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Coyote rabies, as found in N.H. attack, is rare

Coyote rabies, as found in N.H. attack, is rare

Rabies is a complicated disease with different strains that affect different animals species differently, and their prevalence waxes and wanes over the years for reasons not always obvious to us. The announcement that a coyote strangled by a New Hampshire dad after it...

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EV charging corridors are creeping closer

New Hampshire is (finally) doing something to encourage electric vehicles in the state, using some of its Volkswagen dieselgate money to prod some fast-charging corridors. I've written about it many times - the U-L has a nice update. The contract starts in April.

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DNA & a very, very cold case

You're familiar, I'm sure, with DNA being used to solve old murder cases. (The Bear Brook case in NH is a classic example.) Beth Potier of UNH wrote an article about a *really* cold case: A UNH biological anthropologist has helped crack a case that turned out to be...

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When pets travel, pet diseases also travel

From UNH News Service: A pathologist with the New Hampshire Diagnostic Veterinary Lab at the University of New Hampshire recently diagnosed the fungal disease Valley Fever in a rescue dog from Arizona. It is the first time the lab has diagnosed this disease in a dog...

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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 WKXL radio in Concord.

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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