Lindsey BestAndrew Youssef [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job a ... More >>
Joe Barton, the Republican Congressman representing Arlington and its environs, has never been shy about expressing his skepticism about global warming. As chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, he launched an investigation into a pair of studies that documented a dramatic spike in glo ... More >>
Wait a minute. We here in Dallas know all about people who have used cancer research to promote themselves. Nancy, Lance, Rick, for three. But when do we ask questions about the research itself? The Dallas-founded Komen Foundation blew up last year after founder Nancy Brinker allowed it to be taken ... More >>
Saturday, December 22, at Double Wide
When it comes to funding cancer research, no entity other than the federal National Institutes of Health draws from a deeper well than the The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Since the taxpayer-funded agency's creation in 2007, backed by Governor Rick Perry and Lance Armstrong, it ... More >>
Not if you're willing to listen Paul Ryan and his cronies, that is.
There's a reason State Farm wants to insure Johnson County homes against earthquakes. Injecting millions of barrels of fracking waste water loosens faults the way whiskey loosens tongues. Cliff Frohlich of the Jackson School of Geosciences deployed seismographs throughout a 43-mile grid in the Bar ... More >>
Back in 2006, Mayor Laura Miller joined with her colleagues across the country to sign the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a promise to reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions by seven percent below 1990 levels by 2012, It was just Dallas doing in its part to chip in on th ... More >>
Update at 2:30 p.m.: Just got off the phone with Jim Halperin, Heritage Auction co-chairman who confirms that the Observer is a force for peace and good in the world and that it was indeed our blog post that prompted him to reach out to Painter. As for what happens if the dinosaur turns out to be M ... More >>
Want to give yourself a good case of the climate-change willies? Go to climatecentral.org, click on their report on sea level rise and look for Texas. We could be in for it worse than California, depending on how you measure. When national media talk about sea-level rises, they tend to focus on New ... More >>
Every couple of weeks someone asks how goes those UT-Dallas docs' tinnitus research, which, last we heard, would begin with clinical trials in Belgium. Well, so happens that Dr. Michael Kilgard and Dr. Navzer Engineer, hoping to discover the sound of silence via nerve stimulation, are over there ... More >>
Even Rick Perry doesn't hate science all the time. His uneasy relationship with evolution and global warming notwithstanding, the Man Beneath the Hair understands that sometimes all that brainy shit with the white coats and clipboards can actually benefit him. And that's exactly what happened in ... More >>
Tony Fiorillo curates the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science's paleontology collection, and he's spent every summer since 1998 in Alaska, studying dinosaurs' tracks and bones. It wasn't till last year that he seriously considered all their crap. Fiorillo's also an adjunct professor at SMU, and h ... More >>
A couple of nice triple-bills, plus some hardcore country, makes for a pleasant Tuesday evening of music, no?
Courtesy Karen CarrKaren Carr, a New Mexico artists who used to live in Dallas, offers this peek at what Aetodactylus halli might have looked like back in, ya know, the day.Big breaking news in the world of paleontology today: Back in '06, Lance Hall, a member of the Dallas Paleontological Societ ... More >>
SMU's been tapped by the State Energy Conservation Office to study clean, renewable energy sources throughout the state of Texas -- and danged if Maria Richards, program coordinator for the SMU Geothermal Laboratory, doesn't think she's found one. Today, the university posted a preview of its assess ... More >>
John Holt Smith shows off in Fort Worth
Don McLeroyDon McLeroy, a Republican dentist from Bryan, is the chair of the Texas State Board of Education. He's also a book critic: Over the weekend, an indie book publisher posted his recommendation of Robert Bowie Johnson Jr.'s new book Sowing Atheism: The National Academy Of Sciences' Sinister ... More >>
Big Bang wastes no time with facts in a mad, mad musical history of the world
Al Gore takes on the other imminent threat to America
FWMSH shines bright
The DSO goes celestial
Thursday, February 3
Dopamine looks at love and loss from a chemical perspective
A DNA researcher tracks down the causes of hereditary illnesses
Taos Ski Valley
Why don't tourists flock to the meteor crater outside of Odessa? Because most don't know a bona fide Texas treasure from a hole in the ground.
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, July 24
Texas health officials say that mandatory childhood vaccinations against hepatitis B will prevent the spread of life-threatening illness. But which is riskier--the disease or the vaccine?
Deep Impact is a feel-good disaster movie
Dallas doctors believe they've solved the mystery of sick veterans, but find themselves in "a bloody scientific war" where they are branded charlatans
The Dallas Museum of Natural History seeks a hot new concept to save itself from extinction
Indonesia is home to one of the world's worst ongoing environmental tragedies