In the Pines

Casey Stengl (right) and her partner Lorraine Wyer in the Stengl Lost Pines wildflower meadow. Photos: Courtesy of the College of Natural Sciences On 581 acres near Smithville sits The University of Texas at Austin’s Stengl Lost Pines Biological Station. This heavenly...

The Calculated Life

In 1980, Microsoft was a scrappy little company with about 40 employees known mostly for producing computer languages like BASIC and FORTRAN. Annual revenues were just a few million dollars a year. That changed when they got a call from global computer giant IBM....
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