Southern Methodist University (SMU) was established in 1911 in the Dallas, Texas area. The current enrollment is around 11,000 students. The Lyle School of Engineering is noteworthy and other schools and research labs have a good standing. SMU is in the top 100 of similar institutions of higher learning. It is a private institution owned by the United Methodist Church.
Tiny teeth are new mouse species, a rare 'living fossil'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tiny fossil teeth discovered in Inner Mongolia are a new species of birch mouse, indicating that ancestors of the small rodent are much older than previously reported, according to paleontologist Yuri Kimura, ...
Beyond nature vs. nurture: A new child development theory
Why does a child grow up to become a lawyer, a politician, a professional athlete, an environmentalist or a churchgoer?
Mayan calendar and December 21, 2012
Don't feel compelled to mark every item off your bucket list just yet.
Scientists make bamboo tools to test theory explaining East Asia's Stone Age tool scarcity
The long-held theory that early human ancestors in East Asia crafted their tools from bamboo and wood is much more complicated than originally conceived, according to a new study.
A case of mistaken dino-identity
The official State Dinosaur of Texas is up for a new name, based on Southern Methodist University research that proved the titleholder has been misidentified.
100 million-year-old coelacanth discovered in Texas is new fish species from Cretaceous
A new species of coelacanth fish has been discovered in Texas.
Human running speed of 35-40 mph may be biologically possible
(PhysOrg.com) -- Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's record-setting performances have unleashed a wave of interest in the ultimate limits to human running speed. A new study published Jan. 21 in the Journal of Applied Physiology ...
Rare 89 million-year-old flying reptile fossil from Texas may be world's oldest Pteranodon
Fossilized bones discovered in Texas from a flying reptile that died 89 million years ago may be the earliest occurrence in the world of the prehistoric creature known as Pteranodon.
Fossil supervolcano highlighted in new UNESCO Geopark
Piedmont territory in northwest Italy is designated geopark backed by 80 Alpine communities. Area is an important geological and cultural locale that promotes awareness of earth sciences and sustainable use of resources.
New treatment succeeds in reducing panic and anxiety (w/ Video)
A new treatment program teaches people who suffer from panic disorder how to reduce the terrorizing symptoms by normalizing their breathing.