Well Said: Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

In this week’s episode, Morehead Planetarium educators Amy Sayle and Mickey Jo Sorrell tell us what to expect during the 2017 solar eclipse and how to safely watch it.

To Fitbit or Not to Fitbit?

August 18, 2017

UNC Gillings School of Public Health researchers suggest that Fitbits lack sufficient evidence for use as a public health surveillance tool in a recent research letter published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Woman in Science: Casey Berger

August 16, 2017

Casey Berger is a physics PhD student in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. She uses high-performance computing to simulate interactions between particles to understand situations that arose in the early universe.

Alive: The Life Cycle of a Painting

August 15, 2017

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is a nearly 500-year-old painting worth? The Ackland Art Museum and UNC PhD art history student Brianna Guthrie work together to uncover the answers.

Researchers Ramp Up New UNC Autism Research Center

August 15, 2017

UNC has long been one of the world’s premier autism research universities, and now its expertise and leading research programs will fall under one virtual roof at the UNC Autism Research Center.

Why Life’s Biggest Decisions Can Never Be Rational

August 15, 2017

A pioneer in the philosophical study of transformative experiences, L.A. Paul believes we are unable to evaluate major life choices from the perspective and values of our future, changed selves. 

Research Startups Prominent in Latest UNC Startup Report

August 15, 2017

Businesses emerging from UNC’s research enterprise contribute heavily to the total number of business startups that have spun out of Carolina over the past 60 years. UNC’s Office for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development (OVCIEED) recently released the latest data … Continued

Woman in Science: Morgan Vickers

August 9, 2017

Rising senior Morgan Vicker’s current research project focuses on mapping historic cities now underwater, with attention to factors like racial dynamics, changing town infrastructure, and occupations.

The Air Pollutants of Climate Change

August 9, 2017

Climate change will likely have a significant impact on the world’s ecosystems, but it could also lead to more premature human deaths from air pollution, according to a new study from UNC researchers.

The Early Deaths of Appalachians

August 9, 2017

Appalachia, the mountainous region home to about 8 percent of Americans, is falling behind the rest of the United States in life expectancy and infant mortality, according to a new study co-authored by UNC’s Rebecca Slifkin.