Stories in Topic: Science

  • UNH Diving Interns at the Shoals Marine Lab
    08.15.14 - Over Their Heads In Algae at Shoals Marine Lab
    UNH diving interns go to great depths for research
  • 08.14.14 - How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Studying Crustaceans in Great Bay
    A zoology major lives research
    Last summer, Erika Moretti ’15 was on a lobster boat on Great Bay helping a UNH researcher pull lobster traps for an annual survey when they found a blue crab in one of the pots. Green crabs are often mixed in with the catch; blue crabs are not. They don’t like cold water.
  • 08.14.14 - A Bee on the Brink
    What a sub-social bee can tell us about evolutionary biology
    What’s going on inside your rose stems might surprise you. Open one up and you might find an insect, or two or three, in various stages of growth, nestled within the walls. The entire lifecycle of the small carpenter bee, for example, occurs inside the dead stems of roses and other woody plants such as sumac and raspberries.
  • 08.14.14 - Course Simulates Real-World Research
    Genetics class goes into the cloud
  • University of New Hampshire doctoral student Ryan Cassotto
    08.05.14 - Glacial Race
    With a prestigious NASA fellowship, doctoral student Ryan Cassotto tracks the world’s fastest glacier
    Courtesy Photo
  • High-school students in the Project SMART program at UNH launch high-alt balloon
    07.31.14 - Scientific Sojourn
    From the hands of high-schoolers, a balloon takes flight
    They found it at the edge of a Maine forest near a cornfield off a path called Potato Road. A distinctive orange hull, intact. Before it fell to the ground, it traveled along the jet stream for about 100 miles, taking photos and video and gathering atmospheric data.
  • 07.24.14 - Teens Connect With... Mutant Bacteria?!
    Innovative STEM lab gets hands-on with evolution
    Winnacunnet High students Jenna Roy, left, and Olivia Bessemer, right, examine bacteria they have grown for signs that the cells have mutated and evolved. 
  • 07.10.14 - Are Toxins Escaping our lakes?
    UNH researchers study Cyanobacteria in aerosols
    Lake closures in the hot summer months are often caused by Cyanobacteria blooms, also know as harmful algae blooms, which release toxins that may be linked to such diseases as ALS and Alzheimer’s.
  • 06.19.14 - Forest Sentinels
    Healthier air means healthier trees
    Imagine a class full of students arrayed around a white pine tree in a 30-meter square, staring up through toilet paper tubes at the foliage. Now imagine a satellite 500 miles above the earth taking photos of that same tree, in an effort to measure the density and health of the forest canopy. And imagine researchers at UNH matching the students' data to the satellite images, square to pixel.
  • 06.19.14 - Bluebloods
    Horseshoe crabs’ contribution to modern medicine comes at a cost
    Spring is the season of horseshoe crab love, when thousands of females come up on beaches at high tide to spawn, and the smaller males hitch a ride on their backs or scuttle behind them to fertilize their eggs.
  • 06.19.14 - Bay Watch
    Is it too late for the Seacoast's Crown Jewel?
    Photo credit: Larry Landolfi The man in the black Cadillac showed up late in the summer of 1973. Plenty of people had seen him, driving back and forth along Bay Road, the ribbon of pavement that winds around the edge of New Hampshire's Great Bay between Durham and Newmarket.
  • 06.13.14 - Hope on the Halfshell
    The humble mollusk: superhero
    Photo credit: Lisa Nugent
  • 06.13.14 - Pollution Solutions
    Smart dogs, smart pavement, smart gardens
       Michelle Daley and Anna Kobylinski
  • 06.13.14 - The Battle Continues
    Eelgrass, nitrogen, and the complexities of sewage
    On an August morning shimmering with late-summer heat, Fred Short, research professor of natural resources and marine science, leans over the gunwales of his skiff, strands of emerald eelgrass draped across his open palm. "Here, look at this," he says. "The blades are too thin." He runs his long-handled hook through the water, stirring up a swirl of sediment.
  • 06.13.14 - Good News, Bad News
    A reserve is born—and another dark cloud gathers
  • 06.12.14 - Reduce, Reuse, Peecycle
    Senior project gets students to think before they flush
    Visitors to downtown Durham this spring might have noticed students sporting an unusual accessory: a sticker with a yellow droplet on it proclaiming "I donated my nitrogen."No personal sacrifice was involved in the donation; rather, students did something they likely needed to do, badly. They patronized a custom-built Porta-Potty dubbed the Peebus.
  • 06.12.14 - Mind Games
    A look at the FIRST Robotics competition held at UNH
  • 06.11.14 - Prof
    Floyd Jackson, UNH's first marine scientist and an early champion of Great Bay
    Floyd Jackson could do just about anything. Skin a mouse with surgical precision, make wine, explore the northern wilderness by dog sled, change lives. He started by remaking his own: having come to UNH from the Midwest as a landlocked specialist on "plant lice," or aphids, he became an expert on marine life, geology, and zoology—an ecologist even before the word had been invented.
  • Two cows exit the barn
    06.03.14 - Meet Your Milk at UNH Open Barn June 21
  • 06.03.14 - Lightning Researcher Is New Peter T. Paul Chair in Space Sciences at UNH