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  • University of North Carolina experts question research by whistleblower

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. A trio of experts hired by UNC-Chapel Hill to review claims of subpar reading skills among more than 120 athletes found broad problems with whistleblower Mary Willingham's research, the university said Friday. The university said that...
  • Parents can do more to help kids learn to drive safely

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents may be missing some good teachable moments when their kids are learning to drive, U.S. researchers say. Recordings of parent-child pairs when the child was driving found a little over half of the talk was driving...
  • Large numbers of veterans with PTSD live near military bases

    WASHINGTON The Army specialist who killed three soldiers at Fort Hood last week isn't the only person from the neighborhoods that surround the massive military base near Killeen, Texas, who's been evaluated for or diagnosed with mental illness. Data...
  • Are Americans smart to stop drinking diet soda?

    Are Americans smart to stop drinking diet soda?
    When I was director of the Congressional Budget Office, I was testifying so frequently to the Senate Finance Committee that the chairman granted me a special exception to the committee rules: He allowed me to drink diet soda rather than just water...
  • Chuck Stone, professor and pioneering journalist, dies at 89

    Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone Jr., a pioneering black journalist and an influential journalism professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died Sunday at 89. Stone was remembered by his colleagues as a gifted teacher who shared...
  • Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent

    Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent
    Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family...
  • Planets can be positively perplexing

    I still remember the mnemonic as if it were 1972 and I was sitting in fourth grade science class. My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. The first letter from each word aided countless primary school kids like me in memorizing the nine...
  • After more than a century, a jewel of ocean research targeted for closure

    WASHINGTON For more than a century, federal scientists have worked on Pivers Island near the historic town of Beaufort, N.C., and the beaches of Emerald Isle studying the ocean, and the fish, turtles and dolphins of its sea grass estuaries and rocky...
  • US again leads the world in patents; China surges past Germany

    GENEVA The United States retained its lead as the world's most inventive country in 2013, accounting for 27.9 percent of all international patent applications, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization, which tracks patent applications...
  • Group spreads college gospel

    MAYODAN, N.C. On the labyrinthine path to the American higher education dream, Alex Lucas holds hands and nudges nervous students through the roadblocks. The 24-year-old graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill works as a college...
  • Ask the Mompreneur: Encouragement helped one woman make it in STEM field

    This week's "Ask the Mompreneur" features an interview with Aisha Davis, a graduate of Microsoft's DigiGirlz program and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. She currently works at Microsoft as a technical account manager in Charlotte. The...