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Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
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Mexico fans react after Mexico F Julián Quiñones 73rd-minute goal during the MexTour match between Mexico and Brazil at Kyle Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
‘The stuff of dreams’
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 11, 2024

As soon as the Mexico-Brazil soccer match at Kyle Field was announced, Jacob Svetz and Caitlin Falke saw an opportunity.  The match was scheduled...

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The Fighting Texas Aggie Band performs at halftime during Texas A&Ms football game against ULM at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.
Gridiron glory to multi-event marvel
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • June 7, 2024

Special teams: Special events  “My favorite thing about an event is seeing the people come into the stadium and seeing their excitement...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
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April 25, 2024
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Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin ChenJune 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
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June 8, 2024

Nuclear costs, grade gender gap and opioid danger: This Week in Science

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Projected Costs of Nuclear Forces for 2019 to 2028 is higher than past estimates

The Congressional Budget Office released their biennial study on the cost of America’s nuclear arsenal. The CBO estimates that the total 10-year cost is about $494 billion — $94 billion more than the 2017 to 2026 cost estimates. Part of the increase is due to the ongoing nuclear modernization program.

 

The oceans are heating up 40 percent faster than scientists realized

A new perspective article published in “Science” says oceans are heating up 40 percent faster than estimates examined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their 2013 assessment report. Even though popular media portrays average global atmospheric temperatures as the measure of global warming, most of the global thermal energy is stored in the oceans. Higher than expected ocean heat content may indicate that greenhouse gases are changing the climate faster than scientists have currently projected.

 

Asian-American boys match the grades of Asian-American girls in elementary school

A large body of evidence shows that girls on average outperform boys in school as early as kindergarten. A new study published in the journal “Sociological Science” finds that Asian-American boys perform as well as Asian-American girls in elementary school, but a gender achievement gap develops and grows in later years, starting around middle school. This male underperformance appears to be linked to social influences such as school environments and peer relations.

 

Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a vehicle crash
A new report by the National Safety Council found that for the first time in US history, the probability of dying of a opioid overdose is greater than the chances of dying in a car crash. Heart disease and cancer still lead as the leading causes of death among Americans.

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