In Texas, We’re Temperamental & Uninhibited

The conclusions of a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology have been making their way around the World Wide Echo Chamber the last couple days. Researchers surveyed thousands of Americans in each state about their levels of openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, neuroticism, and agreeableness, and lumped regions of the country together into one […]

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Dallas Top U.S. City For Smartphones, Tablets

A new survey, cited by Information Week, claims that Dallas leads the 10 biggest U.S. markets when it comes to the percentage of residents who own smartphones and tablets. The data indicate that 76 percent of us have smartphones, 10 percent more than second-place Los Angeles. By contrast, New York has the lowest penetration of smartphones, at […]

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Local Couple Finds Ancient Megalodon Tooth in Florida

Two local high school teachers found something special while on vacation in Venice, Florida recently. Wes and Kerry Kirpach found two halves of a giant shark tooth, experts believe once belonged to a megalodon, a prehistoric shark that may have been up to 60 feet long. Scientists believe the megalodon shark went extinct somewhere between 4 […]

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Eddie Bernice Johnson Thinks We Need a National Park On the Moon

This great news comes to us via The Washington Post. Here’s the gist: A bill (HR 2617) introduced by Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Tex.) on Monday, if passed, would establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historic park. So no, this would not be a park that you pack the kids […]

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Sneak Peek at New Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (aka the Arboretum Expansion)

Yesterday a number of us got to tour the new $62 million, 8-acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Arboretum. It will open September 21. We’re on deadline, so I don’t have time to gush too much about this place, but you need to know this: HUGE. With all due respect to the Perot, […]

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Apple to Bring Mac Production to Fort Worth

MacRumors says that Apple is working with Flextronics to create its revamped design of the Mac Pro desktop computer in the Alliance development in the north of Fort Worth. It’s especially significant because it fulfills Apple CEO Tim Cook’s earlier declaration that the company would bring some Mac production back to the U.S. from overseas. […]

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Why Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban is Funding SMU Research on ‘Flopping’ in the NBA

SMU announced today that Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban has given a $100,000 grant for the scientific study of player flopping in the NBA (above, see example gift of LeBron James against the Mavs) and other sports. The practice, of players throwing themselves down unnecessarily in an attempt to get a foul called on another player, […]

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What Solar Impulse’s Team Learned About Dallas

This morning, at about 4 a.m., the Swiss-created solar plane Solar Impulse took off from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. (60 Minutes had a report all about the plane and the team behind it last December.) It’s headed for St. Louis, where it should arrive tonight. That’s the third leg in an attempt to complete a […]

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Far North Texas Rep. Drew Springer Is Using Bunk Science to Prove Reusable Bags Are Killing People

Cooke County Rep. Drew Springer loves freedom, and freedom’s just another word for “hating reusable bags so much that he’s filed the  Shopping Bag Freedom Act.” It’s wordy, but effective. The act, in part, reads: A business that sells an item to a customer may provide to the customer at the point of sale a […]

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A Few Words About the Idiots That Have Overrun the Perot Museum This Week

Yes, it is spring break. I get that. Humans are everywhere, out in force, trailing their offspring, trying like hell to keep the little monsters entertained, praying there’s enough red wine on store shelves to make it through the week. And the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a newfangled attraction perfect for passing […]

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Does the Perot Museum of Nature & Science Argue Against the Existence of God?

Brad’s been at home sick the last couple days, which is why you’ve heard relatively little from him on FrontBurner. He did manage to crawl out of bed long enough yesterday to post about a fellow who’s been calling the Perot Museum’s exhibits “fairy tale propaganda.” Brad sent this fellow, a “street preacher” named Jesse […]

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