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Research: Blue laws, green cards and other colorful legal terms

Elizabeth Thornburg never imagined that she would be turning to Dr. Seuss, Shakespeare and vaudeville for legal research. But those sources proved invaluable when she joined forces with another law professor, a law librarian and a legal lexicographer for the book … Continue reading

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Study: English-language dominance marginalizes most EU citizens

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 the EU’s … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: Does public insurance provide better care?

In the fierce national debate over a new federal law that requires all Americans to have health insurance, it’s widely assumed that private health insurance can do a better job than the public insurance funded by the U.S. government. But … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: CERN scientists close in on Higgs boson

In a giant game of hide and seek, physicists say there are indications they finally may have found evidence of the long sought after fundamental particle called the Higgs boson. Researchers at Switzerland-based CERN, the largest high-energy physics experiment in … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: Mathematical model predicts nations’ stability

Thanks to a new model created by an international research group, it is now possible to predict which European countries are more likely to become united or which are more likely to break up. It does so by not only … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: Mapping confirms vast geothermal resources

New research from the SMU Geothermal Laboratory, funded by a grant from Google.org, documents significant geothermal resources across the United States capable of producing more than three million megawatts of green power – 10 times the installed capacity of coal power … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: Seeking solutions for unsafe water

Supported by a $270,000 grant from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and additional SMU funds, faculty member Andrew Quicksall and his graduate students in the University’s Lyle School of Engineering are collecting water samples in UNHCR refugee camps, bringing samples back … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: Trial by fire, and how humans respond to it

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Research Spotlight: Does umpire bias lower pay, performance for minority players?

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Research Spotlight: Study shows scientists want more children

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