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2014-04-10 23:03:00

High School Students Could Win Grand Prize of $4,000 from Dartmouth College Hanover, NH (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Here’s some math for you: High school students could win $4,000 simply by entering Math-O-Vision’s video contest to show how they see and experience math in the world around them. There are only a few weeks left to enter the 2014 Math-O-Vision contest before the May 1 deadline, and Math-O-Vision is calling for entries! High school students between the ages of 13 and 18 can...

Gregory Tsongalis PhD
2014-03-26 03:00:14

Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth College Dartmouth researchers at its Norris Cotton Cancer Center have compiled a review of the role that information gathered through genetic testing plays in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The paper entitled "Personalized Therapy for Breast Cancer" was accepted on March 17, 2014, for publication in Clinical Genetics. The paper discusses targeted therapies, new biomarkers, and the quality of commercially available testing methods....

Balloon Campaign In Antarctica Begins Its Second Year
2014-01-03 07:46:36

NASA The second year of an unprecedented balloon campaign in Antarctica has just begun. The NASA-funded mission – called the Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses, or BARREL – is led by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. The mission is unique, as it relies not on one gigantic balloon, but on many smaller ones, 20 in total. BARREL's job is to help unravel the mysterious radiation belts, two gigantic donuts of particles that surround Earth. The mission works in...

2013-12-12 08:35:12

Ivy League School Chooses Canvas after Extensive Evaluation with Faculty, Staff and Students SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure today announced that Dartmouth College has chosen Canvas as its institution-wide learning management system (LMS). Canvas will become the official LMS for the Ivy League school, which was recently ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as the nation's No. 1 university for "Strong Commitment to Teaching" for the fifth consecutive year....

Study Uses Big Bang Afterglow To Show Earth Has No Special Place In Expanding Universe
2013-11-07 07:53:48

Dartmouth College In a new study, Dartmouth researchers rule out a controversial theory that the accelerating expansion of the universe is an illusion. While the findings don't explain the cosmic speed-up, they eliminate one provocative possibility that our planet, solar system and galaxy are at the center of the universe and that there is no dark energy. The findings appear in the journal Physical Review D. The 2011 Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery that the expansion of the...

2013-10-15 20:56:45

Kids in rural poverty score lower on visual, higher on verbal tests of working memory than urban counterparts Studies have long shown a difference in cognitive ability between high- and low-income children, but for the first time, scientists have found a difference between low-income children growing up in rural areas and those growing up in urban environments. Researchers at Dartmouth College have found that children growing up in rural poverty score significantly lower on visual...

Climate Change Produces Complicated Consequences For North America's Forests
2013-10-15 11:35:58

Dartmouth College Dartmouth-led study is the most comprehensive review of warming's impacts on forest pests, diseases Climate change affects forests across North America – in some cases permitting insect outbreaks, plant diseases, wildfires and other problems -- but Dartmouth researchers say warmer temperatures are also making many forests grow faster and some less susceptible to pests, which could boost forest health and acreage, timber harvests, carbon storage, water recycling and...

Higher Latitude Moths Less Susceptible To Temperature Changes
2013-09-24 10:11:14

Dartmouth College Moths in northern Finland are less susceptible to rising temperatures than expected, suggesting high latitude moth populations around the world may be partly buffered from the effects of rapid climate warming, according to a new Dartmouth-Finnish study based on the most extensive analyses yet conducted of seasonal patterns in forest animals. The results are important because moths are a key food source for birds, bats and many other predators, and (in their caterpillar...

Widespread Contamination Caused By Mine Metals At Maine Superfund Site
2013-09-20 09:29:35

Dartmouth College Dartmouth study is among first to analyze open pit mining's impact on US estuaries, coastal food web Toxic metals from the only open pit mine in an estuary system in the United States are widespread in nearby sediment, water and fish and may be affecting marine and coastal animals that feed on them beyond the mine site, a new Dartmouth study finds. Mining contamination's effects on human health and aquatic and terrestrial wildlife is well documented in the United...

2012-06-27 22:21:03

HANOVER, N.H., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger D. Masters is recognized by Continental Who's Who among College Professors. Roger is a Research Professor at Dartmouth College and Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. The central theme of Roger's work is the philosophic and scientific exploration of the role of human nature in political and social behavior. In political philosophy, his studies have emphasized Rousseau and Machiavelli and the implications of...