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2011-03-01 11:26:37

Unique specimen is first of its kind discovered as far south as Texas, where it flew over a vast ancient sea Fossilized bones discovered in Texas from a flying reptile that died 89 million years ago may be the earliest occurrence of the prehistoric creature known as Pteranodon. Previously, Pteranodon bones have been found in Kansas, South Dakota and Wyoming in the Niobrara and Pierre geological formations. This likely Pteranodon specimen is the first of its kind found in Texas, according to...

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2010-12-21 09:41:56

Breakthrough 'CART' treatment better than traditional cognitive therapy at altering hyperventilation and panic symptoms A new treatment program teaches people who suffer from panic disorder how to reduce the terrorizing symptoms by normalizing their breathing. The method has proved better than traditional cognitive therapy at reducing both symptoms of panic and hyperventilation, according to a new study. The biological-behavioral treatment program is called Capnometry-Assisted Respiratory...

2010-12-02 21:01:40

New theory bridges longtime gap in child-development research, which traditionally overlooked impact of parental guidance in how children turn out Why does a child grow up to become a lawyer, a politician, a professional athlete, an environmentalist or a churchgoer? It's determined by our inherited genes, say some researchers. Still others say the driving force is our upbringing and the nurturing we get from our parents. But a new child-development theory bridges those two models, says...

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2010-11-03 11:10:00

Men, women equally concerned about higher tuition, lower salaries; pattern will repeat in medicine, law fields Women now dominate the field of veterinary medicine "” the result of a nearly 40-year trend that is likely to repeat itself in the fields of medicine and law. That's the conclusion of a new study that found three factors that appear to be driving the change: the 1972 federal amendment that outlaws discrimination against female students; male applicants to graduate schools who...

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2010-10-22 08:57:13

Paleobotanical data for Africa are generally meager and uneven for the Cenozoic The landscape of Central Africa 65 million years ago was a low-elevation tropical belt, but the jury is still out on whether the region's mammals browsed and hunted beneath the canopy of a lush rainforest. The scientific evidence for a tropical rainforest at that time is weak and far from convincing, says paleobotanist Bonnie F. Jacobs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Fossil pollen from Central and West...

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2010-08-25 10:30:00

Possible factors: Tight budgets, lack of compliance, a la carte items With children going back to school, parents are concerned that their youngsters are staying fit and eating right, especially those who dine in a school cafeteria. New research funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that children who eat school lunches that are part of the federal government's National School Lunch Program are more likely to become overweight. The same research study found, however, that children...

2010-07-07 13:27:57

Who belongs in America? Immigration has sparked a raging national debate about that question "” including in the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, Texas, the first U.S. city to adopt an ordinance requiring renters to prove they are legal residents. Contrary to what many believe, however, race isn't the only driving reason that many white, middle-class people feel threatened by immigrants, according to a new analysis by anthropologists at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. White,...

2010-04-05 12:05:29

Traditional treatments of cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy don't reach everyone Exercise is a magic drug for many people with depression and anxiety disorders, and it should be more widely prescribed by mental health care providers, according to researchers who analyzed the results of numerous published studies. "Exercise has been shown to have tremendous benefits for mental health," says Jasper Smits, director of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program at Southern...

2010-03-30 13:49:16

Mothers' trauma symptoms were unrelated to any traumatic response to the violence that children reported If children feel threatened by even very low levels of violence between their parents, they may be at increased risk for developing trauma symptoms, new research suggests. A study by psychologists at Southern Methodist University in Dallas found that children who witness violence between their mother and her intimate partner report fewer trauma symptoms if they don't perceive the violence...

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2010-01-10 12:10:00

International collaboration hunting oscillation of muon to electron Physicists may see data as soon as late summer from the prototype for a $278 million science experiment in northern Minnesota that is being designed to find clues to some fundamental mysteries of the universe. But it could take years before the nation's largest "neutrino" detector answers the profound questions that matter to scientists. Construction is underway now on a 220-ton detector that is the "integration prototype"...


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  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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