Chrystyna Kouros, Psychology, has tips for parents of college students on Good Morning Texas

Good Morning Texas Originally Posted: August 10, 2017 How to land the helicopter: SMU Psychology Professor Chrystyna Kouros has tips for parents of college students on Good Morning Texas. Watch: http://www.wfaa.com/entertainment/television/programs/good-morning-texas/landing-a-helicopter-parent/463345812  

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LISTEN: Dr. Matthew Wilson, Political Science, talks with WBAP

WBAP Morning News Originally Poster: August 2, 2017 LISTEN: Political Science professor Matthew Wilson joins WBAP morning news and discusses White House happenings. https://audioboom.com/posts/6162238-8-1-morning-news-dr-matthew-wilson?utm_campaign=embed&utm_content=retweet&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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On Being an Anthropologist in the Era of Big Data

SMU Adventures Originally Posted: August 3, 2017 Megan B. is a graduate student studying anthropology. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2017 from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. She is spending the summer studying environmental advocacy with the Trinity River Audubon Society. READ MORE  

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Protein Discovery Could Lead to Better Diagnosis of Stress

Technology Networks Originally Posted: July 31, 2017 A new discovery could lead to identifying new ways to predict, diagnose and eventually treat stress. "We found a protein, previously known to be only in testicles, that’s also in everyone’s saliva, and it’s a marker of acute psychological stress and feelings of negative mood or emotional distress,” said UAlberta medical researcher Dean Befus about his research, which he conducted with Thomas Ritz from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Concentrations of the protein, CABS1 (calcium-binding protein spermatid specific 1), were measured in participants’ saliva as they self-reported stress, when they were put under acute psychological stress (asked to present to a group) and in real-life stress situations (students undertaking exams). “In all three studies reported on in [...]

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Trump Tries to Regroup as the West Wing Battles Itself

New York Times Originally Posted: July 29, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump enters a new phase of his presidency on Monday with a new chief of staff but an old set of challenges as he seeks to get back on course after enduring one of the worst weeks that any modern occupant of the Oval Office has experienced in his inaugural year in power. With his poll numbers at historic lows, his legislative agenda stalled and his advisers busy plotting against one another, Mr. Trump hoped to regain momentum by pushing out his top aide, Reince Priebus, and installing a retired four-star Marine general, John F. Kelly, to take command. But it is far from certain that the move will be enough to tame a [...]

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Newfound dino named in honor of Louis Jacobs, SMU vertebrate paleontologist who mentored three of the study’s researchers.

Live Science Originally Posted: July 27, 2017 Live Science Senior Writer Laura Geggel covered the discovery of a new Cretaceous Period dinosaur from China that is named for paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, an SMU professor in SMU’s Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences. Jacobs mentored three of the authors on the article. First author on the paper was Junchang Lü, an SMU Ph.D. alum, and co-authors Yuong–Nam Lee and Yoshitsugu Kobayashi, both SMU Ph.D. alums. The Live Science article, Newfound dino looks like creepy love child of a turkey and ostrich, published July 27, 2017. The dinosaur’s name, Corythoraptor jacobsi, translates to Jacobs’ helmeted thief. The scientific article “High diversity of the Ganzhou Oviraptorid Fauna increased by a new “cassowary-like” crested species” was published [...]

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Having an attractive husband can trigger dieting problems for women

NewsShopper Originally Posted: July 24, 2017 A handsome husband can be bad for women's health by triggering dangerous dieting, according to new research. Yet unsurprisingly the same does not apply to men. Even if their wife is a stunner, they feel no pressure to look after themselves. The findings show a partner's looks can be a driving force behind the desire to seek a slim body - but only for women. Psychologist Tania Reynolds said: "The results reveal having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly attractive." But that extra motivation to diet did not exist among women judged more attractive than their husbands. As for men they are prone to letting themselves go whether [...]

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Researchers find correlation between attractiveness and dieting behaviors

WTXL 27 Originally Posted: July 25, 2017 How attractive do you see yourself compared to your significant other? A recent study by Florida State researchers shows your answer to that may have a bigger effect than you think, especially when it comes to dieting behaviors. Researchers had each participant complete a lengthy questionnaire, focusing in part on their desire to diet or have a thin body. A full-body photograph was taken of every participant and rated on a scale of 1 to 10. WATCH

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Construction begins on international mega-science experiment to understand neutrinos

SMU Research Originally Posted: July 24, 2017 SMU is one of more than 100 institutions from around the world building hardware for a massive international experiment — a particle detector — that could change our understanding of the universe. Construction will take years and scientists expect to begin taking data in the middle of the next decade, said SMU physicist Thomas E. Coan, a professor in the SMU Department of Physics and a researcher on the experiment. The turning of a shovelful of earth a mile underground marks a new era in particle physics research. The groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. Dignitaries, scientists and engineers from around the world marked the start [...]

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