How much water does a head of cattle need? Depending on how hot it is outside, it can be up to 20 gallons a day, a whole lot more than the eight glasses of water you’re supposed to be drinking. Coupled with huge population growth throughout the West, agriculture and ranching are huge users of… Read more »
For as long as he can remember, Jeff Ferrell has had a hunter-gatherer approach to life, exploring the path not taken to see what he could find. Riding around on a scrounged mountain bicycle, Ferrell investigates people’s trash, finding an endless array of discarded items, from scrap metal and new clothes to unopened presents. “I grew… Read more »
If you ask American kids what their favorite subject in school is, their excited reply is often “recess!” And that isn’t a bad thing — physical activity boosts brain function, improving development, academic performance and creativity in the classroom. So why do students in this country get so little playtime? Debbie Rhea, associate dean of… Read more »
Social psychologist Sarah Hill studies how non-caloric items impact cognition, product choice and response to sugary foods. Read the full story at magazine.tcu.edu.
The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe last year garnered worldwide media attention, but its death is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the tens of thousands of animals felled by poaching each year. However, a challenger to the global issue is emerging in Fort Worth, where a… Read more »
An end-of-the-month bank statement can hold an unpleasant surprise: unauthorized charges stemming from a hacked or stolen card number. “Identity theft is big business,” said Michael Bachmann, an associate professor of criminal justice at Texas Christian University. “We are facing a thriving global online shadow economy with highly organized structures and roles similar to those… Read more »