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Taking out the Nuclear Trash

UNC-Chapel Hill Solves 50-Year-Old Nuclear Waste Puzzle
April 22, 2016

The topic of nuclear power as an energy source is one that can stir up emotions. Some see it as a clean energy source for the future, which as more research and a few major discoveries have shown, provides potentially limitless greenhouse gas-free energy. Others see it as a danger, with the potential for large-scale disasters like the ones at Fukushima and Chernobyl, and the potential to create toxic, radioactive waste. 

The Dumpling Conundrum

UNC Medicine Biologists Find Protoype of the Genetic Code
June 5, 2015 
 
This story is about the origin of life on Earth, but before we get to that, let’s start in the kitchen.
 
When you stop and think about it, a pot of soup should have gotten the nod over King Kong as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
 

Ultrasound for Muscles

Ultrasound for Muscles
May 19, 2015 
 
Muscles need lots of supplies to keep them moving. They need high-energy molecules, calcium, salts and most importantly sugars. 
 
Our long stringy muscle fibers keep a plentiful store of sugar in the form of glycogen to keep them fueled through long exercise. And as marathon runners and long distance cyclists can tell you, when the glycogen runs out, it’s not pretty.
 

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