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Winter is coming, but not as much as it used to

Winter is coming, but not as much as it used to

From UNH News Service: Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found clear signs of a decline in frost days, snow-covered days and other indicators of winter that could have lasting impacts on ecosystems, water supplies, the economy, tourism and human...

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Why are fungal diseases causing so much havoc?

White-nose syndrome obliterating entire species of bats. Chytridiomycosis devastating frogs and salamanders worldwide. Snake fungal disease, a devastating ailment that has just shown up in New England. The fungus carried by emerald ash borers that are wiping out all...

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The art of underwater sound

A lot of art/science mashups aren't terribly impressive. They're often something along the lines of a statue that contains Erlenmeyer flasks, or a fractal picture, or a melody-free song called Quantum Uncertainty. The UNH Center for Acoustics Research and Education is...

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Making a ‘climate-ready’ culvert

Regular readers (hi, mom!) know that I love culverts, those thousands of pipes/mini-bridges under that carry streams under New Hampshire roadways. They are the perfect symbol and example of the reality of dealing with climate change, which is why this blog has seen...

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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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