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Explore UNC System Campuses with VR tours

Want to tour a North Carolina system university? But can’t because gas is expensive? Or your car broke down? Too tired?

Good news dear student (or parent!) The University of North Carolina System created free 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tours of all 16 campuses.

The tours showcase campus highlights—libraries, laboratories, quads and more. The initiative is part of the System’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a program that encourages first-time or low-income high school students to attend college.

How horseshoe crabs save lives

Every time you get a flu shot, you should thank a horseshoe crab. Most medical interventions—vaccines, drugs, devices—have been tested on horseshoe crabs. Their blood clots immediately when it's exposed to dangerous bacteria. The biomedical industry bleeds horseshoe crabs routinely in order to make sure their products won't poison patients. But horseshoe crabs are in decline, and an NC company is trying to figure out how to raise them sustainably.

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