A new giant bird-like dinosaur discovered in China has been named for SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, Corythoraptor jacobsi, by the scientists who identified the new oviraptorid.
The state of West Virginia has been home to coal-driven energy for nearly two centuries. Now SMU has discovered it's home to a vast source of geothermal energy.
Findings of a new study solve a key mystery about the chemistry of how plants tell time so they can flower and metabolize nutrients.
An Op-Ed in the online Connecticut news outlet CTNewsJunkie.com tapped the expertise of SMU Associate Professor of Physics Stephen Sekula.
DFW Fox 4 TV reporter Steve Eagar expressed "nerd-level" excitement about NASA's announcement Feb. 22 of the discovery of seven new Earth-like planets. Eagar interviewed SMU professor Robert Kehoe, who leads the SMU astronomy team from the Department of Physics.
Science journalist Alison Klesman with the online science news magazine Astronomy covered the discovery of a variable star by SMU professor Robert Kehoe and the astronomy team in the SMU Department of Physics.
New delta Scuti discovered at SMU is rare pulsating star 7,000 light years away and one of only seven in Milky Way galaxy.
Vulcanologist James E. Quick, SMU’s associate vice president for research and dean of Graduate Studies is quoted for his expertise in the magazine National Geographic.
A new catalyst for breaking the tough molecular bond between carbon and hydrogen holds the promise of a cleaner, easier, cheaper way to derive products from petroleum.