Winter 2008

Fire In the Hole: Experimental Plasma Physics at Dartmouth

Fire In the Hole: Experimental Plasma Physics at Dartmouth






Last December, Dartmouth professor Robyn Millan received exciting news from NASA: she and her team were to receive a 9.3 million dollar research grant to finance a proposed plasma physics project in Antarctica. Interestingly, Millan’s fascinating new project is not the only experimental plasma physics research being conducted by Dartmouth […]

 
 

Sure, Rudolph Can Fly, But Can He Swim?

Sure, Rudolph Can Fly, But Can He Swim?






Climate is the average state of the atmosphere and the underlying land or water on time scales of seasons and longer. It is typically described by the statistics of a set of atmospheric and surface variables, such as temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity, cloudiness, soil moisture, sea surface temperature, and the […]

 
 

Cutting of the Mind: The History of Psychosurgery

Cutting of the Mind: The History of Psychosurgery






Dr. Freeman liked routine and efficiency. He was upset when a patient missed three office appointments in a row, and he was not going to tolerate this behavior. When Freeman learned that police had apprehended his mentally unstable patient in a motel room, he drove to the scene with some […]

 
 

A Bacterial Safe House: A New Role for the Appendix

A Bacterial Safe House: A New Role for the Appendix






The function of the human appendix has long been a puzzle. The thin pouch branching off at the beginning of the large intestine appears to serve no purpose; in long-term studies, patients who have received appendectomies show no ill effects. And so, even healthy appendices are regularly removed during many […]

 
 

Artificial Sweeteners: The Truth About Diet Soda

Artificial Sweeteners: The Truth About Diet Soda






The universal appeal of sweet food and drink is likely a result of evolutionary adaptations that make efficient sources of energy more desirable. This is a useful adaptation when food is scarce. In our society, however, we usually take in far more energy than our bodies need to function properly. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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