Top Doctors

These Houston Doctors Seek to Diagnose the Previously Un-Diagnosable

A network of Houston hospitals forms one of the world's seven clinical sites in the international Undiagnosed Diseases Network.

07/18/2017 By Alice Levitt

Meet Gus (while you can)

HMNS Shows Off Antarctic Wonders... While They Last

Gus the penguin is enjoying his time in Houston, but we're worried about the future of his home continent.

07/11/2017 By Hannah Lauritzen

Jolie Laide

Meet Gus, Houston Zoo's Newest Baby

You'll be surprised how cute a baby warthog can be.

06/30/2017 By Alice Levitt

News

A Two-Centimeter Implant Could Change Your Health Forever

How many times have you forgotten to take your meds? Alessandro Grattoni's new developments in nanotechnology could mean that will never happen again.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Alternative Medicine Guide

How Acupuncture Went from 'Alternative' to Accepted

Not that long ago, it was illegal for acupuncturists to practice in Texas without a medical degree or supervision. Two Houston acupuncturists helped change that.

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Bit by Bit

These 'Civic Hackers' Are Creating Tools to Improve Life in the Bayou City

Houston’s got problems? Maybe data is the answer.

05/12/2017 By Amber Tong

Ice House

Could Electricity Cure Treatment-Resistant Depression?

UTHealth and the Menninger Clinic's Center for Brain Stimulation are reviving research once considered controversial.

04/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

The Spill

Meet the Lionfish, a Spiky Reminder of the Gulf’s Ecological Woes

Advocates look to the BP settlement to address invasive species and lingering effects of Deepwater Horizon.

04/11/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Queen 🐝

Beyoncé Is the Official Queen of Instagram

The data merely confirms what we already knew.

04/05/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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

Houmoji

Upgrade Your Super Bowl Texts With New Houston Emojis

From the Astrodome to kolaches, Bayou City staples are included in this must-send set.

01/30/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ice House

Looking for Love in All the Right Places

Forget Tinder and OkCupid. These niche dating sites are where you need to be.

01/23/2017 By Marianella Orlando

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

Kawaiiiii

Welcome to Meitu, Your Creepy New App Addiction

This viral app turns your selfies into super-kawaii anime alien portraits.

01/20/2017 By Javier Garza

Get it Together, Siri

The First 10 Words Every Houstonian Teaches Their Phone

This whole list won't be Mexican food (but it could be).

01/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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