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Entrepreneur Elon Musk announced Thursday that he wants to build a “test track” for his idea for a futuristic high-speed transportation system called the Hyperloop, adding that Texas is “the leading candidate” to host the track.
Musk’s Hyperloop concept involves transporting passengers via pods in above-ground tubes that move as fast as 800 mph. The system quickly proved to be a polarizing concept when Musk introduced the idea in 2013, with some praising it as visionary and others deriding it as wildly impractical.
College students around the country know about musicians Beyonce and Rihanna. Now, students can put their knowledge to the test by taking a course about the female pop culture icons.
The University of Texas at Austin will offer a class called "Beyonce Feminism, Rihanna Womanism" beginning in the spring of 2015. The innovative course will explore the role of the pop divas in feminism and society.
Omise'eke Tinsley, Ph.D., explained how her new class will teach college students about black feminism.
What does the Texas Legislature look like? On average: white, male, middle-aged, Christian — and educated at a public university. That's according to a Texas Tribune analysis of demographics in the Texas Capitol.