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Bird food bytes

October 4, 2021

UNC biologist Allen Hurlbert has built a comprehensive online database of North American bird diets. An article was published Oct. 4 in the journal Scientific Data that describes how the database was created.

Research UNCovered: Nihar Vaidya

September 1, 2021

Nihar Vaidya is a Chancellor’s Science Scholar who uses computational neural networks to analyze brain patterns found in MRI data sets to predict when patients may encounter seizures caused by epilepsy.

In search of exoplanets

July 19, 2021

There are currently more than 4,000 identified exoplanets, and senior Madyson Barber is searching for more.

A buzz about Carolina

June 18, 2021

Senior Addie Wilson has always been interested in environmentalism, but what that looked like changed after she learned about the Carolina Beekeeping Club.

An Origin Story

January 16, 2019

Most theoretical physicists don’t see their predictions confirmed in their lifetimes, as it can take centuries to discover the physical phenomena that marks them true. But that hasn’t been the case for UNC’s Laura Mersini-Houghton, who’s seen six of her predictions about the origins of the universe verified in the last decade.

The Survivors

January 9, 2019

Heat-resistant. Cold-weather tough. Outer space savvy. If anything, tardigrades are survivors above all else. But what makes them so resilient? Thomas Boothby strives to figure that out and discover how these microscopic animals can be used to preserve biological samples … Continued