Local Love

Send the Right Message With Houston-Themed Emojis

From construction cones to queso, these H-Town Stickers are worth a thousand words.

03/10/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

To the Rescue

Save the Data: Houstonians Join a National Effort to Archive Federal Data Sets

A one-day event highlights a new form of community action that you can join at home.

03/10/2017 By Amber Tong

Get Out

Texas State Parks Get Even More Accessible with a New App

Find a swimming hole near you, book your campsites online and always travel with a trail map in your pocket with the recently released TPWD app.

03/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

Could Solar Power Ever Catch up to Oil and Gas in Houston?

These believers in the energy of tomorrow say yes.

02/20/2017 By Adam Doster

Rodeo 2.0

The Rodeo Has Gone High-Tech, Y'all

Dust off your boots and charge your phones — you're going to want to use the HLSR's new rodeojis and cowboy photo filters.

02/20/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ice House

A Ghost (Heart) of a Chance

The Texas Heart Institute's new research into a "ghost heart" — an organ scrubbed clean of all cells — could build a human heart nearly from scratch.

01/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Travel Tech

Get a VR Headset for Christmas? Take a Virtual Trip

Imagine visiting any place in the world and flying there faster than Superman.

12/26/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

News

Gross Anatomy: In This Political Climate, When Are We Right to Feel Disgusted?

A look into the season’s most-cited emotion

11/21/2016 By Scott Vogel

City Hall

Councilman Jack Christie Holds Some Interesting Ideas About Vaccines

Vaccine courts, neurotoxins, the medical-industrial complex and other perceived dangers

11/17/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Transportation

Uber Stays in the Picture, Promises Mayor Turner

Can you imagine a Super Bowl weekend in Houston without Uber? Thankfully you don't have to.

11/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Big Business

Johnson & Johnson Expands in the Texas Medical Center with New Center for Medical Devices

As Houston's biotech industry grows, J&J taps Dr. Billy Cohn to head the Center for Device Innovation at TMC.

10/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Well-Preserved

"Mummies of the World" Opens Saturday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Whether instantaneous or anthropometric, human or falcon, preserved bodies in every form are gathered at the new exhibit.

09/22/2016 By Alice Levitt

NASA

Astronauts Are People Too

The quirks and perks behind the scenes at Houston’s Johnson Space Center, including NASA's own "air hockey table."

08/19/2016 By Miranda Proctor

Augmented Reality

Houston's Top 10 Spots for Catching Pokémon

Gotta catch 'em all!

07/12/2016 By Miranda Proctor

Mosquito Season

Brazilian Researchers Come to Houston Looking for a Zika Cure

Leda Castilho and her team have moved into a top-notch lab space to help tackle the dangerous virus from Houston.

06/27/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Science

The Human Genome Gets Sliced and Diced at the Texas Med Center

Meanwhile at Baylor, the world's first "surgery" on the human genome.

01/05/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Weather

For the Chron’s Sci Guy, the Sun is Here to Stay

Loyal followers of Eric Berger's weather chats are in luck.

01/05/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Flora & Fauna

Adios, Mosquitoes

...at least, for now.

11/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Feature

Close Encounters

The Texas Medical Center’s latest, greatest advance is neither pill nor procedure.

08/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Science

Hold Up—"E.T., Phone Home" is Real?

Houston artist Dario Robleto joins the $100 million search for alien life.

07/27/2015 By Nick Esquer