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  • Curator of earth sciences at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and adjunct associate professor at Southern Methodist University, Tony Fiorillo, discusses Dallas' star Perot dinosaur in movie “Walking With Dinosaurs." Link to story.



  • Dr. James E. Quick discusses fossil supervolcano highlighted in new UNESCO geopark. Link to story.


  • Michael Polcyn discusses the use of three-dimensional printing for fossils still trapped in medium. Link to story.



  • Maria Richards, SMU researcher touts geothermal energy potential of Eagle Ford wells. Link to story.


  • Dr. Yuri Kimura, Huffington Department of Earth Sciences postdoctoral fellow, has two papers published based on her doctoral dissertation, Evolutionary Patterns of Tooth Shape in Relation to Diet Inferred by Stable Carbon Isotope of Tooth Enamel in Murine Rodents from the Miocene of Pakistan. Link to paper1. Link to paper2.

  • Maria Richards of the SMU Geothermal Laboratory asks, what is holding back consumers from buying green power? Link to story.

  • Dr. Louis Jacobs and other members of the PaleoAngola Project discover a new type of fish-eating crocodile in Angola. Link to story.

  • Jewel Lipps of College Station, a Southern Methodist University sophomore majoring in environmental science and chemistry, was recently awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Link to story.

  • Huffington Department of Earth Sciences graduate student, John Graf, and Dr. Louis Jacobs of the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, discuss the coelacanth fossil's discovery and its importance. Link to story.

  • Huffington Department of Earth Sciences graduate student, Junghyun Park, meets former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and presents him with a copy of her doctoral dissertation, Infrasound Signal Processing from Regional Arrays; Seismic Characteristics of North Korean Nuclear Explosions. Link to story.