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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.

Plastic-eating enzyme discovered, could help fight pollution

Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could help in the fight against pollution.

Brunswick Co. robotics team could head to state championships

We have some good news to pass along! It looks like some students in Brunswick County could be heading to the robotics state championship.

Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died

The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, "A Brief History of Time," became an international best seller, making him one of science's biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein.

Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth

Twitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people.

500,000 pounds of human trash litters the moon, report finds

The moon is littered with about 500,000 pounds of “garbage” from human landings an exploration, according to NASA. 

Are poinsettias poisonous? What science says about common holiday lore

Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them.

California man launching homemade rocket to prove Earth is flat

It is now just one day until ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes plans to strap himself to a homebuilt, steam-powered rocket, and fire himself 1,800 feet into the air in a bid to prove that the Earth is flat.

Missouri approves using pigs for research, despite protests

The University of Missouri says it will continue to use live pigs to train emergency room doctors, despite protests involving national and local advocates.

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Carolina Beach boardwalk amusement rides have officially opened to the public

The amusement rides on the Carolina Beach boardwalk are officially up and running for the summer season.

Debris left behind from devastating fire at Paradise Cove Condominiums is being torn down

More than 2 months have passed and today the debris left behind is finally being torn down.

UNCW program hopes to connect Wilmington residents with international students

UNCW is looking to connect its international students with local residents, in an effort to add more comfort to the college experience.

World’s largest swim lesson helps keep kids afloat

As we dive into summer, are area children ready for fun in the sun? With the help of the Nir Family YMCA, they will be. The YMCA partnered with Waves of Wilmington swim team to offer kids across New Hanover County free swim lessons.