Tag: university of new hampshire

An old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled?

It is one the oldest mathematical problems in the world. Several centuries ago, the twin primes conjecture was formulated.As its name indicates, this hypothesis,...

Scientists solve a decades-old mystery in the Earth’s upper atmosphere

New research published in the journal Nature resolves decades of scientific controversy over the origin of the extremely energetic particles known as ultra-relativistic electrons...

Bees Underwent Massive Extinction When Dinosaurs Did

For the first time ever, scientists have documented a widespread extinction of bees that occurred 65 million years ago, concurrent with the massive event...

Concerns about teen sexting overblown

Two new studies from the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center suggest that concerns about teen sexting may be overblown. One study found the percentage of youth who send nude pictures of themselves that ...

Walkable neighborhoods richer in social capital, UNH study finds

DURHAM, N.H. -- Living in an area where amenities of daily life -- groceries, playgrounds, post offices, libraries and restaurants -- are within walking distance promotes healthy lifestyles and has positive implications for the environment, resea...

UNH’s Fred Short adds seagrass data to major conservation study

DURHAM, N.H. -- A major new study that sounds a conservation alarm for the world's vertebrate species notes that the world's seagrass species are faring somewhat better, says a University of New Hampshire researcher who was a coauthor of the study....

Child abuse declines nationally in spite of economic deterioration

DURHAM, N.H. -- Child abuse declined nationally in 2008 compared to 2007, according to a new report by the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. Sexual abuse declined 6 percent, physical abuse 3 percent and negl...

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