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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.

Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports 2nd pregnancy

A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway.

NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere.

Hubble Space Telescope sidelined by serious pointing failure

The Hubble Space Telescope has been sidelined by a serious pointing problem.

Young Scientist Academy teaches kids STEM in a creative way

A local non-profit is providing a fun and creative environment to engage students in the natural world and explore research in science, technology, engineering and math.

‘The Science of You’ debuts at Children’s Museum of Wilmington

The Children's Museum of Wilmington unveils it's newest permanent exhibit Saturday.  'The Science of You' promise a one-of-a-kind experience in the Cape Fear that will be fun for both the young and the young-at-heart.

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer’s

Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.

NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

A NASA rover on Mars has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops the planet and blots out the sun.

NASA sending robotic geologist to Mars to dig super deep

Six years after last landing on Mars, NASA is sending a robotic geologist to dig deeper than ever before to take the planet's temperature.

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Late inning herorics lifts Hoggard Softball back into the Class 4A State Champioship

The Hoggard softball team is once again on their way to the Class 4A State Championship series. The Vikings scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning on Tuesday night to knock off Fuquay-Varina in the East Finals, 3-2. 

Cape Fear Academy boys lacrosse advances to state title game with win over SouthLake Christian

The Cape Fear Academy boys lacrosse team jumped out to the early 3-0 lead against SouthLake Christian Academy on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes were able to use that momentum to pick up the 8-6 win and advance to the NCISAA DII State Championship game.

Holcomb finishes second as Cape Fear golfers compete in the state championship

Laney High School senior Grace Holcomb was one of the many golfers from across the Cape Fear that competed in the state tournament this week. Holcomb wrapped up her prep career for the Buccaneers on Tuesday by finishing Runner-Up in Class 4A. 

Coach, teammates remember West Brunswick football star killed in boating accident

A Brunswick County high school football star and his older brother are dead after an accident on the water in South Carolina over the weekend.