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  • August 14, 2012 - 12:01pm

    Titanic, the ship of dreams, still fascinates readers, moviegoers and just about anyone who has heard the tragic tale, even a century after an iceberg sent the now-legendary ship to the bottom of the icy North Atlantic. Starting September 29, visitors to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences can follow that fateful voyage, take on the identity of a passenger, touch the iceberg and see more than 200 artifacts recovered from the broken ship’s debris field two-and-a-half miles beneath the surface.

  • August 8, 2012 - 4:50pm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 8, 2012      
    Science, Education, Travel Editors. Images available.    
    Contact: Emelia.Cowans@naturalsciences.org; 919.733.7450, ext. 305

  • August 8, 2012 - 2:32pm

    [RALEIGH] — In 1993, a baby bonobo changed Claudine Andre’s life forever.

  • August 2, 2012 - 4:58pm

    ATHENS, Ohio (Aug. 2, 2012) — The rise of the Rocky Mountains and the appearance of a major seaway that divided North America may have boosted the evolution of new dinosaur species, according to a new Ohio University-led study.

  • July 30, 2012 - 5:14pm

    [RALEIGH] - At NASA they’ve called it “Seven Minutes of Terror” — the white-knuckle moments as the new Curiosity rover goes tearing into the Martian atmosphere and, engineers hope, lands safely seven minutes later.

  • July 25, 2012 - 2:59pm

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  • July 25, 2012 - 1:06pm

    The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Nature Art Gallery will host an exhibit of paintings by Shelly Hehenberger starting Friday, August 3, with an opening reception for the artist from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The show, titled Chaos and Cosmos, continues through Monday, September 3.

  • July 18, 2012 - 3:53pm

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “The only certain things in life are death and taxes,” indicating that change is inevitable. How has the world changed in the last 30 to 40 years? Where would we be without cell phones, DVDs, and the Internet?

  • July 16, 2012 - 2:59pm

    There’s no honor among thieves when it comes to rodent robbers—which turns out to be a good thing for tropical trees that depend on animals to spread their seeds.

  • July 13, 2012 - 9:37am

    Science Cafe: What’s all the fuss about the Higgs boson? Science comedian Brian Malow and NC State University physicist Dean Lee help you understand what the Higgs field is, what the Higgs boson is, and how they can be responsible for other particles having mass. What are particles, anyway?


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