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10 Earthquakes Have Rattled North Texas Since Tuesday Morning. SMU Seismologists Study Irving Earthquakes.

KERA NEWS Update, 9:56 a.m. Wednesday: A 10th earthquake has shaken North Texas since Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 10th quake struck at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday in Irving, near the old Texas Stadium site. That’s where most … Continue reading

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As 10th quake in 2 days rumbles through, Dallas, Irving prepping emergency plan

Dallas Morning News Scoop Blog By: Robert Wilonsky Update at 9:08 a.m. January 7: We’re now into the double digits. The U.S. Geological Survey says there was a 10th quake since Tuesday morning, and it occurred at 8:34 this morning — … Continue reading

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SMU seismologist: Researchers are hoping to locate Irving quakes, not find what’s causing them

Dallas Morning News Scoop Blog Originally posted: Jan. 6 2015 By: Robert Wilonsky We received a handful of reports this morning from Northwest Dallas and Irving residents insisting they felt — and heard — another quake this morning. So far, … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, Texas lawmakers to feds: Leave us alone

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram By Anna M. Tinsley State lawmakers hope to send a clear message to the federal government this year: Don’t mess with Texas. Already, more than a dozen bills have been filed to push back against what … Continue reading

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Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, along with SMU team installs third seismometer in Irving, Texas

Statement from SMU Seismologist Brian Stump January 6, 2015 SMU’s seismology team is committed to helping North Texans understand more about the increasing number of earthquakes felt in our region over the last few years, most recently near the City … Continue reading

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David Meltzer, Anthropology, tracking the first Americans

National Geographic Originally Posted: January 1, 2015 New finds, theories, and genetic discoveries are revolutionizing our understanding of the first Americans. By Glenn Hodges The first face of the first Americans belongs to an unlucky teenage girl who fell to … Continue reading

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SMU Team Studies Recent Irving Earthquakes

Originally posted: Jan. 5, 2014 IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – Scientists from Southern Methodist University will be in Irving on Monday on a mission to pinpoint the source of more than a dozen recent earthquakes. They will be installing new equipment near … Continue reading

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Fossil supervolcano in Italian Alps may answer deep mysteries around active supervolcanoes

Originally Posted: December 9, 2014 Scientists will study unique exposure of “plumbing,” which can reveal critical understanding of how today’s volcanoes erupt There’s nothing subtle about the story told by the rocks in northern Italy’s Sesia Valley. Evidence of ancient … Continue reading

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Professor Matthew Wilson on Texas Faith: Is it ever justified to use torture as an instrument of American policy in a dangerous world?

Dallas Morning News, Texas Faith Blog Originally Posted: December 18, 2014 By Wayne Slater A new Senate report has rekindled the debate over enhanced interrogation, or torture – an issue of profound political, social and moral implications. We know the … Continue reading

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Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, Measures fans’ reactions in noise conditions

ScienceLive Originally Posted: December 23, 2014 By Becky Oskin Senior Writer NASCAR has loud fans and even louder engines, but can it beat the “Beast Quake?” Football, NASCAR and their rowdy, roaring crowds faced off in a head-to-head battle this … Continue reading

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