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March 21. 2013 1:30PM

Did you know that Mt. Washington used to be eight miles higher than it is now?


 

A stunningly illustrated new book about the geology of the White Mountains will answer these questions and more. The book covers the subject from the precambrian to the present, written in terms everyone can understand.

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NH has nation's fewest unwanted babies, Delaware the most

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Unscrambling eggs is still impossible, an example of entropy in action. But boiling eggs is no longer the one-way process it used to be.

WSJ: Dartmouth alumni columnist, at 100 years old, is still looking for new stories

Mr. Gerson, Dartmouth ’35, Chronicles Lives of Remaining Classmates; Golf, Cats.

Father of Facebook windfall Winklevoss twins bringing rowing business to Manchester

RowAmerica was founded by Howard Winklevoss, the father of twins Tyler and Cameron of Facebook and Olympic fame. He hopes to use the lessons he learned from his first rowing club to other sites across the nation.

Pease well contaminant levels 10 times higher than EPA standards

PORTSMOUTH – The state has not tested the Haven well at the Pease International Tradeport since it was shut down last year after they found high levels of a 'contaminant of emerging concern,' in the city-owned well.

Parole officers withdraw application to sell pot in Concord

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N.H. firms offer anti-terror tech solutions to federal agencies; press barred from summit

Press is barred from Combating Terrorism & High Tech Networking Summit.

The 10 cheapest Zip codes for car insurance has Concord #9

Detroit's 48227 Zip code has the highest annual rate by a lot, averaging annual premiums of $5,109. In comparision, Concord was $785.

Small NH town wants to send students to Maine school instead of more costly Conway, but state won't cooperate

Selectman David Babson said the New Hampshire Department of Education will not give Hale's Location $3,700 or $3,800 per student in education adequacy funding because the state feels Fryeburg Academy is a private school when it comes to Hale's Location.

NH NGO's to divvy $6.6M from feds to help homeless

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $6.6 million in grants to support 68 homeless housing and service programs in the state.

Dick Swett's wife offers to be whipped in place of Saudi blogger

The notion of being 'my brother’s keeper' comes up a lot in the context of advocating for human rights. Katrina Lantos Swett, in her roles as the chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the president of the Concord-based Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, is plenty familiar with the phrase – but when it’s repeated so often, she said, it can become just that. A phrase.

Death certificate scam hits NH widows and widowers

The funeral home said they received word that a local woman was called and told she needed to supply her husband's social security number in order to receive her certified death certificates. Bryant warned it is a scam.

Friends, not jobs, bring millennials back to small N.H. city

Sometimes jobs can be an incentive, but after visiting Somersworth, N.H., Emily Corwin of Here & Now contributor New Hampshire Public Radio reports that creating a sense of community may offer solutions, too.

Hanover wants water cameras fearing tampering

Hanover — Town leaders are proposing the installation of video cameras and extra fencing at Hanover’s wastewater reclamation center, based on a state Department of Safety assessment that the facility is vulnerable to tampering.

Bedtime burglar denied early release from prison

LACONIA — Belknap County Superior Court Judge James O'Neill has denied a request made by one of the two 'bedtime' burglars for a 300-day reduction in his sentence for academic progress he has made while in prison.

Pediatricians say don't lock up teens for enjoying marijuana, but keep it illegal

The pediatrics group is also recommending the decriminalization of weed, but it's advising against legalization.

The New Yorker: The pursuit of beauty - Yitang Zhang solves a pure-math mystery

Last year, neuroscientists in Great Britain discovered that the same part of the brain that is activated by art and music was activated in the brains of mathematicians when they looked at math they regarded as beautiful.

Long journey to Puppy Bowl XI begin in San Antonio, led to NH

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New England ski resorts shout 'Hallelujah' for storm

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The ride-sharing service Uber has been at the center of debate and controversy in several New Hampshire cities the past several months.

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