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Texas students plan raunchy protest against gun law

Austin - A federal judge on Monday August 21 refused to grant an injunction against a recently enacted law that will allow students in Texas to carry concealed handguns even into class.

Op-Ed: Scientists discover how camouflage 'trick' helps fish disappear

Scientists have discovered that some fish use a clever mechanism to disguise themselves and avoid hungry predators in the open ocean. These findings may also help the military create more effective ways to use this type of camouflage.

Mystery of 100 brains missing from UT in Austin solved

Austin - The mystery of the 100 brains reported missing from a research laboratory at the University of Texas in Austin has finally been solved, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

Spanking children may encourage more bad behavior, study says

Dallas - A new study into the effects of corporal punishment on children suggests that spanking a child encourages them to misbehave more often.

Japan Daily Press: HPV eradicated by Japanese mushroom extract

In a Japan Daily Press post dated yesterday, Maan Pamintuan-Lamorena reported that a Japanese mushroom extract may eliminate the human papillomavirus (HPV) found in cervical cancer cells.

Op-Ed: Fishing line turned into cheap, powerful artificial muscle

Sydney - Artificial muscles have been created by Australian scientists using spun fishing line. The very high tensile fishing line can act as “muscles”, powered by heat.

Op-Ed: Coming to a sea near you — Giant robot jellyfish

Sydney - U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center and the Office of Naval Research have developed low powered versatile robots for multiple tasks in the ocean. These things weigh 170lb and can do everything you would want a giant jellyfish to do.

University of Texas apologizes for 'pubic affairs' typo

The University of Texas apologized publicly on Monday for an embarrassing typo that appeared on the 2012 commencement program of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The pamphlet had the word "Pubic" instead of "Public."

Reporting Texas make their content available to media

Austin - Reporting Texas, who are based at the School of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin, have announced today that they are to make their story coverage available to news organisations. The content can be used provided it is attributed.

Texas lawmakers: ‘Concealed weapons on campus are OK’

Austin - More than half the members of the Texas House of Representatives are coauthors of a bill that could allow university students and professors to carry concealed weapons on campus. If the bill passes, Texas could follow Utah allowing guns in universities.

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