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.
World's first skeletal mount of Paluxysaurus jonesi reveals new biology
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Early Cretaceous sauropod Paluxysaurus jonesi weighed 20 tons, was 60 feet long and had a neck 26 feet long, according to scientists who prepared the world's first full skeletal mount of the dinosaur.
Ethiopia's climate 27 million years ago had higher rainfall, warmer soil
Thirty million years ago, before Ethiopia's mountainous highlands split and the Great Rift Valley formed, the tropical zone had warmer soil temperatures, higher rainfall and different atmospheric circulation patterns than ...
Imposing trade restrictions on parallel imports can motivate a firm to export, study finds
(Phys.org) -- Imposing trade restrictions on parallel imports has the surprising effect of motivating a firm to export, according to a new study using game theory economic analysis.
Snail fossils suggest semiarid eastern Canary Islands were wetter 50,000 years ago
Fossil land snail shells found in ancient soils on the subtropical eastern Canary Islands show that the Spanish archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa has become progressively drier over the past 50,000 years.
US tourism ads entice foreign tourists
The federal government's "Brand USA" campaign to attract international tourists could also have a positive effect on viewer attitudes toward the United States, according to a new study recently published online in American ...
Study: Vast majority of EU citizens are marginalized by dominance of English language
The European Union has 27 member countries and 23 official languages, but its official business is carried out primarily in one language English. Yet the striking findings of a new study show that barely a third of ...
3-D map of Guatemala's 'Head of stone' confirms size, location of ancient buildings
Archaeologists have made the first three-dimensional topographical map of ancient monumental buildings long buried under centuries of jungle at the Maya site "Head of Stone" in Guatemala.
White favoritism by Major League umps lowers minority pitcher performance, pay
When it comes to Major League Baseball's pitchers, the more strikes, the better. But what if white umpires call strikes more often for white pitchers than for minority pitchers?
Do without the Internet? (w/ Video)
The number of Internet users worldwide has now surpassed two billion and so many of us have integrated the web into our lives that it's hard to quantify how much it's worth to us. But The Fund for American Studies gave it ...
Optical interface to link robotic limbs, human brain
Lightning-fast connections between robotic limbs and the human brain may be within reach for injured soldiers and other amputees with the establishment of a multimillion-dollar research center led by Southern Methodist University ...