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Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil

The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but modeling done by University of New Hampshire and NASA scientists suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon's coldest craters through the process of sparking-a finding that could change our understanding ... (more)


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Concord Monitor

First financial filing: Hassan outraises Republican competition

Gov. Maggie Hassan's re-election campaign has already raised more than $2 million, a sum greater than both of her Republican challengers combined.


Related Topix: Maggie Hassan, US Governors, New England College, John Lynch, New Hampshire Government, New Hampshire

Foster's Daily Democrat

UNH researchers lead in breeding better strawberries

Strawberry shortcake. Strawberry rhubarb pie. Strawberry ice cream. Summertime in New England wouldn't be the same without these bountiful, sweet, juicy berries.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Hampshire College, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Life, Fruits, Food

Trapeze school in Watertown offers novices a chance to fly

It is 20 feet up to the thin red board that serves as a launch pad for the flying trapeze.


Related Topix: Portsmouth, NH

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WMUR-TV Manchester

Poll gives Guinta edge in 1st CD

The WMUR Granite State Poll shows that Frank Guinta may be in the best position to defeat U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., in the general election in November.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frank Guinta, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, Democrat

Star Tribune

Despite indictment, Texas Gov. Perry headed to New Hampshire as he eyes 2016 presidential run

The last time voters in New Hampshire saw Rick Perry, the Texas governor's 2012 presidential bid had fallen apart after a series of gaffes punctuated by a much-maligned stumble during a televised debate.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jeb Bradley, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Perry, US Governors

Bangor Daily News

Portland woman found guilty of embezzling $300,000 from Chinese firm that wanted to buy paper mill

The Cumberland County jury on Friday found a Portland woman guilty of embezzling more than $300,000 from a Chinese firm that had sought to invest in a Baileyville paper mill in 2009.


Related Topix: Portland, ME, Cumberland County, ME, Baileyville, ME, Marketing, Economics News, Bankruptcy


Mazzaglia selfish and heartless to the end

Last week a judge sentenced Seth Mazzaglia to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder and rape of University of New Hampshire student Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott.


Related Topix: Opinion

Mon Aug 18, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Primary 2014: A Conversation With U.S. House Candidate Dan Innis

Dan Innis is former Dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire and co-owner of Portsmouth's Ale House Inn.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Boston Herald

John McCain goes to bat for brown a in New Hampshire

Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain - whose straight-talking independent streak won over Granite State voters during his two presidential bids - will be stumping for Senate hopeful Scott Brown today at a town hall meeting that will give Brown a much-needed boost and turn the focus of the campaign to President Obama's foreign policy failures, political ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, John McCain, Republican, Opinion

Foster's Daily Democrat

Business development center adds mini-courses

The University of New Hampshire and other partners have created a series of free, extremely short, online courses aimed at teaching entrepreneurs about social media.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance

Sentinel & Enterprise

LHS grad wins pageant crown

With only two previous pageants on her resum, Samantha Agyeman thought she'd attend the USA Junior Ambassador Teen Pageant earlier this month in Tampa for the fun and experience of it.


Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA

Foster's Daily Democrat

Sewing the seeds of community involvement

The Durham Agricultural Commission sponsored working farm tours on Saturday. Included on the list were two University of New Hampshire farms, The Woodman Horticultural Research Farm and the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Dover, NH, Durham, NH, Hill, NH

Sat Aug 16, 2014

NH Insider

Common Sense v. Common Vote Theft

Domicile, as you may recall, is the key, and only, word in the NH State Constitution that defines where a NH inhabitant votes.


Related Topix: Durham, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Monument marks John Smith's 1614 voyage

Around this time in 1614, Capt. John Smith and a handful of loyal men sailed the waters from present day Massachusetts to Downeast Maine.


Related Topix: Nashua, NH, Plymouth, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

UNH outdoor pool advocates wonder if it will be built at all

Since the University of New Hampshire announced this week that construction delays would push the opening of the new outdoor pool to 2016, some of the pool's original detractors are upset.



5 Crazy UFO Encounters That Might Leave You Puzzled

Betty and Barney Hill were an American couple who claimed to have been abducted by extraterrestrials in a rural portion of New Hampshire on September 19-20, 1961.


Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Socorro, NM, US Military, US Air Force, US Army

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WBUR-AM Boston

Analysts Say Scott Brown Must Galvanize GOP Base In N.H. Senate Race

For some, he is Mr. Charisma - smooth on the campaign hustings. But former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire hasn't exactly been the smoothest of rides.


Related Topix: US Politics, Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Psychology Today

Why Spanking Impairs Cognition in Children and Adolecents

In 2009, Dr. Straus of the University of New Hampshire made news when his study on spanking and IQ was published.


Concord Monitor


Following graduation he completed Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, Simmons College