Museum of Natural Sciences http://wunc.org en Supergluing Your Face For Science http://wunc.org/post/supergluing-your-face-science <p></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">A project at the Museum of Natural Sciences pulls samples of face mites from subjects’ faces which can be examined under a microscope. </span></font></span></font></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:13:13 +0000 Frank Stasio & Laura Lee 38302 at http://wunc.org Supergluing Your Face For Science 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 Beers Of North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/beers-north-carolina <p></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;">Since 1980, North Carolina's beer industry has grown from four breweries to nearly 100. The craft beer explosion has far-reaching effects in the local economy, community and agriculture. It has inspired a great deal of creativity, including the development of beer made from yeast that grows on wasps. </span></font></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:56:37 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33047 at http://wunc.org Beers Of North Carolina Science Is Funny. No, Really. http://wunc.org/post/science-funny-no-really <p>For many comedians, the biggest dream is a packed house at a famous comedy club. But for science comedian Brian Malow, the dream is a room packed with science and engineering types, laughing at jokes only the geekiest among us might understand. Host Frank Stasio talks with Malow, curator of the Daily Planet at the Museum of Natural Sciences.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:16:10 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 32975 at http://wunc.org Science Is Funny. No, Really. Bomb-Sniffing African Rats? - SOT Is Live At Museum http://wunc.org/post/bomb-sniffing-african-rats-sot-live-museum <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="340" scrolling="no" src="http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/naturalsciences?layout=4&amp;height=340&amp;width=560&amp;autoplay=false" style="border:0;outline:0" width="560"></iframe></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:33:40 +0000 Frank Stasio, Nicole Campbell & Carol Jackson 31258 at http://wunc.org Bomb-Sniffing African Rats? - SOT Is Live At Museum The Triangle's Chances For Google Fiber http://wunc.org/post/triangles-chances-google-fiber <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://fiber.google.com/newcities/">Google recently announced</a> nine metro areas under consideration for its latest internet technology: Google Fiber.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:10:40 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 31232 at http://wunc.org The Triangle's Chances For Google Fiber Enormous African Rats Detect Landmines Across The Continent http://wunc.org/post/enormous-african-rats-detect-landmines-across-continent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Most Americans think of rats as nuisances to be trapped and destroyed. But in Tanzania,</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">giant pouched rats use their acute sense of smell to detect landmines and other explosives. <a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/">Dr. Danielle Lee</a> is an animal behavior scientist based at Oklahoma State University and she researches the African giant pouched rat.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:08:56 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31256 at http://wunc.org Enormous African Rats Detect Landmines Across The Continent Video: Live From Downtown Raleigh Nov. 22 http://wunc.org/post/video-live-downtown-raleigh-nov-22 <p>Today, The State of Things is broadcasting live from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Look below to watch the program live.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no" src="http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/naturalsciences?layout=4&amp;clip=pla_92423c66-0db5-421a-bcf4-94b8431fb75e&amp;color=0x8cb6e5&amp;autoPlay=false&amp;mute=false&amp;iconColorOver=0x5484ba&amp;iconColor=0x386496&amp;allowchat=true&amp;height=350&amp;width=600" style="border:0;outline:0" width="600"></iframe></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:39:13 +0000 Laura Lee, Shawn Wen, Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26236 at http://wunc.org Video: Live From Downtown Raleigh Nov. 22 NC Scientist Helps Discover New Dinosaur http://wunc.org/post/nc-scientist-helps-discover-new-dinosaur <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">The&nbsp;</span><font face="Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;"><span lang="en"><i>Tyrannosaurus</i></span></font><font face="Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</font><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">Rex is the indisputable king of the dinosaurs, but it wasn’t always that way. <a href="http://naturalsciences.org/nature-research-center/directors/lindsay-zanno">Lindsay Zanno</a>&nbsp;--&nbsp;director of paleontology and geology research at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and assistant research professor in the department of biology at North Carolina State University -- helped discover a new dinosaur in North America. It is called Siats meekerorum, and it was one of the top three predators ever discovered in North America. In fact, it ruled over the early ancestors of the T-Rex.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:39:03 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26235 at http://wunc.org NC Scientist Helps Discover New Dinosaur The Intersection Of Science And Public Policy http://wunc.org/post/intersection-science-and-public-policy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">Science is a place where facts and objectivity reign supreme while politics is a blend of perspectives and opinions. So what happens when science and public policy collide? </span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:30:24 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 26234 at http://wunc.org The Intersection Of Science And Public Policy