Dartmouth College is receiving a $100 million anonymous donation, the largest single gift in school history.
"We are thrilled," says Dartmouth spokesman Justin Anderson. "And we're especially thrilled that it will be devoted entirely to strengthening Dartmouth's academic mission."
The gift will be added to school’s already sizeable $3.7 billion endowment. The interest earned will help fund an array of new initiatives, including the addition of 30 to 40 cross-discipline professorships.
Today on Word of Mouth - laughing! And why we do it. We're getting science-y with the giggles before moving on to a less-than-scientific community: psychics. Then, the art of the brain takes over with a look at graphic novel that takes place inside the brain. Finally, what happens to digital art, and how do we restore it?
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In their new graphic novel "Neurocomic", authorsDr. Matteo Farinella and Dr. Hana Ros have created a visual, story-based guide that makes brain exploration exciting and understandable for all ages. Check out a slide show of some of the beautiful artwork above.
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The state’s businesses are clamoring for a labor force better prepared in the STEM fields, says Governor Maggie Hassan. "It has been very clear to me that the number one need that businesses identify is a 21st century workforce," she says.
She says both the state’s school districts and Universities aren’t doing enough. So, she's issued an executive order to establish a 14-member taskforce to plan the future of STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education in New Hampshire.
On Wednesday the Federal Railroad Authority announced it will propose new rules this summer for railroad safety. That comes amid safety concerns on the Seacoast following a proposal to transport propane to Newington by rail.
The New Hampshire Insurance Department is disputing a report that claims a 90% spike in individual premiums under the Affordable Care Act. The report from Morgan Stanley, which has become the latest flashpoint in the political battle over Obamacare, was based on a national survey of insurance brokers.
A 2013 Harris Poll survey on belief shows that Americans believe a bit less in angels - down 6 percent since the original survey in 2005 - and a little more in ghosts - up 1%. Less in Heaven - down 6, more in reincarnation - up 3. While our faith in astrology remains level at 29%, our belief in witches has fallen off 5 per cent. NHPR's Sean Hurley isn't quite sure what he believes when it comes to mediums, witches, and astrology - and to find out more, he recently visited two psychic fairs in New Hampshire. A quiet gathering of 6 mediums in Londonderry and a larger fair with vendors at