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Food abundance driving conflict in Africa, not food scarcity

(Dartmouth College) In Africa, food abundance may be driving violent conflict rather than food scarcity, according to a study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, a publication of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. Show More Summary

Polar vortex defies climate change in the Southeast

(Dartmouth College) Overwhelming scientific evidence has demonstrated that our planet is getting warmer due to climate change, yet parts of the eastern US are actually getting cooler. According to a Dartmouth-led study in Geophysical Research Letters, the location of this anomaly, known as the 'US warming hole,' is a moving target. Show More Summary

Intensive agriculture influences U.S. regional summer climate, study finds

Scientists agree that changes in land use such as deforestation, and not just greenhouse gas emissions, can play a significant role altering the world's climate systems. Now, a new study by researchers at MIT and Dartmouth College reveals how another type of land use, intensive agriculture, can impact regional climate.

Researchers raise a 170-million-year question over mysterious moss gene

(Dartmouth College) A surprise discovery provides insight into how cells build their external walls and raises questions about a one-of-a-kind, fused gene.

Software Used to Make “Life-Altering” Decisions Is No Better Than Random People at Predicting Recidivism

Researchers at Dartmouth College have found that a computer program widely used by courts to predict an offenders’ risk of reoffending is no more fair or accurate than a bunch of random non-experts who were given the same data and asked to make predictions. The program, Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions, is used […]

Court software may be no more accurate than web survey takers in predicting criminal risk

(Dartmouth College) New study challenges thinking that algorithms outperform humans when making important criminal justice decisions.

Court software may be no more accurate than web survey takers in predicting criminal risk

A widely-used computer software tool may be no more accurate or fair at predicting repeat criminal behavior than people with no criminal justice experience, according to a Dartmouth College study.

The Fields Medal fallacy: Why this math prize should return to its roots

(Dartmouth College) The Fields Medal, whose origins date back to the 1930s, will be issued again this year in August to up to four of the world's most accomplished mathematicians under the age of 40. In a commentary for Nature, Michael...Show More Summary

Why the Republican Party may have an advantage when it rains: Voters change their minds

Bad weather affects U.S. voter turnout and election outcomes with past research demonstrating that the Republican Party has the advantage. A new study by researchers at Dartmouth College and The Australian National University finds that the Republican Party's advantage when it rains may be due in part to voters changing their partisan preference that day.

Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching

Sydney Finkelstein, a professor of management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, encourages leaders to approach their direct reports like teachers. As Finkelstein explains, being a teacher-leader means continually meeting face to face with employees to communicate lessons about professionalism, points of craft, and life. Show More Summary

"Pro-Trump users were about three times more likely to visit fake news sites supporting their candidate than Clinton partisans were to visit bogus sites promoting her."

So says a study done by 3 political scientists at Dartmouth College and reported in the NYT, in "‘Fake News’: Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests."But how did they decide which sites were "fake news sites"? Does this "threeShow More Summary

Trump supporters far more likely to read and share ‘fake news’ on social media: study

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resident Donald Trump famously complains about “fake news” — but a new study shows his followers are far more likely to read and share phony stories online. Brendan Nyhan of Dartmouth College, Andrew Guess of Princeton University and Jason Reifler of the University of Exeter embarked on a study...

When Will We Finally Achieve True Artificial Intelligence?

The field of artificial intelligence goes back a long way, but many consider it was officially born when a group of scientists at Dartmouth College got together for a summer, back in 1956. Computers had, over the last few decades, come on in incredible leaps and bounds; they could now perform calculations far faster than […]

Alaskan snowfall has doubled due to climate change

The study, led by researchers from Dartmouth College, shows modern snowfall levels in the Alaska Range at the highest in at least 1,200 years.

Warming seas double snowfall around North America's tallest peaks

December 19, 2017 - Snowfall on a major summit in North America's highest mountain range has more than doubled since the beginning of the Industrial Age, according to a study from Dartmouth College, the University of Maine, and the University of New Hampshire.

Warming seas double snowfall around North America's tallest peaks

(Dartmouth College) Research finds dramatic increases in snowfall since the beginning of the Industrial Age and explains global climate connections linking northern mountains with tropical oceans.

Dartmouth engineers produce breakthrough sensor for photography, life sciences, security

(Dartmouth College) Engineers from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering have produced a new imaging technology that may revolutionize medical and life sciences research, security, photography, cinematography and other applications...Show More Summary

Von Economo Neurons: The Neural Basis for Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, and the Moral Sense?

In the summer of 1996, I participated in a Summer Institute on the Biology of Human Nature at Dartmouth College, directed by Roger Masters and Robert Perlman. At the time, I was finishing my book manuscript Darwinian Natural Right: The...Show More Summary

How we learn: Mastering the features around you rather than learning about individual objects

(Dartmouth College) A Dartmouth-led study on how we learn finds that humans tend to rely on learning about the features of an object, rather than on the individual object itself. The research published in Nature Communications examines how the brain evaluates choices in relation to reward feedback.

Costa Mesa interior design shop carries curated mix of pieces from around the world

When she was growing up in Everett, Wash., Tiffany Hunter fell in love. Furniture became the object of affection, and when she went on to graduate school at Dartmouth College mastering management administration, she’d also scavenge New Hampshire and Vermont antique shops. Now Hunter is a purveyor...

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