 3D-printed homes, and there’re prefabricated homes. Take the best of both technologies, throw in a groundbreaking use for discarded plastic, and you have a genius idea. Born in Culver City, the startup Azure is mostly using recycled plastic water and drink bottles to create homes that are 90% complete by the time they leave The post A Startup Is

Ingenious Dancers Stun Judges to Make Finals of America’s Got

A all-female Lebanese dance troupe promised to hypnotize the judges on America’s Got Talent: a bold call before performing for someone as notoriously spikey as Simon Cowell. The “Mayyas” lined up in single file after answering some questions, before proceeding to do just that; wowing the judges and winning a Golden Buzzer from Sophia Vergara. The post Ingenious Dancers Stun

Archaeologists Found a Perfectly Preserved 1,500 Year-old Arrow Inside a

Archeologists found a perfectly preserved 1,500 year old arrow inside a Norwegian glacier. It was a team of seven people from a glacier archeology program who discovered the arrow, dated to between 300 and 600 CE, in the Jotunheimen Mountains on August 17. It was found during a survey of the reindeer hunting site, and The post Archaeologists Found a

8-Year-old Girl Gets to Chat with Orbiting Astronaut Using Dad’s

Some old tech was able to make a new connection for a little English girl who got to speak with an orbiting astronaut after her dad hailed him on a Ham radio. It was August 2nd when Isabella Payne had just settled down for her “beauty sleep.” But her father, Matthew, knew that since they The post 8-Year-old Girl Gets

School of Dentistry names new dean

Lily T. Garcia, DDS, MS, FACP, has been named dean of the Texas A&M University School of Dentistry and will begin at the Dallas location in October. Garcia currently serves as dean and professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. She contributed to initial strategic planning and development at UNLV The post School of Dentistry names

Rouzer awarded postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health

NRSA F32 postdoctoral fellowships support the research training of postdocs who have the potential to become successful, independent investigators in scientific fields. The post Rouzer awarded postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health appeared first on Vital Record.

Man Stores Rainwater Since 1976 and Has 6,000 Liters to

Even though the English government recently announced a ban on garden hose watering in the west of the country, Peter Harden has kept right on hosing worry-free. That’s because Harden has been storing rainwater in large catch thanks for almost 50 years, and with 6,000 liters (1,500 gallons) of water available to him, his paddock The post Man Stores Rainwater

Scientists Invent Ultra-Thin Battery-Like Device that Generates Electricity from Air

Imagine being able to generate electricity by harnessing moisture in the air around you with just everyday items like sea salt and a piece of fabric. That’s just what a team of researchers from Singapore has shown, having developed a moisture-driven battery made of a thin layer of fabric, sea salt, carbon ink, and a The post Scientists Invent Ultra-Thin

Scientists Stunned by New Jupiter Images With Galaxies ‘Photobombing’ the

With giant storms, powerful winds, auroras, and extreme temperature and pressure conditions, Jupiter has a lot going on—and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured some incredible new images of the planet. “We hadn’t really expected it to be this good, to be honest,” said planetary astronomer Imke de Pater, professor emerita of the University The post Scientists Stunned by

First Study to Show Dogs Cry ‘Happy Tears’ When Reunited

Dogs cry “happy tears” when their owners come home, according to a study inspired by a scientist whose own pup welled up with joy whenever they reunited. It’s well known that dogs have tear ducts designed to flush dirt from their eyes, but the process had never been linked with emotion—until now. Professor Takefumi Kikusui The post First Study to

Forest Group is Saving Scottish Habitat ‘One Sausage at a

Deep in the heart of the Scottish highlands, deer hunters are fueling conservation from the sale of hunted venison. Cairngorms National Park is 1,748 square miles of pristine and unique habitat, through which tens of thousands of red deer roam without natural predators. Every year thousands of are culled by deer stalkers to protect over-feeding on The post Forest Group is

Here’s your ballot for the Nov. 8 Texas midterm elections

The U.S. will hold its midterm election on Nov. 8. In Texas, voters will elect officials for statewide, congressional and legislative offices.

REPORT: Memos Show Joe Biden Tried to Entrap Donald Trump

A new report is shedding light on exactly how the DOJ investigation into Donald Trump over supposed “classified documents” at Mar-a-Lago got started. The FBI recently raided the former president’s…

6 High School Football Players Combine Their Strength to Rescue

A Georgian woman is thanking her stars that it was nothing less than a group of buff high schooler football players who just happened to be passing by her when she needed help. Together they leant their strength to pry open the jammed door of the woman’s wrecked car, which allowed the rescuers to access The post 6 High School

‘I will resign’: Gov. Abbott’s order to investigate trans youth

800-plus pages of emails obtained through open records show Texas Department of Family and Protective Services staff reaction to gender-affirming care investigations DALLAS — Attorney General Ken Paxton’s non-binding legal…

Breakthrough Might Finally Destroy the Harmful ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Our

FAS, a group of manufactured chemicals commonly used since the 1940s, are called ‘forever chemicals’ for a reason. Bacteria can’t eat them; fire can’t incinerate them; and water can’t dilute them. And, if these toxic chemicals are buried, they leach into surrounding soil. Now, Northwestern University chemists have done the seemingly impossible. Using low temperatures The post Breakthrough Might Finally

Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Reversed in Mice After Scientists Discover Method

Alzheimer’s has been reversed in mice after scientists at the University of Illinois-Chicago boosted the formation of new brain cells, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments. Their gene therapy fueled new neurons in the hippocampus—a region in the brain vital for learning and remembering where you put your car keys. Experiments have shown The post Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

Vulture Soars Around a Paraglider Then Lands on His Lap

This is the thrilling moment a vulture flies alongside a paraglider and then lands on his lap, as he soared 100-ft in the air. Ricardo Guimarães Cunha was paragliding in the mountainous region of Pacatuba, Ceará, Brazil, when he captured the experience on his GoPro camera. The 30-year-old had planned to take some videos of The post Vulture Soars Around

Watch: With a “feeling of betrayal,” one family flees Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate parents who provide their children with gender-affirming care, driving one such family to leave home.

There’s a Huge Divide Among Democrats Over How Hard to

Democratic leaders and voters say they care about protecting democracy, but it's not driving their behavior in the midterms.

Adam Schiff Says AG Garland ‘Acted Appropriately’ on Trump Raid,

In this episode of “Adam Schiff being Adam Schiff”… In the wide, wild world of liberal hypocrisy, there’s nobody better at it than California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, whose plethora…

Scientists Finally Provide Relief For Depression By Locating Exact Target

Although it was a small study on 10 patients, researchers at the University of Texas Health–Houston were able to achieve something long out of reach, locating the G-spot where brain stimulators can make a real difference for depression patients. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) resulted in metabolic brain changes over the 12 months following implanting of The post Scientists Finally Provide

Virtual Trip to Museum ‘Can Help People Stay Mentally–And Physically–Healthy’

Online virtual trips to a museum may benefit older people in surprising ways, suggests a new study. Researchers identified an association between regular online museum visits and a reduction of frailty and cognitive decline. The culturally enriching activity made seniors feel less isolated, which earlier studies have shown is linked to a range of health The post Virtual Trip to

Hero Cat Saves Owner Who was Having a Heart Attack

A hero cat saved his owner’s life by pounding his paws on her chest to wake her up after she suffered a heart attack. Sam Felstead was asleep when she was woken by her seven-year-old cat Billy at 4.30am. She realized she was unable to move her body and had a shooting pain down her The post Hero Cat Saves

Watch Elephant Give Back a Child’s Shoe That Fell Into

A video was captured showing the moment a helpful elephant picks up a toddler’s shoe to return it. 🐘❤️ The 25-year-old pachyderm used its trunk to grab the sandal from the dirt and reach up to the child after the little shoe fell into the zoo enclosure in Weihai, China. SEND the Sweet Story to The post Watch Elephant Give

More on Report That FBI Unit Involved in Russia Probe

The more we learn about the surrounding facts of the FBI raid on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, the more the plot thickens. As we previously reported, intel officials were…

Trump Rebuts McConnell’s Grim Senate Prediction – but Both Are

Following Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) remarks about Republicans having a better chance of flipping the House than the Senate in the midterm election, Trump took to social media…

People Who Play Music While Studying More Likely to Have

If picking a playlist was your first step when studying, you’re more likely to have earned a higher GPA, according to a new poll. Of those that do listen to music while studying, 80% agree that it is therapeutic and 75% said it helped them absorb information. The survey of 2,000 Americans looked at the The post People Who Play

New Poll Suggests Nevada Senate Seat Is Definitely in Play

Polling for the U.S. Senate seat held by Catherine Cortez Masto has been pretty sparse, but a new poll out late this week shows that not only is the seat…

Governor Abbott Holds Statewide Weather Briefing As Excessive Rain, Flash

Governor Greg Abbott today led a statewide weather call with more than 350 local emergency response officials, including mayors, county judges, first responders, and private sector partners, from all regions across Texas.Governor Greg Abbott today led a statewide weather call with more than 350 local emergency response officials, including mayors, county judges, first responders, and private sector partners, from all

The 3 prongs of Liz Cheney’s campaign against Trump —

Liz Cheney has her sights set on Donald Trump. The Wyoming congresswoman may have lost her bid for reelection this past week, but she is making it her mission to…

Twitter Employees Just Got Some Bad News About Their Yearly

When we last left the saga of Big Tech social media giant Twitter in July, they were marinating in the bad news that their latest quarter left investors wanting, as…

Gold Could Hold the Key to Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment

Gold could hold the key to treating inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research. The debilitating condition, which includes both Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, has no cure, and can prove fatal in some cases. The main treatments for the disease are drugs such as aminosalicylic acid preparations and corticosteroids, which can cause anaemia and intestine The post Gold Could Hold

Mom Installs 20 Defibrillators Around Town After She Loses Teen

A British mother found a meaningful way to channel her grief. She’s getting 20 defibrillators installed across her hometown after her 18-year-old son went into cardiac arrest, and the nearest kit was locked away in a school. Jamie Rees was at a friend’s house when he collapsed in the early hours of New Year’s Day. The post Mom Installs 20

Couple Quit Jobs to Travel the World in Van They

Quitting jobs and traveling across the country in a camper van is not a dream that’s unique to Americans—as proven by England’s Helen Weedon and Tristan Young. Together, they dumped their 9 to 5s, bought a 17-seater Ford Transit, and shelled out 25k turning it into a mobile home before hitting the highways of Europe The post Couple Quit Jobs

Your Inspired Weekly Horoscope From Rob Brezsny: A ‘Free Will

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 The post Your Inspired Weekly

School Board Bans the Pledge Over ‘Under God,’ Continues to

In North Dakota, the Pledge of Allegiance was recently removed by wokeness. Or maybe it was old-fashioned Leftism. Within the Fargo Public Schools (FPS) Board of Education, citizens partly comprising…

TribCast: Texas’ drought is likely to persist

In this week's episode, Matthew speaks with Jayme about how this week's rain likely won't mean the end of the drought. And he speaks with Eric about the soon-to-be-over congressional career of Louie Gohmert.

Cheney Reveals Discussions With Pence About Testifying Before J6 Committee

Mike Pence seems to be playing both ends against the middle when it comes to the FBI raid on the home of President Donald Trump. While Pence said he was…

Mitt Romney Just Stomped All Over Liz Cheney’s Presidential Dreams

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) just lost her primary this week after she was delivered an epic stomping by Harriet Hageman and the people of Wyoming. Cheney not only lost, but…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joins other key Republicans in supporting

Advocates have previously called for repealing the sales tax on products like tampons, sanitary pads and pantyliners. Menstrual products are already tax-free in 24 states.

Cheap, Single-Dose Rabies Vaccine Passes Phase 1 Trials–Could Save Thousands

Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported new findings from a Phase 1 clinical trial studying the immune response and safety of their newly-developed single-shot rabies vaccine, and the results look great. 12 volunteers were recruited into the study in total, with three receiving a low dose, three receiving a medium dose and The post Cheap, Single-Dose Rabies

A New Detection System Could Save Sperm Whales From Ship

Greek scientists have developed technology to pinpoint a sperm whale’s location to within 40 meters of its 16 meter-long body by tracking the whale’s clicks. Through the course of their work, they stumbled upon a fascinating phenomenon that allowed such technology to track their position in vertical, as well as horizontal marine space. Ship strikes The post A New Detection

Unlocking cell nucleus behaviors may be key in cancer fight

For years, the nucleus within a cell was thought to be elastic like a rubber ball, deforming and snapping back into shape as the cell navigated through pores and between fibers inside the human body. Researchers at Texas A&M University and the University of Florida have discovered that the nucleus is more complex than originally The post Unlocking cell nucleus behaviors

Artist Draws Astounding Portraits with Both Her Hands and Feet

With a brush in each limb, a Dutch artist is going viral for her ability to draw portraits with all four hands and feet simultaneously. Rajacenna, an artist from Rotterdam, can complete up to six illustrations at the same time—two for each hand, and one for each foot. “In 2019 the idea came to me The post Artist Draws Astounding

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