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“Catch the Buzz” at Family Science Day

Jun 21 2011 - 1:23pm

BY AMY SAYLE

July 7 Science Cafe to feature HIV Expert

Jun 20 2011 - 1:30am

BY JONATHAN FREDERICK

Meet Myron Cohen, M.D., our special guest for July’s Carolina Science Cafe. He’s a busy man, so we’re grateful he took a few minutes out of his day to answer our questions.

Where did you grow up? Chicago

What did you want to be when you were a kid? A journalist

Carolina Science Cafe on Thursday, June 2

May 26 2011 - 1:33pm

BY JONATHAN FREDERICK

You’re invited to this free program: Swimming & Your Genes, starring Dr. David DeMarini, genetic toxicologist with the EPA. As summer approaches, we’re going to be discussing David’s research into swimming pools and drinking water.

In preparation, David was kind enough to share a little bit about himself.

June 2nd Science Cafe: Swimming in Chlorine

May 16 2011 - 1:34pm

Dr. David DeMarini, one of our cafe regulars (and fantastic question-asker of other scientists), is a genetic toxicologist with the EPA. On Thursday, June 2, he will be our featured presenter. Please join us for:

You Don’t Have to be a Brain Surgeon…

May 2 2011 - 1:37pm

to attend this month’s Carolina Science Cafe. But you can chat with one!

BY JONATHAN FREDERICK

On Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., Dr. Matt Ewend, head of neurosurgery at UNC, will be at the Back Bar in Downtown Chapel Hill, talking about his world. A world that includes awake surgeries, removing tumors, using the CyberKnife, and more. We’re really looking forward to this one!

Live healthy with science!

Mar 30 2011 - 1:39pm

BY KAREN KORNEGAY

Come explore human health and wellness at Morehead’s Family Science Day program this Saturday (April 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.).

How do the foods you eat affect your health? Family Science Day shares some ideas.

Welcome home, Morehead alumni!

Feb 17 2011 - 1:43pm

BY KAREN KORNEGAY

This weekend, Morehead will host a unique event — a “homecoming” of sorts for our alumni, a chance for reconnection and recreation among UNC graduates who used to spend hours together but now rarely see one another.

6 reasons it’s worth losing sleep to see the total lunar eclipse (early Dec. 21, 2010)

Dec 14 2010 - 11:55pm

BY AMY SAYLE

The next time the Moon is full, it will pass into the Earth’s shadow, causing a total lunar eclipse. The action happens early Tuesday morning, December 21, 2010, between 1:33 and 5:01 a.m. Totality is from 2:41 to 3:53 a.m. (All times Eastern.)

5 reasons it’s worth braving the cold to view the Geminid meteor shower (Dec. 13-14, 2010)

Dec 12 2010 - 11:50pm

BY AMY SAYLE

12 Dec 2010

The Geminid meteor shower peaks the night of December 13-14, providing its annual cosmic light show. Alas, our current forecast predicts temperatures dropping toward the teens that night. Here’s why it’s worth freezing yourself* to view the meteors (assuming you have reasonably clear skies):

1) The Geminid meteor shower is strong and reliable.

See the space station this Thanksgiving (2010)

Nov 24 2010 - 11:45pm

BY AMY SAYLE

Are you a morning person? If so, this Thanksgiving holiday provides good opportunities for you and other early birds along the East Coast to see the International Space Station (ISS).

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