R Grammar Gaffes Ruining The Language? Maybe Not

August 2, 2012

Good grammar may have came and went. …Reading and listening to contemporary English, you just might think that the language is going to hell, and there is plenty of evidence to help make your argument. “Every year fewer and fewer … Continued

Families of Athletes to Sue Over Heat-Related Deaths

August 1, 2012

… In a period of less than 20 years, 40 high school football players have died from heat stroke, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research at the University of North Carolina. The numbers have increased in … Continued

Joseph DeSimone on being an inventor

July 31, 2012

Joseph DeSimone has applied his expertise in chemistry to a range of fields including green manufacturing, medical devices and nanomedicine over the course of his career. Dr. DeSimone is the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at University of North Carolina … Continued

Reefs in the Anthropocene – Zombie Ecology?

July 14, 2012

… John Bruno, a marine ecologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-creator of the “Sea Monster” blog, said the piece does not reflect the science on reef conditions and threats and fundamentally disagreed with the … Continued

At Checkpoint Charlie, a battle over visions

July 12, 2012

… “It’s a scandal to have hot dog stands and people in fake uniforms,” said Konrad Jarausch, a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who was born in Germany and is leading the effort to … Continued

Animals use magnetic sense to navigate

July 10, 2012

… Kenneth Lohmann, a biology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who studies animals’ magnetic sense, said the findings have ramifications beyond the realm of rainbow trout. “If the authors are correct that the magnetite they … Continued

China: One-child policy is a threat to growth

July 9, 2012

… The gender imbalance may not be as bad as it seems. Yong Cai, a demographer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says many girls’ births were simply never registered. “School enrolment data suggest that the number … Continued