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Did The Moon Play A Role In Sinking The Titanic?
2012-03-06 12:27:19

A team of astronomers from Texas State University is claiming the moon was an accomplice in bringing down the Titanic. Texas State researcher Donald Olson said the moon may help explain why the icebergs initially got into the path of the Titanic. “Of course, the ultimate cause of the accident was that the ship struck an iceberg. The Titanic failed to slow down, even after having received several wireless messages warning of ice ahead,” Olson said recently. The researchers...

Researchers Confirm When 'Frankenstein' Was Written
2011-09-27 08:14:45

While the story of how Victor Frankenstein created his fictional monster has never been in doubt, the inspiration for the literary work that tells their tale has frequently been called into question. Now, an astronomy professor at Texas State University in San Marcos has used his scientific knowledge in an attempt to vindicate author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. According to Tim Radford of the Guardian, Shelley was one of those in attendance at a June 1816 villa party, and while there had...

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2011-08-06 05:40:00

Archaeologists say they have discovered a ship wreck at the bottom of the Chagres River in Panama believed to be part of Captain Henry Morgan's lost fleet. The team uncovered 52 by 22 feet of the starboard side of a wooden ship's hull and a series of unopened cargo boxes and chests encrusted in coral. The research team located the shipwreck with the help of a magnetometer survey, an underwater archaeological technique used to locate anomalies in the magnetic field below the surface of the...

2009-10-30 05:10:00

SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The developer of a product, known as ALKA-V6, a proprietary modified silicon-based compound that is the subject of ongoing research as a potential cancer fighting weapon, has been named to the Committee of Advisors for the College of Applied Arts at Texas State University. Ignacius Cisneros, of Odessa, Texas, has agreed to serve on the advisory board of Alumni and business leaders. In inviting Cisneros to participate, Dr. Jaime Chahin, Dean of...

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2009-06-22 11:25:00

According to a new study to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Zoology, great white sharks appear to have a "serial killer" hunting strategy as they stalk their victims while skulking in the distance, rather than at random as was previously believed. Predatory behavior is one of the most intriguing interactions seen in nature, with sharks being one of the most ferocious and violent on Earth. Until recently, the predation of sharks has been difficult to observe and therefore...

2008-10-01 00:00:38

Campus green spaces can help students feel better about life and improve learning, Texas State University researchers suggest. The researchers questioned 373 undergraduates at the San Marcos campus of Texas State University and ranked them as low users, medium users or high users of campus green spaces. More than 90 percent of respondents were ranked as either high or medium users of green space. Students were also asked to rate their perception of quality of life. A mean score of more...

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2008-09-29 10:05:00

Students more satisfied when they go green The next time you see students playing an energized game of touch football or studying in the sunshine on a college quadrangle, consider this: campus green spaces can help students feel better about life and improve learning. Trying to determine the relationship between availability and access to green spaces and students' quality of life, researchers at Texas State University recently surveyed 373 undergraduates at the San Marcos campus. Results of...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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