Archives for 2013

Infographic: New Year, New Bike — But Which One? (Visual.ly)

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Whether it’s part of your New Year’s resolution or you have some holiday gift cash burning a hole in the pocket of your cycling shorts — a new bike is always a good idea. But which type is the ride for you? REI and Visual.ly team up to bring you an infographic that will at once entertain and enlighten.

‘On This Day in Civil War History…’ Blog Commemorates Sesquicentennial

Drum corps, 8th Maine Vol. Infantry

Drum corps, 8th Maine Vol. Infantry

Bowdoin College has selected 2013 as a commemorative year to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

A variety of campus programs, panels, and exhibitions are being presented throughout the calendar year, both to remind us of this pivotal event in American history and to encourage us to explore contemporary issues that the Civil War narrative suggests — notions of self, memory, nationhood and social conscience, to name a few.

Returned to camp towards dark, drank a little tea & went to bed. Have eaten nothing since morning, & then only a little bread & gruel.

—Taken from Isaac Winslow Case’s diary, January 1, 1863.  Case was Class of 1848 and captain in the 22nd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

As a part of this sesquicentennial commemoration, the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives presents the blog On this Day in Civil War History… as a daily reminder of what occurred 150 years ago.

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Climate Change Could Change Your Wine-Drinking Habits (Nature)

Keeping an eye on climate is now part of viticulture, Nature reports, as grape growers wonder if they’ll be able to cultivate the same grapes in the years to come.

However, climate change could turn some non-traditional wine regions into wine producing ones. England, for instance, now has 419 vineyards and 124 wineries. Germany supposedly is producing tastier wines, too, because the warmer temperatures are decreasing the acidity of its wines. “Will parched Europeans, Australians, Americans and Chileans be drinking Great Wall Wine from Hebei a decade down the pike? The warming wine world is watching with interest,” Nature concludes.

Monday Scoreboard

 

Kayte Holtz scored the game-winning goal with ten seconds left in overtime to lift the Bowdoin College women’s ice hockey team to a dramatic 4-3 win over Concordia-Moorhead on New Year’s Eve.