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What Is That Crawling Up My Wall? Answering Your Questions About Houston’s Bugs

Posted on · We welcome your questions about the wonderful and varied world of insects here in Houston. As the weather cools, you may have spotted a few more creepy crawly creatures in and around your home. Ever wondered “just what is that?” Well, we’ll pose those questions to entomologist Dr. Nancy Greig, Director of the Cockrell Butterfly […]

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Minorities and STEM

Posted on · Science, technology, engineering and math majors can lead to high-paying jobs, especially in Houston where many of these industries thrive. And yet, there are some disparities when it comes to which students are participating in such STEM programs. African-American and Hispanic students account for less than 15 percent of those graduating with STEM degrees. And […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 9, 2013

Posted on · Science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – majors can lead to high-paying jobs, especially in Houston where many industries rely on people with that knowledge. And yet, there are some disparities when it comes to which students participate in such STEM programs. According to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, African-Americans […]

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Solar Flares Hit Earth

Posted on · Astronomers say every eleven years or so the sun goes through a very active period full of eruptions.  We are now in the midst of that period and this week there's been a lot of activity. Bill Stamps spoke with a Houston astronomer who explains why the average person should be concerned.

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Smelly Flower Finally Stinks It Up

Posted on · The corpse flower has finally bloomed, and the stink does not disappoint. The rare tropical plant opened early this morning at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, ending two weeks of botanical excitement across Houston. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel went over for a sniff.

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“Corpse Flower” animates crowds

Posted on · A rare Sumatran plant at the Houston Museum of Natural Science has been drawing major crowds since last week. The so-called "corpse flower" needs to open before its signature rotting-flesh smell can be fully experienced, but the visitors are flocking through anyway. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.

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Stinky “corpse flower” makes Houston history

Posted on · A rare tropical plant is starting to bloom, for the first time ever in Houston. The so-called "corpse flower," is unfurling in giant, stinky glory at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel takes us into the "little shop of horrors."