Archives for January 2016

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Swimming and Diving— Both men’s and women’s swimming & diving put together dominant performances on Saturday afternoon to outpace Colby College.

Track and Field — The Bowdoin College men’s and women’s track teams swept their final home invitationals of the winter on Saturday at Farley Field House.

Women’s Hockey — The Bowdoin women’s ice hockey team used a three goal second period to come away with a 4-0 win over visiting Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.

Men’s Basketball — Jack Bors scored a career-high 20 points off the bench to propel the Bowdoin College men’s basketball team to a key 85-82 win over Colby on Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.

Women’s Basketball — The Bowdoin College women’s basketball team dominated the boards en route to a 62-49 win at Colby on Saturday afternoon.

Men and Women’s Squash scores — The Bowdoin College men’s squash team lost 8-1 at Colby on Saturday, while the women’s team edged the Mules 5-4


The Science Behind Why So Many Barns are Painted Red (Smithsonian)

Photo by Brian Wedge Photography

Photo by Brian Wedge ’97

At first glance, the frequency of barns that are painted red seems purely a matter of economics: red paint, after all, is one of the cheapest colored paints available.

But a closer examination of the science behind the production of red paint reveals just why red paint is so cheap and readily available. As Rose Eveleth from Smithsonian Magazine suggests, the answer lies in the chemistry of dying stars. Read the article here.