October 10, 2013 - 11:32amRALEIGH — The first vampires were eastern Europeans who didn’t get enough vitamins. Haitians who practice Voodoo used pufferfish poison to turn people into zombies and a fungus in colonial America created witches…at least in the eyes of their accusers. For Halloween enthusiasts who also love science, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Rocky Top Hospitality will host a three-course meal that will highlight the evolution of the culinary explanations for scary monsters and how we’ve come to view them over the years.
October 8, 2013 - 4:08pm
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will serve as the launch pad for a cutting edge “citizen science” program that will train educators in teaching science through original research projects that let teachers and students share in scientific discoveries.
October 2, 2013 - 12:58pm
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October 1, 2013 - 3:55pm
RALEIGH — Take a walk into the dense rainforests of New Guinea and Australia and, with the help of National Geographic’s cameras, see all 39 species of birds-of-paradise display a kaleidoscope of brilliant plumage, bizarre courtship rituals and the amazing power of millions of years of evolution
September 26, 2013 - 2:09pm
RALEIGH — History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball, weighed only 183.9 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path.
September 25, 2013 - 11:30amDr. Margaret D. Lowman, research professor in the College of Sciences at North Carolina State University and senior scientist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, will teach and study coffee forests in Ethiopia this winter as part of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar Program. Lowman will spend three weeks in Ethiopia in January conducting forest research with faculty and graduate students at Jimma University.
September 23, 2013 - 10:17am
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September 18, 2013 - 1:38pm
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September 17, 2013 - 4:50pm
RALEIGH, NC — Sina Bahram was like lots of kids who struggle with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Except unlike most kids, Bahram is blind.