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Nature Notes: Creosote

For many people in the Chihuahuan Desert the smell of rain comes from creosote bush resins. Did you know it's been used as medicine for centuries, is the ultimate survivor in southwestern American deserts, and is a great ornamental shrub for home…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

Q: You see on cartoons that raindrops usually appear like a teardrop. Are they really shaped that way? A: Not really, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. The common appearance of raindrops being shaped like a big tear is not very accurate,…
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Texas prepaid college tuition enrollment open

(AUSTIN) — Open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state's prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1, and runs through Feb. 28, 2015. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds families that the Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers…
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Nature Notes: Astroblemes

What are the chances that a killer asteroid might land in west Texas? If the past is any clue, perhaps better than you think. Between Marathon and Fort Stockton, You'll find a bowl-shaped depression. Further on is a ring of hills. These hills, the…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

Q: Which U.S. city has the warmest year-round temperature? A: The top four are in the state of Florida, not surprisingly, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "Because of its southern location and large coastline with warm waters that surround…
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Nature Notes: Rattling Rattlesnakes

Hiking through the Chihuahuan Desert, the excitement of seeing animals in their natural habitat is an integral part of our escape to the wilderness. But there are some animals that we may not be so excited to see, like rattlesnakes. Snakes prefer to…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

Q: You always hear of hurricanes hitting Florida and Texas, but has one ever hit California? A: The answer is no, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "In at least the last 100 years that we know of, no hurricane has ever hit the California…
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