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Study Links Cheating on Spouse with Professional Misconduct

People who cheat on their spouses are a lot more likely to engage in misconduct in the workplace, according to a new academic study. The researchers looked at the records of police officers, financial advisers, white-collar criminals and senior executives …

Study Links Recent Texas Quakes to Oil Activity

A new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin concludes that human activity, particularly oil and gas production, has been a factor in earthquakes throughout the state for nearly 100 years. The study’s conclusions are in a …

Seismologist Says Fracking Doesn’t Cause Earthquakes

A University of Texas seismologist says human activity associated with oil and gas production can sometimes cause earthquakes, but hydraulic fracturing isn’t the problem. Cliff Frohlich told scientists gathered in Morgantown for a National Research Council forum that when quakes …

University of Texas Researchers Use ‘Spoofing’ to Divert $80M Yacht

University of Texas researchers have found a way to divert an $80 million yacht from its course using a custom-made GPS device in an experiment highlighting the potential threat to maritime travel, school officials announced Monday. The experiment, conducted in …

Small Electrical Fire Damages University of Texas’ Painter Hall

A small electrical fire has slightly damaged a University of Texas at Austin academic building and left one person with minor injuries. UT spokeswoman Cindy Posey says Tuesday morning’s evacuation of Painter Hall initially was reported as a hazardous materials …

Contractor Cited in Fatal University of Texas-Dallas Crane Collapse

Federal officials have cited a Dallas-area contractor with six serious safety violations after a tower crane collapse on the University of Texas at Dallas campus killed two workers. The collapse happened July 7 as the crane was being dismantled on …

University of Texas Defends Bomb Threat Response

University of Texas officials were defending their decision to wait more than an hour before evacuating due to a bomb threat, one of three such incidents reported at U.S. college campuses in a span of just a few hours. Tens …

2 Dead in Crane Collapse on University of Texas Campus

Officials say two construction workers are dead after a crane collapsed on the University of Texas at Dallas campus. A message posted on the school’s website said the accident happened Saturday afternoon while the crane was being dismantled. University spokeswoman …

Passing Driver Hurt in Texas Lab Explosion

Officials say a driver has been hurt by flying debris from an explosion at an Austin-area lab associated with the University of Texas. UT spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon says Tuesday’s accident involved equipment failure in a metal building in Leander, leading …

More Crashes at Intersections With Flashing Lights

Intersections with flashing lights have three times more accidents than those with only stop signs and intersections with highway frontage roads are high risk, a University of Texas study released Monday said. A civil engineering research team led by professor …