Archives for November 2014

Saturday Scoreboard


Men’s Ice Hockey — The men’s ice hockey team scored three goals on the power play and two shorthanded in a 6-1 win over Wentworth Saturday on the opening day of the Bowdoin-Colby Face-off Classic.

Women’s Ice Hockey — The women’s ice hockey team skated to a 0-0 tie with Holy Cross Saturday evening behind a 34-save shutout from goalie Lan Crofton.

Women’s Basketball — The women’s basketball team posted a defensive performance in a 73-33 victory over Salve Regina Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.

Upcoming Bowdoin Events to be Streamed Live on the Web

If you’re interested in an upcoming lecture, presentation or performance but can’t make it to campus, the College keeps adding to the number of events that will be streamed live on the Internet or recorded and archived on BowdoinTalks.

Coming up:

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Dec. 4, David Angelini: “Having it both ways: The Developmental Genetics of Dimorphisms in True Bugs,” 4 p.m.

New listings will appear under “Happening on Campus” on the Bowdoin homepage and on the calendar section of the website. Just go to Bowdoin’s Live Webcasts page or to the Bowdoin Daily Sun on the date and time listed above, and you’ll get a front-row seat!

And for those who want to follow the Polar Bears this fall, just click on the “Live Coverage” tab on the athletics website.

The Toll Texting Takes — On Your Spine (The Atlantic)

Young Man Walking while Checking his Mobile

It’s not uncommon to see someone in the office, subway, or on the street hunched over checking his or her phone. A recent study by spinal surgeon Kenneth Hansraj shows how tilting your head forward (say, to send a text or check Facebook) can increase the gravitational pull on your head by as much as sixty pounds.

The increase force on your head strains your spine, and “may lead to early wear, tear, degeneration, and possibly surgeries,” writes Hansraj in the study. Read the article here.

Why Sleep Helps Us Learn (NPR)


A good night’s sleep is the best way to prepare for an exam—but why is it that sleep helps us remember new information? Scientists have recently uncovered the brain chemical that explains the link—and, strangely enough, its action may be compromised by midnight snacking.

It looks like it might be better to wait for breakfast than give in to late-night food fantasies! Read the article.