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Massive Hunga Volcano Eruption Sets New Standard for Crowdsourcing Scientific Observation of Seismic Events

The massive Jan. 15 eruption of the undersea Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in the South Pacific Ocean was a once-in-a-century event that allowed an international group of 76 scientists using multiple forms of technology to crowdsource their...
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Research Shows the Role Empathy May Play in Music

Can people who understand the emotions of others better interpret emotions conveyed through music? A new study by an international team of researchers suggests the abilities are linked.
11-May-2022 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Precipitation and temperature helped drive abundant dinosaur populations in ancient Alaska

A new study led by SMU paleontologist Anthony Fiorillo identifies the key role precipitation and temperature play in structuring vertebrate herbivore dinosaur populations in Alaska. The findings, which are published in the journal Geosciences, may...
3-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Arm movement and running speed: Is the partnership overrated?

New research into human speed from a team at SMU (Southern Methodist University,) and West Chester University suggests that athletes who performed short sprints with their arms closed across their chests were nearly as fast as when they sprinted...
20-Apr-2022 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tiny, but precise: NASA-sponsored team creates compact device to help spaceships land safely on planets

A NASA-funded team led by SMU researchers think that their small, lightweight device developed to measure spaceship velocity will improve the odds of successful landings on Mars and other planets.
13-Apr-2022 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The key to happiness: Friends or family?

Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier getting together with your friends, said SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson.
17-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Connects Running Motion to Ground Force, Provides Patterns for Any Runner

Concise scientific approach accurately predicts runner's patterns of foot ground-force application -- at all speeds and regardless of foot-strike mechanics
31-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Corporal Punishment Viewed as More Acceptable and Effective When Referred to as Spanking

Parents and nonparents alike buffer their views of physical discipline and rate it more common, acceptable and effective when it's labeled with a more neutral, less violent word
4-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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The gender gap: Nature or nurture? It’s complicated, says a large Facebook study ​

A study from SMU (Southern Methodist University) and UC3M (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) in Spain produced some surprising results: the gap separating the interests of men and women on some topics is larger in countries known for promoting...
7-Apr-2022 8:00 AM EDT

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