Science http://wunc.org en [VIDEO] Dinosaur Theft Suspects Turn Themselves In, Authorities Say http://wunc.org/post/video-dinosaur-theft-suspects-turn-themselves-authorities-say <p>Two suspects in the Monday theft of an expensive dinosaur model from the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences voluntarily turned themselves in Thursday morning, officials say. The stolen property has been recovered.&nbsp;</p><p>Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of&nbsp; Raleigh, and&nbsp; Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of&nbsp;Holly Springs are charged with two counts of theft or destruction of property of public libraries, museums, etc.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:14:49 +0000 Carol Jackson 39099 at http://wunc.org [VIDEO] Dinosaur Theft Suspects Turn Themselves In, Authorities Say Noted Biologist, Naturalist E.O. Wilson Releases Cutting-Edge iBook Textbook http://wunc.org/post/noted-biologist-naturalist-eo-wilson-releases-cutting-edge-ibook-textbook <p>Attention teachers and lifelong learners: noted naturalist and biologist Dr. Edward O. Wilson has a new product out that just might make you swoon. It's a gorgeous high-tech interactive textbook series with full-color photos, 3D animations and interviews with working scientists. It's aligned with educational standards and it's free.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:15:03 +0000 Carol Jackson 38182 at http://wunc.org Noted Biologist, Naturalist E.O. Wilson Releases Cutting-Edge iBook Textbook Send A Picture Of Whatever To Mars For $1 http://wunc.org/post/send-picture-whatever-mars-1 <p>My dog. Hands down - that's the picture I'm sending to Mars. No questions asked.</p><p>There's a group of students at Duke who are trying to give me the opportunity for about $1. <a href="http://www.timecapsuletomars.com/">Time Capsule To Mars</a> is a several-years-long project that is crowdfunding to cover much of the cost of sending a satellite time capsule to the Red Planet.</p><p>For now, they're accepting picture uploads. But they plan to expand all sorts of media.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eric Mennel 37867 at http://wunc.org Send A Picture Of Whatever To Mars For $1 When Poetry And Science Collide http://wunc.org/post/when-poetry-and-science-collide <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Poet </span><a href="http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/people/shapiroa" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Alan Shapiro</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> says good science writing, like good poetry, asks questions and evokes a sense of wonder. His new book, "</span><a href="http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo17323008.html" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Reel to Reel</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">" (</span><a href="http://press.uchicago.edu/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">University of Chicago Press/2014</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">), takes inspiration from biology, astronomy and physics.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">The poems move between the intimately familiar and the vastly unknowable, considering both the frustrations of political hypocrisy and the mysteries of human consciousness.&nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Homeric Turns, Part 2</span></strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">The gods laugh, that’s what they’re good at, laughing.</span><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">They laugh at the crippled god, his shriveled legs,</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">His hobbling, and his mother, in a little</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Shadow play of suffering at the sight of him,</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Her crippled baby, laughs the loudest, and then</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Laughs even louder when she hurls him out</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Of heaven, and he falls, and while he falls</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">The laughter echoing around him is</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">The measure of the pure unbreathable cold</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Height of the heaven he’s falling from and through,</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Hilarity of light and air, delight’s</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Effacement of everything but itself.</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">And the crippled baby tumbling to earth</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">In a charade of terror? Don’t let him</span><br style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;" /><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Deceive you—he’s a god—he’s laughing too.</span></p></blockquote><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:40:58 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37560 at http://wunc.org When Poetry And Science Collide STORY UPDATE: How A Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Will Kick-Start The 2014 World Cup http://wunc.org/post/story-update-how-mind-controlled-robotic-suit-will-kick-start-2014-world-cup <p>Earlier this year we brought you a story about the connection between a mind-controlled robotic suit and soccer's World Cup. We have updated the story at the bottom of the page.</p><p><strong>Original story:</strong></p><p>The upcoming World Cup is sure to go down in the history books even before the competition starts.&nbsp; This year, a paralyzed teen will use a mind-controlled robotic suit to help stand, walk and make the opening kick to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:26:00 +0000 Nancy Wang 31547 at http://wunc.org STORY UPDATE: How A Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Will Kick-Start The 2014 World Cup LISTEN: Phoebe Judge Interviews 14 Year-Old Chapel Hill Inventor, Two Patents http://wunc.org/post/listen-phoebe-judge-interviews-14-year-old-chapel-hill-inventor-two-patents <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the last few years, Chase Lewis has patented two life-saving inventions, been a finalist in five national science competitions, and earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Silver Award. Oh, and he’s only 14 years old.</span></p><p>Lewis, who is homeschooled, has long been interested in science and inventions.</p><p>“My grandfather was an aeronautical physicist who worked on the Apollo program,” Lewis said. “I’ve gotten to spend some time with him, and we talk about science and inventions all the time.”</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Nancy Wang & Phoebe Judge 36446 at http://wunc.org LISTEN: Phoebe Judge Interviews 14 Year-Old Chapel Hill Inventor, Two Patents LISTEN: This Is What Your Voice Should Not Sound Like In A Job Interview http://wunc.org/post/listen-what-your-voice-should-not-sound-job-interview-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you go into a job interview, you’re being judged on so many different things - far more than your knowledge of the industry. Many employers asses how you dress, your body language, how enthusiastic you are. For some women a new Duke study shows that even your voice may play a factor.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:21:58 +0000 Nancy Wang 36435 at http://wunc.org LISTEN: This Is What Your Voice Should Not Sound Like In A Job Interview Rain Forest Diversity http://wunc.org/post/rain-forest-diversity <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Rain forests are home to an incredible variety of species. From cute </span>olinguitos<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> to slimy </span>spittlebugs<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">, scientists are discovering creatures all the time. The exhibit "Rainforest Adventure" at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences educates kids on rain forest diversity and conservation.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:46:17 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36355 at http://wunc.org Rain Forest Diversity Man Versus Science http://wunc.org/post/man-versus-science <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Can an NFL running back muster the same force as a running bull? Does a nine-foot python squeeze harder than a martial arts star?</span></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 16:04:17 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 35551 at http://wunc.org Man Versus Science Lemurs In 3-D http://wunc.org/post/lemurs-3-d <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Sixty-five million years ago, ancestors of lemurs journeyed from Africa to Madagascar on a raft of vegetation. This explanation for their arrival, now widely accepted, was the dissertation of <a href="http://biology.duke.edu/yoderlab/">Anne Yoder</a>, director of the <a href="http://lemur.duke.edu/">Duke Lemur Center</a>. It is also the subject of a new IMAX movie, "<a href="https://www.imax.com/movies/m/island-of-lemurs-madagascar/">Island of Lemurs: Madagascar</a>". Many of the lemurs that star in the film are Durham residents who were trained locally by behavioral manager Meg Dye.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:18:54 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35034 at http://wunc.org Lemurs In 3-D