The news web site digitaljournal.com covered the astronomy research of physicist Robert Kehoe, SMU professor, and two graduate students in the SMU Department of Physics, Farley Ferrante and Govinda Dhungana.
The astronomy team in May reported observation of intense light from the enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago — shortly after the Big Bang — that recently reached Earth and was visible in the sky. Continue reading
Known as a gamma-ray burst, light from the rare, high-energy explosion traveled for 12.1 billion years before it was detected and observed by a telescope, ROTSE-IIIb, owned by Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Continue reading
Paleontologists at Southern Methodist University have measured the carbon isotopes in marine fossils from Bentiaba, Angola to precisely date for the first time 30 million years of sediments along Africa’s South Atlantic shoreline.
They dated the richest marine reptile fossil bed along Africa’s South Atlantic to 71.5 million years ago. Continue reading
PsyPost internet news has covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment.
The article, “Corporal punishment study shows kids misbehave within 10 minutes of spanking,” published April 16. Continue reading
The Raw Story: Study — Spanking doesn’t work, but average 4-year-old is spanked 936 times per year anyway
Journalist Scott Kaufman with the internet news site The Raw Story covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment.
The article, “Spanking doesn’t work, but average 4-year-old is spanked 936 times per year anyway,” published April 16. Continue reading
A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents practicing corporal punishment discovered that spanking was far more common than parents admit, said psychologist George Holden, lead author.
The study also found that children were hit for trivial misdeeds and that children then misbehaved within 10 minutes of being punished.
New SMU studies found that brief exposure to the research significantly altered parents’ views of spanking. “If we can educate people about corporal punishment, these studies show that we can in a very quick way begin changing attitudes,” said George Holden, SMU psychologist. Continue reading
Health and science reporter Richard Laliberte with Prevention Magazine has covered research carried out in the fruit fly lab of SMU biologist Johannes H. Bauer. The research by Plano, Texas high school student Ria Chhabra is featured in the article, “Is Organic Food Really Better For You?,” published Aug. 21. Continue reading
News blog Huffington Post picked up the coverage by KDAF’s CW33 Nightcap News of the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.
Huffington Post reposted the Nightcap News video at “Mark Cuban Gives $100K to SMU to Fight NBA Flopping Continue reading