Natural Sciences & Mathematics
North Carolina native and organic chemist Sidney Wilkerson-Hill is investigating ways to recreate the power of plants in the lab — work that could lead to advances in drug development.
The start of the new year is a great time to pick up a new habit that’ll help you reach your goals. It’s also a chance to leave a bad habit behind. Both are equally hard, but Carolina social psychologist Steven Buzinski explains how you can do it.
Flocks of birds. Schools of fish. Colonies of ants. Their strength is in numbers as they can fend off larger predators, move faster, and mate more easily. Daphne Klotsa, an applied physicist, studies how these biological swarms function in hopes to improve how humans and automated technologies navigate the world.
Becca Battaglini, the director of Carolina’s Lifetime Fitness program, shares tips for turning 2021 into a year of more exercise and activity — even when we’re mostly at home.
For the first time, hard-to-track lithium has been identified and measured in the atmosphere of burned out stars called white dwarfs, according to a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Progress in Photovoltaics and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released updated efficiencies for solar cells and UNC-Chapel Hill was recognized for the first time for the prestigious research accomplishment of world-record solar module efficiency.
Senior Nicole Toms hopes to use her Carolina degree in environmental sciences to help others see the collective power of their baby steps around the issues that will save the world.