I grew up in the suburbs. There were scattered streetlights around the neighborhood. When I was in elementary school, a shopping center was built nearby. Needless to say, it was dark at night, but not all that dark. I could see a few stars when I took my dog, Angus, for a walk at night, but those stars needed to be really bright.
UNC-TV Science Week in Review: November 21, 2013
It might be more timely to air a story about a new test to check for contaminated beach water in the spring. After all, that’s when North Carolinians are starting to think about warmer weather and visiting the state’s incredible coastline.
But we wanted to air it now because, tragically, deadly ocean water has been in the news, most recently in Florida.
UNC-TV Science Week In Review: November 14, 2013
Taking the Scenic Route
Dr. Jenny Campbell is the Zoology Coordinator for the Department of Biological Sciences at NC State University and a teaching professor. Growing up, she went to sleep every night with a dog on her bed and knows the comfort humans derive from their companion animals. After working with elephants, right whales, red wolves, and lemurs, she now focuses her attention on the human-animal relationship as a professor at NC State University.
In the modern media’s coverage of wars, the word “casualty” usually refers to a person who has been killed. Not so during the Civil War. Take the Battle of Gettysburg, in which historians estimate there were about 28,000 Confederate casualties. In the reporting of the time, that meant soldiers killed, wounded and captured. Essentially, a “casualty” back then meant a soldier who was not able to return to the field of battle.