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Research: The speed secrets of super sprinters

The world’s fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for their ability to achieve fast speeds, according to two new studies from SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The new findings indicate that the secret to … Continue reading

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Research: Fossil supervolcano discovered by SMU-led team
now part of new UNESCO Geopark

“It is a rare event that geology is a catalyst of public cooperation and celebration,” says geologist and volcano expert Jim Quick, SMU’s associate vice president for research and dean of graduate studies. The new Sesia-Val Grande Geopark is an example … Continue reading

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Research: Depressed adolescents at risk for developing anxiety

Some adolescents who suffer with symptoms of depression also may be at risk for developing anxiety, according to a new study of children’s mental health. The study found that among youth who have symptoms of depression, the risk is most … Continue reading

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Research: SMU students discover two new supernovae

SMU graduate student researchers have discovered two new supernovae, and their observations of these massive exploding stars will help improve the astronomical “tape measure” that scientists use to calculate the acceleration of the expansion of the universe. A supernova discovered … Continue reading

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Research: How hiding in plain sight saved the Jicarilla Apache

North America’s Jicarilla Apache tribe cloaked themselves in trade, diplomacy, and intermarriage and nearly escaped incarceration on an American Indian reservation. How they did it has been a mystery of the historical American Southwest – until now. “In some ways, … Continue reading

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Research: SMU paleontologist identifies new Texas fossil species

A new species of coelacanth fish has been discovered in Texas. Pieces of tiny fossil skull found in Fort Worth have been identified as 100 million-year-old coelacanth bones, according to SMU paleontologist John Graf. The coelacanth has one of the longest … Continue reading

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Research: New insight into a 19th-century fossil feud

In the late 1800s, a flurry of fossil speculation across the American West escalated into a high-profile national feud called the Bone Wars. Drawn into the spectacle were two scientists from the Lone Star State: geologist Robert T. Hill, now acclaimed … Continue reading

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Research: Do trade restrictions actually increase exporting?

Imposing trade restrictions on parallel imports has the surprising effect of motivating a firm to export, according to a new study by economists Santanu Roy of SMU’s Dedman College and Kamal Saggi of Vanderbilt University. Using game theory analysis, the economists found that diverse parallel … Continue reading

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Study: 64% of students willing to donate genetic material for science

A majority of college students is receptive to donating blood or other genetic material for scientific research, according to a new SMU study. In what appears to be the first study to gauge college students’ willingness to donate to a … 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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