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UNCW lab first in NC to spawn threatened coral species in captivity

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Coral REEF Lab recently became the first in the state to induce coral spawning in captivity.

Science teachers, students get Times Square New Year’s stage

This year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square will spotlight efforts to combat climate change when high school science teachers and students press the button that begins the famous 60-second ball drop and countdown to next year.

Full Harvest Moon will illuminate the night sky on Friday the 13th

A Harvest Moon will occur on the upcoming Friday the 13th, making for a spooky night just ahead of the start of fall — the season of haunted hayrides and Halloween.

Baby lobster numbers spell trouble for shellfish population

Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Canada while tailing off in New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish's population will look like in several years.

Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole

Scientists on Wednesday released the first image ever made of a black hole, revealing a fiery ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss.

Women highlight STEM-related careers on Pi Day

Female STEM professionals - including meteorologists - are wear purple Thursday to bring awareness to the need for more women in science, technology, engineering, and math careers.

‘Teacher of the Week’ uses mousetraps to teach science

No doubt you've seen or used spring-loaded mouse traps but one Cape Fear teacher uses them to capture his students' attention about science.

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

Earth's north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast in the last few decades that scientists that past estimates are no longer accurate enough for precise navigation.

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto

The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto hurtled toward a New Year's Day rendezvous with a tiny, icy world a billion miles farther out, in what would make it the most distant cosmic body ever explored by humankind.

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Gasoline spill in North Carolina worse than first reported

A report filed to the state shows that a crack in the wall of a gasoline pipeline caused more than a million gallons to spill in a North Carolina nature preserve. That's more than four times the size that a company initially reported.

NC wasting some COVID doses, top health official says

North Carolina is seeing a small amount of coronavirus vaccines wasted. Mandy Cohen is the state's top public health official.

Nazi flag under ‘Biden Harris’ sign replaced with American flag

A Nazi flag hung on a tree in North Carolina under a "Biden Harris" campaign sign has been torn down and replaced with an American flag.

Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel

President Joe Biden laid out his to plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in office, warning Americans that the worst is still to come.