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Tim Brys Dinosaur Fossil Dates Back to 100 Million Years Ago

NewsMax Posted: April 10, 2015 Tim Brys and his son made a discovery of their lifetimes on a hill behind a Texas grocery store when they found a dinosaur fossil that paleontologists believe dates back 100 million years. Brys, who … Continue reading

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100 million year old dinosaur bones discovered in Mansfield, headed to SMU

NBC 5 Originally Posted: April 7, 2015 Dinosaur bones estimated to be 100 million years old recently discovered in Mansfield by a 4-year-old boy are now on their way to Southern Methodist University in Dallas for further study. The dinosaur … Continue reading

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Many in North Texas feel latest quake

Star Telegram Originally Posted: April 2, 2015   Three earthquakes rattled the Irving area Thursday, the second one with a magnitude of 3.3, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. It wasn’t the area’s strongest quake to date — that was a … Continue reading

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SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting 7th international energy conference and workshop

SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields May 18-20, 2015 on the SMU Campus in Dallas, Texas. Over 200 individuals in field operations, project development, technology, finance, engineering and resource assessment from the … Continue reading

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Weatherford Geoscience Services Trailer at SMU

A geoscience services oil field trailer will be giving demonstrations at SMU on Thursday of what analyses are performed while a well is being drilled. Normally, the equipment is next to a well, but from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Daily Mail: The 17 million-year-old whale that reveals when man first walked on two feet: Mammal’s wrong turn up river sheds light on Africa’s ancient swamplands

Originally Posted: March 17, 2015 London’s Daily Mail covered the research of SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, a professor in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Jacobs is co-author of … Continue reading

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Oldest Whale Fossil Provides Date for East Africa’s Uplift

Laboratory Equipment Originally Posted: March 17, 2015 Uplift associated with the Great Rift Valley of East Africa and the environmental changes it produced have puzzled scientists for decades because the timing and starting elevation have been poorly constrained. Now paleontologists … Continue reading

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Ancient whale fossil helps reveal birthplace of humanity

UPI A fossil lost for nearly 40 years is offering clues as to when and how ancient climate change in Africa spurred human evolution. By Brooks Hays CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 17 (UPI) — Prehistorians believe the transition from dense, elevated … Continue reading

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SMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards to guide global energy organization

DALLAS (SMU) – Maria Richards, SMU Geothermal Laboratory Coordinator in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, has been named president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC). She will become the 26th president of the global energy organization beginning … Continue reading

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Dedman College researchers say Dallas should prepare for larger earthquakes

The Scoop Blog, Dallas Morning News The 3.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Dallas Friday morning showed that this sequence of tremors is not dying down as quickly as many had hoped. “Past sequences have popped up and decayed,” said SMU … Continue reading

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