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Is Spring Getting Longer? Research Points to a Lengthening “Vernal Window”


With the first day of spring around the corner, temperatures are beginning to rise, ice is melting, and the world around us is starting to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from winter to the growing season as the “vernal...
16-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNH Research Finds Pattern of Mammal Dwarfing During Global Warming


More than 50 million years ago, when the Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals responded by shrinking in size. While this mammalian dwarfism has previously been linked to the largest of these events, research led...
15-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNH Researcher Discovers a Black Hole Feeding Frenzy That Breaks Records


A giant black hole ripped apart a nearby star and then continued to feed off its remains for close to a decade, according to research led by the University of New Hampshire. This black hole meal is more than 10 times longer than any other previous...
6-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UNH Research Finds White Mountain National Forest Home to Nearly 140 Species of Bees


The White Mountain National Forest is home to nearly 140 species of native bees, including two species of native bumble bees that are in decline in the Northeast, according to researchers with the University of New Hampshire who recently completed...
31-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UNH Research Finds Deaths Involving Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are on the Rise

Nationwide, the mortality rate from deaths caused by drugs, alcohol and suicide rose 52 percent from 2000 to 2014, according to new research from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Most of the increase was driven...
31-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researcher Finds Limited Sign of Soil Adaptation to Climate Warming


While scientists and policy experts debate the impacts of global warming, the Earth’s soil is releasing roughly nine times more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than all human activities combined. This huge carbon flux from soil, which is due to...
30-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UNH Receives Multi-Million Dollar Contract for Underwater Acoustic Monitoring Research

The University of New Hampshire's School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE) has received a federal government contract worth up to $6.5 million to study ocean ecosystems through underwater acoustic research.
6-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNH Researchers Discover Effect of Rare Solar Wind on Earth’s Radiation Belts

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire have captured unique measurements of the Van Allen radiation belts, which circle the Earth, during an extremely rare solar wind event. The findings, which have never been reported before, may be...
6-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNH Experts Available to Talk About Key Topics in New Administration

28-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST

UNH Education Professor Available for Comment on Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearings

7-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST

Expert Comment Available on the Quest of Women for American Presidency

As the first female presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has secured a place in U.S. history. Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of "The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency", and professor of history at the University of New...
27-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UNH Experts Available for Environmental Insights this Earth Day

7-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT

UNH Expert Available on Closing of Guantanamo Bay Prison

26-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

UNH Historian Pens Book on Women’s Quest for the American Presidency

In “The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency,” Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, has written a book that gives context to Hillary Clinton's current race for the White House...
25-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST

UNH Homeland Security Expert Available to Talk About Apple vs. the FBI

25-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST

UNH Health Law Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

25-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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