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

Coffee Meets Pascal

The 17 Best Reasons to Swipe Left

Dead fish, the USA network and other fatal ingredients to dating app profiles.

12/06/2016 By Alice Levitt

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

Say What

This Old Masters Emoji Set is Everything

Someone cancelled brunch? Respond with an emoji of a sobbing toddler by 17th century painter Jan Steen.

11/21/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

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

OMG

It's Official: Emojis are "Art"

MoMA verifies that it's 2016 with upcoming emoticon exhibit.

10/28/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

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