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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.

NASA seeks nickname for tiny, icy world on solar system edge

NASA is seeking a nickname for a tiny, icy world on the edge of the solar system that's the next destination for New Horizons, the spacecraft that surveyed Pluto.

Einstein’s theory of happiness sells for $1.3M at auction

While Albert Einstein's theory of happiness may be relative, it fetched $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction on Tuesday.

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Llamas help disc golfers in Carolina Beach by serving as caddies

The Southeast Llama Rescue held a fundraiser Saturday in Carolina Beach to help abused, neglected or unwanted llamas. 

Volunteer brings neighborhood together to collect food for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

One man brought his Wilmington neighborhood together Saturday to collect bags of food for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. 

Traffic to shift on Market Street

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is planning to shift traffic on a major Wilmington street.

Carla Wallenda, member of famed high-wire act, dies at 85

Wallenda was the daughter of Karl Wallenda and began appearing in the family's act at an early age. She began topping the family's seven-person pyramid at age 15.