Big hits, broken dreams

November 11, 2011

The sport of tackle football can be very dangerous. Can teams play safely and still win? Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. (Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, Kenan Distinguished Professor and Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at UNC-Chapel … Continued

2012 candidates slip on Econ 101

November 9, 2011

…Another economics professor who teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael Salemi, was able to identify statements from six candidates that “would earn failing grades in my Econ 101 class.” Salemi called Ron Paul’s rationale for returning to … Continued

Animals moving to keep with rising temps

November 7, 2011

…”Not a lot of marine critters have been able to keep up with that,” study co-author John Bruno, a marine ecologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in a statement. “Being stuck in a warming environment can cause … Continued

When Is A Moth Like A Hummingbird?

November 4, 2011

A hawk moth (Manduca sexta) feeds by hovering in front of flowers and slurping nectar through a proboscis, basically a body-length straw. To understand how these moths keep such a precise position in the air, Tyson Hedrick, a biologist and … Continued

NFL to educate game officials on recognizing players’ concussions

November 2, 2011

…Kevin Guskiewicz, the director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at the University of North Carolina, said it was unfortunate , but perhaps understandable, that Dielman’s injury was not seen by Chargers’ medical staff on the sideline. … Continued

Screen-spy program can read texts and emails

November 2, 2011

Next time you’re tapping off a private text message or sensitive email in a public place, consider this: someone could be reading every letter you type from up to 60 metres away. “We can be in the second floor of … Continued

Experts Challenge China’s 1-Child Population Claim

October 27, 2011

…”A draconian birth control policy is not the answer to the world population problem,” said Yong Cai, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an expert on China’s population. Cai said Zhai and the government … Continued

Democracy Up Close

October 24, 2011

Political science professor Andrew Reynolds knows what the mechanics of democracy look like up close. He’s spent much of his career traveling to countries to advise people on the transition to democracy and was recently in Libya. He’s encouraged by … Continued