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Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in NC, SC

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Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum offers astronomy program for children

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video The Cape Fear Museum offers fun and education program every Saturday in the Learning Center. This month children can learn about astronomy. Full story...
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Scientists to drop research drones into hurricanes

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The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts - but it's nearly impossible for scientists to see. Full story...
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NC scientists to issue 30-year sea level forecast

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videoA North Carolina commission has decided to ask scientists to only make a 30-year prediction of how fast the ocean will rise off the state's coast. Full story...
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Study: Clinical trials have benefits for patients, economy

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While Wilmington usually receives attention for the area's beaches, clinical trial research is also getting the region attention. Today biopharmaceutical research companies touted the impact of trials on the economy. Full story...
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Nano Days at Cape Fear Museum

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video A nation-wide education exhibit comes to the Port City teaching kids about nanoscale science and engineering. Full story...
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Young scientists compete in regional Science Olympiad

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video Area middle and high school students competed in events that put science, engineering and mathematics skills to the test. Full story...
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Southeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair

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videoOver 200 science and engineering projects filled the New Hanover hall gym Saturday, Feb 8th. Full story...
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Scholar discusses mystery of Star of Bethlehem

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video The Gospel of Matthew claims a mysterious star appeared at the birth of Jesus. Tonight at UNCW, a scholar is trying to explain the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem. Full story...
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STEM activity day exposes kids to science

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videoScience surrounds us every day, and the City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation department wants kids to explore it. Full story...
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Science Channel explores region's mysterious booms in new show

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videoThe Science Channel will feature the Cape Fear Region tomorrow on the series premiere of "The Unexplained Files." The episode called "The Carolina Beach Boom" profiles the so-called Seneca Guns frequently heard and felt around the region. Full story...
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16 dolphins wash ashore on Outer Banks in a week

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Scientists along the North Carolina Outer Banks say at least 16 dolphins have washed up on the shores from Corolla to Avon in the last week. Full story...
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Adorable new mammal species found 'in plain sight'

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videoResearchers are announcing the rare discovery of a new species of mammal. It's a raccoon-sized creature with a teddy bear face called the olinguito. Full story...
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Locals react to study that says sea levels on the rise

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video Scientists say rising temperatures worldwide could soon lead to rising tides in and around the Port City. Residents are concerned and so are scientists. They say it could happen as early as 2030. Full story...
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Study: Sea level rise could impact Wilmington in next few decades

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video Rising temperatures worldwide could soon lead to rising tides in and around the Port City. A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences says sea level is on the rise and unless we change the way we do things today there may not be a way to stop it. Full story...
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