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NPR science host Flatow visits WHQR

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video The host of the radio show "Science Friday" is in Wilmington to make appearances for WHQR. NPR science correspondent Ira Flatow has a weekly call-in radio program that connects listeners with scientists. Full story...
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Topsail HS students win electric car competition again

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video The Topsail High School Electric Vehicle Team won first place in the electric vehicle challenge for the 10th year in a row. The competition is between schools nationwide. Full story...
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Star Party kicks off North Carolina's Science Festival

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videoThe universe is still a vast mystery to us. A mystery most people just enjoy taking in. That's why over 700 people lined up at Airlie Gardens Friday night to do some star gazing. Star Parties around the state kicked off North Carolina's Science Festival. The goal is to get people more interested in science. Full story...
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Sweet water? UNCW study shows Splenda polluting waterways

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video Splenda is one of America's most used artificial sweeteners, but a study from UNCW shows its key ingredient could be polluting area waterways. Full story...
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Mystery at the Museum

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videoSomeone stole a fossil this weekend from the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, and a group of kids played detective. Mystery at the Museum engages kids in science and problem solving through a pretend crime scene investigation. Kids investigated clues and even did their own lab work to solve the mystery. Full story...
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5th Annual Striperfest is just days away

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video From educational events to a live auction, find out what you can enjoy during this weekend's Striperfest. Full story...
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US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide

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Government meteorologists say 2012 was by far the hottest year on record in the United States. The average temperature was off the charts at over 55 degrees. That's a full degree warmer than the previous record of 1998. Normally, temperature records are broken by about a tenth of a degree. Full story...
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Tim Buckley goes to back to school to judge science fair

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video WWAY StormTrack 3 Meteorologist Tim Buckley put his science skills to work at school today. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New techniques battling hearing loss in military, civilians

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videoOur military men and women sometimes return home with scars from combat such as lost limbs, PTSD and brain injuries. But the most common injury among our troops is invisible: Hearing loss. But new doctors are using techniques to cure it. Full story...
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Aquarium tracks young turtles to learn more about them

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videoA new program at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is keeping tabs on some young sea turtles. The staff has tagged the reptiles with trackers for the very first time. Full story...
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Whiteville museum hosts fossil fair

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This weekend the North Carolina Museum of Forestry in Whiteville will open up its doors on Saturday for a fossil fair. Full story...
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Duke University has first home-grown Nobel winner

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Duke University's first home-grown Nobel Prize winner says nothing is better than sharing the honor with a former student. Full story...
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Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dies

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Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became first to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11, has died. He was 82 years old. Armstrong had heart surgery several weeks ago, and a statement from his family said he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. Full story...
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2.75 million-year-old whale skull on display at Lake Waccamaw

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video A whale skull fossil found in Lake Waccamaw four years ago is now on exhibit. Scientists estimate the fossil is 2.75 million years old. They also say they may have discovered an entirely new species. Full story...
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Perdue green lights watered-down sea-level bill

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Gov. Bev Perdue has decided not to veto a bill that places a moratorium on using a state-sponsored science panel's recommendation to plan for rising sea levels. The bill becomes law as a result of her inaction. Full story...
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