SMU paleontology grad named one of the AAAS IF/THEN ambassadors

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SMU paleontology grad named one of the AAAS IF/THEN ambassadors

The ambassadors are encouraged to share their stories of being women innovators, in hopes it inspires the next generation of women to get into science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] Myria Perez '18 and Louis Jacobs DALLAS (SMU) – SMU (Southern Methodist University) graduate Myria Perez '18 was one of 125 women innovators [...]

2019-09-10T16:31:38-05:00 September 10, 2019|Categories: Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

DNA from 31,000-year-old human teeth reveals new ethnic group living in Siberia during last Ice Age

An international team of researchers, including SMU anthropologist David Meltzer, discovered a new group of ancient Siberians. The research was published June 5, 2019 as a story in Nature Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during [...]

2019-06-27T09:26:59-05:00 June 6, 2019|Categories: Feature, Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News|

New Texas dinosaur identified by SMU scientists

Discovery suggests a nesting site for dinosaurs in early Cretaceous Convolosaurus photo courtesy of the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. DALLAS (SMU) – There’s a new Texas dinosaur on the books. SMU postdoctoral fellow Kate Andrzejewski, with University paleontologists Dale Winkler and Louis Jacobs, have identified Convolosaurus marri from fossils collected at [...]

2019-06-27T15:38:49-05:00 April 8, 2019|Categories: Feature, Fossils & Ruins, Plants & Animals, Researcher news|

New Smithsonian Exhibit Reflects the Passion of SMU Professor and an Army of Student Fossil Hounds

Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas opens Nov. 9 at National Museum of Natural History DALLAS (SMU October 15, 2018) – Once the exhibit opens, “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” will allow visitors to visually dive into the cool waters off the coast of West Africa as they existed millions [...]

Ancient “Sea Monsters” Reveal How the Ever-Changing Planet Shapes Life, Past and Present

Never-Before-Seen Fossils From Angola Bring a Strange Yet Familiar Ocean Into View The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will open a new exhibition Nov. 9, 2018 revealing how millions of years ago, large-scale natural forces created the conditions for real-life sea monsters to thrive in the South Atlantic Ocean basin shortly after it formed. [...]

The Washington Post: Oil and gas industry is causing Texas earthquakes, a ‘landmark’ study suggests

The Washington Post covered the landmark earthquake research of a team of SMU geophysicists led by SMU Associate Professor Beatrice Magnani in the SMU Department of Earth Sciences.

Prehistoric puzzle settled: carbon dioxide link to global warming 22 million years ago

The modern link between high carbon levels and climate change didn’t appear to hold true for a time interval about 25 million years ago; but now a new study using a different methodology has found the link does indeed exist.

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