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.
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 ...
Gender gap: Selection bias snubs scholarly achievements of female scientists
(PhysOrg.com) -- Women scientists must confront sexism when competing for scholarly awards, according to a new analysis.
Mathematics + Supercomputers = Big Bang Explained
(PhysOrg.com) -- Mathematician Daniel Reynolds is using supercomputers to unravel the mysteries of the Big Bang.
Novel compounds show early promise in treatment of Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's
Investigators at Southern Methodist University and The University of Texas at Dallas have discovered a family of small molecules that shows promise in protecting brain cells against nerve-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, ...
Evidence is weak for tropical rainforest 65 million years ago in Africa's low-latitudes
(PhysOrg.com) -- The landscape of Central Africa 65 million years ago was a low-elevation tropical belt, but the jury is still out on whether the region's mammals browsed and hunted beneath the canopy of a lush rainforest.
Archaeological sites threatened by rising seas, urban development
Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological sites in coastal areas around the world will be lost to erosion.
Study: Exercise should be prescribed more often for depression, anxiety
(PhysOrg.com) -- Exercise is a magic drug for many people with depression and anxiety disorders, according to researchers who analyzed numerous studies, and it should be more widely prescribed by mental health care providers. ...