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Scientists: Underground stone rings made by Neanderthals
Technology
Published in 27-5-2016
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BERLIN (AP) Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought, scientists say. The structures were made from hundreds of pillar-shaped mineral deposits, called stalagmites, which were chopped to a similar length and laid ou ...>>
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Study: Brain scans reveal hidden consciousness in patients
Technology
Published in 27-5-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness. A study released Thursday is the latest to investigate using technology to help meet the challenge of making that distinction, which now is generally based on a doctor's bedside exam. Patients in a vegetati ...>>
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Gawker may be looking to sell after losing Hulk Hogan case
Technology
Published in 27-5-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) The embattled online media company Gawker Media has hired an investment banker to explore its options, including a possible sale. Two months ago, Gawker lost a $140 million invasion-of-privacy suit against Hulk Hogan over a sex tape of the wrestler that the site posted online.
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House-Senate talks begin on Obama's Zika funding request.
Technology
Published in 27-5-2016
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The chamber adopted a procedural motion to begin a House-Senate conference panel on a Senate measure that combines $1.1 billion to fight Zika with broader spending bills for transportation, housing and veterans.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 27-5-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Dallas Fed President calls for greater investment in education
Business
Published in 27-5-2016
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Dallas Fed president Robert Kaplan said that while the local economy may continue to face difficulties with struggling energy companies, he sees oil prices firming up and the job market remaining stable on account of an economic base that's much more diversified than it was in the 1980s.

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Meet the highest paid CEO in every state
Business
Published in 27-5-2016
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The highest paid CEO in Texas will make you nod your head and say, "Sure, that makes sense."

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Vacation Express service returns to IAH for summer
Business
Published in 27-5-2016
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Tour operator Vacation Express returns to Bush Intercontinental Airport for summer travel, relaunching its weekly nonstop flight to Grand Bahama Island on Thursday and beginning new weekly service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Friday. "Travelers in the Houston region enjoy a growing number of destinations and quality carriers, both for business and pleasure," Molly Waits, director of air ...>>
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Houston's biggest retail center welcomes new tenant, football field
Business
Published in 27-5-2016
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The 1,400-acre master planned community Valley Ranch going up just north of Kingwood is Houston's biggest retail project going up along the Grand Parkway and will include major big boxes, including a recently announced Hobby Lobby, a high school football stadium and mixed-use district.

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Texas inspectors check out complaints against these Houston gas stations (March 24 - May 23)
Business
Published in 27-5-2016
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In the state's most recent report of gas station inspections, the Houston area accounted for about one-third of irregularities at the pump.

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'The Midnight Assassin' debuts, sends chills down Texans' spines
Energy
Published in 27-5-2016
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The Lone Star State is full of beauty, but sometimes gruesome realities overshadow that beauty.

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Scandalous oil boom past comes to life in 'Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil'
Energy
Published in 27-5-2016
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Texas' turning point is documented in a new book by historian and journalist Bartee Haile.

Haile's book, "Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil," was released in March and has garnered much attention for its colorful storytelling, which includes scandalous tales of crime and corruption that followed Beaumont's Spindletop well striking oil in 1901.

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Grapes of Wrath turns 77
Energy
Published in 27-5-2016
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The Grapes of Wrath, an American realist novel that follows "Okies" road against the Dust Bowl and Great Depression to a better life, turns 77 on April 14.

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Flooded bookstore asks for support through sales
Energy
Published in 27-5-2016
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One of Houston's independent bookstores took a hit from this week's flooding, and the staff is seeking support. Murder By The Book is still open and, for the time being, all author appearances are still on the schedule. But the floor's a mess right now, and the store has lost sales and traffic all week.

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University of Houston student uncovers an unknown work by Walt Whitman
Energy
Published in 27-5-2016
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Much of Walt Whitman's journalism has been lost to the ages, published under pen names and buried in the faded folds of 19th-century newspapers that have never been digitized.

But University of Houston scholar and doctoral candidate Zachary Turpin has discovered a 13-part, 47,000-word series the poet wrote for the New York Atlas in 1858, under the name Mose Velsor.

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