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SC scientists discover new species of sharks

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South Carolina scientists have discovered 79 new species of sharks by comparing DNA with existing species. Full story...
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NC legislature bans sea level science

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North Carolina legislators have approved a four-year ban on using a state-sponsored science panel's predictions on the rate of sea level rise in dealing with coastal development issues. Full story...
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NC sea level calculation bill protested

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Another version of a bill that controls how North Carolina prepares for climate change along the coast is almost finished. Full story...
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NC Senate approves sea level calculation bill

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The North Carolina Senate has approved a bill that ignores scientists' warnings of rising sea levels. Senators approved the bill on a 34-to-11 vote Tuesday. The measure received little fanfare and no senators spoke in opposition to the measure. Full story...
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Barrier Island Study Center opens on Bald Head Island

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video A long time tourist destination could now be a travel spot for researchers as well. The Bald Head Island Conservancy announced the grand opening for their Barrier Island Study Center today. Full story...
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Students show skills in Science Olympiad

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Elementary students from all over the Cape Fear put on their thinking caps and got to work this weekend. Full story...
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Students get on bus to learn in lab

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The DESTINY Science Bus Discovery from UNC Chapel Hill transformed into a classroom for a New Hanover High School biology class for the day. DESTINY stands for Delivering Edge-cutting Science Technology and Internet across North Carolina for Years to come. Full story...
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NASA experiment may be visible in the Cape Fear

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Skywatchers in Wilmington and along the East Coast may be able to see a NASA experiment that will launch a series of rockets to learn more about the little-understood jet stream winds that circle the Earth at the edge of space. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools announces 2012 Science Fair winners

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The New Hanover County Science Fair was held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 on the campus of Murray Middle School. Nearly two hundred students in grades 3-12 participated. Full story...
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NASA finds planet that's just about right for life

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NASA has found a new planet outside our solar system that's eerily similar to Earth in key aspects. Full story...
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Kids of all ages learn wonders of science at Wilmington museum

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t's called SciFest, and this is the second year the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington has held the event. Folks visited a variety of hands-on activity stations, interacted with local scientists and watched some exciting demonstrations. Full story...
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Topsail MS student wins award at national science fair

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A few weeks ago, we told you about a local science standout headed to the national science fair. He's back home with an award. Full story...
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Local science standout heads to nationals

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video A Topsail Middle School 7th grader is heading to Washington after his science project took top honors in the state. Full story...
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NC museum hosts contest to concoct best bug buffet

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Which wine goes best with mealworms and crickets? The annual contest at a North Carolina museum may help answer the question. Full story...
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