Tue, 07/07/2015 - 6:11am


  • Saving Our Pollinators

    Pollinators are the motor the plant world depends on. These insects, birds and bats allow plants to reproduce and make the fruits and other foods we enjoy. They are everywhere, but they are also in decline.

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  • Tracing the Coastline

    Before you can know what coastline is lost to hurricanes and sea level rise, you need to know what land is there. Researchers have finished the most complete mapping of the NC coast including oceanside, bayside, and all of the estuaries. Now they can track what happens next.

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  • A Long Look at Longevity

    Duke University has launched the MURDOCK Study, an ambitious effort to track the long-term health of 50,000 North Carolinians and gain insight into aging, nutrition, Alzheimer’s, and other health issues over their life span.

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  • Reinventing the Toilet

    Some might call it the most important chair in the house but for 2.5 billion people around the world, access to safe and sanitary toilets isn’t an option.

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  • Predict the Rip

    Researchers use the information gathered from tracking buoys in the surf to create computer models that will not only better predict rip currents but also teach swimmers how to avoid them.

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