Reporting and analysis about scientific research and innovation in Texas

True Crime |
June 14, 2021

Pecos Jane Has a Name

The young woman who mysteriously drowned in the Ropers Motel pool in 1966 might have remained anonymous forever, if not for cutting-edge genetics, old-fashioned genealogy—and the kindness of a small West Texas town.

News & Politics |
June 25, 2019

From the Archives: Can a New Generation of Texans Revive the Dream of Space Exploration?

With NASA’s ambitions trimmed, private space companies come to Texas, dreaming of Mars.

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