A study by Dartmouth's John Carey and Brendan Nyhan and colleagues suggests giving people corrective information about conspiracy theories on health matters is not effective, reports the ABC. The findings "were not encouraging," Nyhan says.
For a study on "Arctic greening," the use of drones and satellites is "revolutionising how we understand the past, present, and future of the Arctic," says Jeffrey Kerby, a former Dartmouth Neukom Fellow and one of the study's lead authors.
A study co-authored by Dartmouth's Tor Wager shows "that African Americans are more sensitive to pain, and that it correlates with experiences of discrimination," STAT reports—a reverse placebo effect in which beliefs about pain make it worse.
Dartmouth's Brendan Nyhan explains that a study he co-authored found that corrective public health information on the Zika virus did not reduce misconceptions, and may have made participants less likely to trust the correct information.
In a story about the risk to Americans from flu rather than the coronavirus, Geisel's Elizabeth Talbot suggests practical measures such as hand washing. "There are a lot of things we can do in a very routine way to stay healthier," she says.
Charles Eastman, a Santee Dakota and 1887 Dartmouth graduate, was "a sharp-eyed witness of nature," writes the newspaper, which quotes from Eastman's writing: "In the great laboratory of nature there are endless secrets yet to be discovered."
Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me! had some fun with Professor David Blanchflower's research on aging and happiness: "Forty-seven-point-two is when we feel most blue that's when people hit peak middle..." A guest supplied the answer: "age."
Geisel's Elizabeth Talbot says the U.S. would "almost certainly not" impose restrictions like China's. "We have a different cultural acceptance of restriction of our rights, and quarantine always bumps up against that," Talbot tells the paper.
Dartmouth's Bernard Avishai writes about this year's World Holocaust Forum, which commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and the heads of state or their representatives who attended, each with his or her own agenda.
A study organized by Dartmouth's Thalia Wheatley allowed a new documentary about LGBTQ Chechens to use "face doubles" to convey empathy, avoid the "uncanny valley" effect, and protect the identities of those in the film, the newspaper reports.
Dartmouth's Vijay Govindarajan and co-authors say the response to the U.S. mogul is due in part to an unwillingness "to welcome a multinational that disrupts traditional businesses and does so ruthlessly with alleged unfair trading practices."
"The advantage of this drug and of its cousin (rimegepant) is the side effects are really minimal," says Geisel's Stewart Tepper, a professor of neurology, about ubrogepant, recently approved for the treatment of acute migraines.
"The book's thesis is that students generally support affirmative action—both for admissions and for faculty hiring," says the website in a story about a new book by Dartmouth's John Carey, Yusaku Horiuchi, and Katherine Clayton '18.
"What ugly forces are pitting us against each other, we who have shared so much?" writes Dartmouth's Susannah Heschel about blacks and Jews working together in the past, only to be torn apart by divisive aspects of contemporary culture.
Sathvik Namburar, Geisel '22, talks about his very first patient, and how his experiences in anatomy lab "indelibly remind" him that it is "a privilege to help heal patients and that each patient is someone's child, parent, and partner."
Dartmouth's Drew O'Connor '22 "transformed into the Big Green's leading scorer," writes the Valley News in a story about the student-athlete. Coach Bob Gaudet '81 says O'Connor has "kind of stepped into college hockey and taken it by storm."
Dartmouth is ranked among the Journal's top 10 colleges in the Northeast and in the U.S. for student outcomes. The rankings emphasize "how well a college will prepare students for life after graduation," the newspaper writes.
Professor Mary Lou Guerinot, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, is "laying the foundation for environmentally sustainable, nutrient-dense crops, as well as plant-based solutions for removal of toxic metals from soil," writes PNAS.
The alumnus was the "dean of outdoor writers in America," the paper writes. His "often-poetic, first-person accounts took readers to many places. … His insights appealed to many readers who had never set foot in woods or a stream."
Erica McAuliffe Esrick '98, an honors student as an undergraduate, is a principal investigator on a gene therapy trial to cure sickle cell disease. She is a physician at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.