Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Year of Parks - Ray Roberts Lake

The next installment in my series on Texas State Parks. Ray Roberts Lake is a fishing mecca close to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Hiking, biking, swimming, picnicking and camping, too! Read more here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Craft beer in the Texas Hill Country

Good beer, beautiful scenery, great times. The Texas Hill Country Beer Trail features 20 independent breweries offering tastings, tours, games and fun. Read about four of them here, then pick your own route.

Making better medicines

Growing high-resolution crystals in space helps scientists develop more efficient and targeted medicines. Read about how this investigation aboard the space station supports structure-based design.

Dissolving Pills in Space

Testing how solids dissolve in space can help scientists develop better medicines for astronauts and the Earth-bound masses. Read about this investigation aboard the space station here.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sea Turtle Nerd Nite

Video from my talk on sea turtles at Nerd Nite Austin is now available. If you don't know what to do with yourself until the next Game of Thrones or Stranger Things episodes, check it out here! Nerd Nite happens every month; learn more here.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

From Underwater to Outer Space

Astronauts train for spacewalks from the International Space Station (okay, that's not really outer space, but it works in the headline!) in a giant pool at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Read about how that works in my story for Sport Diver.

Full-size model of the space station at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Houston.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Bastrop State Park

Next in the Year of Parks series, Bastrop State Park. This landscape and the dedicated people who work there get knocked down and get right back up. Read more here.