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NC SAT scores slightly higher, below national rate

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Average scores for public school seniors taking the SAT rose two points in 2014, but their overall scores were slightly below the national average. A statement from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday said the state's critical reading score of 499 surpassed the nation's reading score of 497. Full story...
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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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