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The mystery of the “taxidermied bear”

The mystery of the “taxidermied bear”

New Hampshire Public Radio has a good story about the ongoing problem of bears interacting with people in New Hampshire - read/hear it here - and they included a database of bear nuisance reports to New Hampshire Fish and Game over four years. The causes were clumped...

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Grow kale on Mars? Dartmouth students say: You bet!

Grow kale on Mars? Dartmouth students say: You bet!

Dartmouth engineering students will head to NASA’s Langley Research Center soon to pitch a Mars greenhouse concept that has the potential to grow enough crops to sustain a small human colony. As one of five finalists for NASA’s 2019 Breakthrough, Innovative, and...

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People are smarter about culverts than I thought

People are smarter about culverts than I thought

Last week I wrote a story about a culvert that collapsed in the city of Concord. As part of discussion with General Services, the generically-named city body that includes the street department, I asked a question: How many culverts does Concord have? A confession: I...

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About Granite Geek

Dave Brooks has written a science/tech column since 1991 - yes, that long - and has written this blog since 2006, keeping an eye on topics of geekish interest in and around New Hampshire, from software to sea level rise, population dynamics to printing (3-D, of course). He moderates monthly Science Cafe NH discussions, beer in hand, and discusses the geek world regularly on New Hampshire Public Radio.

Brooks earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics but got lost on the way to the Ivory Tower and ended up in a newsroom. He has reported for newspapers from Tennessee to New England. Rummage through his bag of awards you'll find oddities like three Best Blog prizes from the New Hampshire Press Association and a Writer of the Year award from the N.H. Farm and Forest Bureau, of all places. He joined the Concord Monitor in 2015.

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