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Happy, happy Halloween 2010

Oct 28 2010 - 11:40pm

BY KAREN KORNEGAY

It’s a tough question: Which is more popular, “Scare-olina Skies” in October or “Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition” in February?

Here are my three reasons why “Scare-olina Skies” rules:

2012: The Maya Mystery

Oct 11 2010 - 11:35pm

BY KAREN KORNEGAY

If you’ve ever checked out Morehead’s YouTube channel, you’ve probably seen the Science 360 series about 2012. Even if you haven’t seen the series, you probably know the mythology: ancient Maya astronomers predicted the end of the world, comets, planetary alignments, other bad things.

Out to lunch

Sep 14 2010 - 11:30pm

BY KAREN KORNEGAY

I met a scientist today. And tomorrow I get to meet another one. So can you.

This week and next week, Morehead is hosting “Out To Lunch” programs for five of its most popular Science 360 topics. It’s a great way to spend your lunch break — bring a sandwich, if you want. You’ll see a presentation about current research, PLUS you’ll meet one of the scientists who are making that research happen.

Ask questions, share your own theories, learn a little more about our world. And it’s free!

The Truth Behind 2012: Galactic Plane Alignment!

Sep 7 2010 - 11:25pm

BY JAY HEINZ

The final video in our Science 360: The Truth Behind 2012 series focuses on the Galactic Plane Alignment. Some people think that our solar system will pass through the galactic plane causing the Earth to be destroyed by asteroids. If you’ve seen the previous Truth Behind 2012 videos, you can probably guess how much scientific evidence there is behind this claim.

 

 

 

Do hurricanes have an eye for color?

Aug 25 2010 - 11:20pm

BY CASEY RAWSON

This image, from the NASA SeaWiFS project, shows the striking green colors produced by phytoplankton.

The Truth Behind 2012: Solar Eruption!

Aug 23 2010 - 11:15pm

BY JAY HEINZ

The seventh video in our Science 360: The Truth Behind 2012 series focuses on solar eruptions. Some people think a massive solar eruption will engulf our planet in radiation, wiping out all life on Earth. Are scientists worried? Watch and find out…

 

NC Science Festival Update

Aug 19 2010 - 11:10pm

BY DENISE YOUNG

NC Science Festival Commercial

Aug 12 2010 - 11:05pm

BY JAY HEINZ

Less than a month to go before the North Carolina Science Festival kicks off on September 11. We’ve been working hard getting everything ready and just finished up a commercial that’s going to be airing on WRAL and TimeWarner Cable for the next few weeks. It features some employees and friends of Morehead that you might know and was totally produced in-house. Enjoy.

Planet trio and Moon on August 12 and 13

Aug 12 2010 - 11:05pm

BY AMY SAYLE

If you have watched the early evening sky over the past weeks, you may have noticed Venus, Mars, and Saturn engaging in a slow planet dance.

The Truth Behind 2012: Magnetic Pole Reversal!

Aug 9 2010 - 11:00pm

BY JAY HEINZ

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