Dartmouth’s Samir Soneji says using e-cigarettes can set up teens to start smoking. “A cigarette can be a cheap and quick alternative for an adolescent who has recently become addicted to nicotine through the use of e-cigarettes,” he says.
The bone daggers in the Hood Museum of Art’s collection are “formidable, fierce-looking, and beautiful,” says Dartmouth’s Nathaniel Dominy. For nearly a decade, he has been studying bird-bone and human-bone weapons made long ago in New Guinea.
What made these crater-like Arctic holes? asks the magazine. “My guess,” says Dartmouth’s Donald Perovich, “is a seal pushed ice out of the way to make a hole and thus also made the ice around the hole thicker. It is a fascinating picture.”
A photographic mark-recapture program, Wild-ID, developed by Douglas Bolger, a professor of environmental studies, enables researchers to track animals by photographs, meaning the animals do not need to be tagged, reports the newspaper.
The alumnus talks about having the jitters before Tuesday’s publication of his new novel, and the past four years of writing it. “It was a relief from covering nonfiction, being able to control it, being able to make it up,” he says.
Pitch pine forests are in more danger from southern pine beetles than mixed-tree forests are, finds a Dartmouth study led by Carissa Aoki, a postdoctoral research associate and lecturer. The study can help forest-protection efforts, she says.
“I almost didn’t apply to Dartmouth because I knew how difficult it was to get into an Ivy League school. I was really scared of rejection. But, it’s really true, you won’t know what will happen unless you try,” says Kayleigh Paddock.
Among the questions Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin says he’d ask the man who might become secretary of state: “Do you agree with Trump’s assertion that he is ‘the only one that matters’? If you do agree, why do you want to be secretary of state?”
“We have not seen snow melt like this in at least four centuries,” says researcher Dominic Winski ’09, GRAD ’18. He’s lead author of a new study that “shows 60 times more snow melt occurs today than did 150 years ago,” reports the newspaper.
While Kaya Thomas ’17 was at Dartmouth, she “rocked the world of literature when she launched her app We Read Too, a mobile directory of children’s and young adult books written by authors of color, with protagonists of color,” writes Bustle.
Roshini Pinto-Powell, a professor at the Geisel School of Medicine, discusses an ongoing pay gap between female and male doctors. “The exact size of this gap varies from study to study―by which I mean it ranges from bad to worse,” she writes.
Patrick Donovan ’86, whom many expect will become the next associate justice on the New Hampshire Supreme Court, “declined a position with a big Boston law firm and went to work in Salem, working for the people of Salem,” says a colleague.
Diana and Bruce Rauner ’78, governor of Illinois, have donated their collection of Mario Puzo’s papers to the College. Selections from the collection will be displayed at Rauner Special Collections Library, named after a gift from the couple.
Health care, gun control, and immigration are among the issues that inspired Mai Khanh Tran, Geisel ’92, to run for Congress this year. She escaped the fall of Saigon in ’75, and became one of the first DACA recipients, reports Science Alert.
Flipping the blame, Russia accused Britain of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter to discredit Putin’s government before the election. Putin reaped many benefits from the world’s reaction, says Dartmouth’s Lynn Ellen Patyk.
Dartmouth researchers say taking photos isn’t the best way to remember experiences. “These findings suggest that using media may prevent people from remembering the very events they are attempting to preserve,” says Emma Templeton, GRAD ’21.
U.S. publishers must address damage from their biases, says Dartmouth’s Yuliya Komska, and white readers “must give their book-buying habits a cold, hard look. After all, it is this audience’s tastes that the editors struggled to anticipate.”
Taking smartphone photos may prevent people from recalling the events they have tried to preserve and share with their devices, says Emma Templeton, a graduate student in psychology who co-authored a new study about social media and memory.
“Ice cores can take us back centuries,” Erich Osterberg tells the newspaper. The Dartmouth glaciologist led research along with graduate student Karina Graeter showing that Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at an alarming, unprecedented rate.