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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.

Pizza Box Composting

Composting Pizza Boxes
May 14, 2015 
College life is getting greener at North Carolina State University.
For the past year, the school’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Office has been focusing on an environmentally friendly way to dispose of an extremely common item — the pizza box.
Pizza boxes are not recyclable because of the grease and cheese that soaks into the cardboard, so they had the idea to compost the boxes.