Researchers from the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences didn't catch just any fish in the net on the New River, just outside of Jacksonville. It’s a Red Drum, which just happen to be North Carolina’s State Fish.
UNC-TV Science Week In Review: September 12, 2013
More For Less
Though it seems as if a new microbrew opens in North Carolina almost every week (there are 79 licensed microbreweries in the state now), and craft beer brewing is all the rage (look at the seasonal beers the major brands are brewing), most of us know very little about beer.
So, grab a seat and cold one. Here’s to a little beer learning.
UNC-TV Science Week in Review: September, 5 2013
My latest story for North Carolina Science Now takes a look at NC State scientists at the research park in Kannapolis who have perfected a way to harvest the “good stuff" from fruit and add it to other foods, gaining the attention of the military and NASA.
UNC-TV Science Week In Review: August 29, 2013
The Glowing Filament
Male or female? Boy or girl?
Depending on the situation, some variation of the question is pretty common. If you are talking with excited parents who are telling everyone they are expecting, it’s common to ask, “Do you know if you are having a boy or a girl?” If you meet someone in your neighborhood with a new dog, unless the dog’s name is Spike, it’s not unusual to ask, “Is your dog a boy or a girl?”
UNC-TV Science Week In Review: August 22, 2013
At first glance, it would be easy to say compost is compost. Whether the compost is being shoveled from a bag and raked into a garden or dumped by truck and tilled into a farm, the dark, rich soil looks like dark, rich soil. After all, when you walk through the composting company Brooks Contractor, there are mounds of what looks like black dirt everywhere.
UNC-TV Science Week In Review: August 15, 2013