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West Texas paintings to get laser study

A prehistoric painting in West Texas is getting the laser treatment for study and preservation purposes. The scanning process – which will take approx…

Baby Born With Massive Head

Neurosurgeons at a hospital in San Antonio are fighting to save the life of an 11-month old baby born with a rare condition that caused his head to swell to more than twice the normal size. “Baby Klaus,” as his parents and local media are calling him, was born with hydrocephalus, a build-up of excess fluid [...]

Why The Mountain Goats Are Awesome

The Mountain Goats are a band, one that has a giant rabid following of nerds and hipsters, but who haven’t exactly penetrated mainstream radio — probably because of the two things that make the Mountain Goats great, songwriter John Darnielle’s style of singing, in staccato, sort of shrill little bursts of words, and the subject [...]

The World’s Largest Wind Farm Began Operations Today

The world’s largest windfarm began operating today. The Roscoe Wind Complex is composed of 627 turbines over four counties in western Texas. According to E.On Climate and Renewables North America, the owner, it is already generating at full capacity — that’s 781.5 megawatts, or enough electricity to power 230,000 homes. John McFarland wrote for the [...]