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Can We Remember Refugees on Memorial Day?

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has been recognized as a progressive town in North Carolina and the U.S. South. Home to one of the oldest public universities in the nation, this town has played an important role in the civil rights movement,...Show More Summary

New study suggests women find men more attractive if they have a specific skill with their mouths.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

New research suggests that a man's storytelling ability makes him more attractive to women. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and SUNY Buffalo conducted the studies, in which undergrad students read descriptions of both males and females and then rated their attractiveness. Show More Summary

When the Knesset comes to town

Do not come to a small southern town and be rude and expect it to be taken lightly. This lesson was made clear recently when four Knesset members were guests at an April 11 town council meeting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and were greeted by pointed questions about Israeli policy towards the Palestinians.

Scientists digitally mimic evolution to create novel proteins

CHAPEL HILL - Proteins are nature's machines. They provide oxygen to power our muscles, catalyze reactions that help us extract energy from food, and fend off infections from bacteria and viruses. For decades, scientists have searched for ways to design new proteins that can serve specific purposes in medicine, research, and industry. Show More Summary

Are pressures for conformity biased toward the norms of higher income groups?

Only a shred of evidence, but a shred nonetheless: Kurt Gray, a co-author at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his colleagues investigated thousands of shoe purchases made by women who move to different cities, showing...Show More Summary

UNC's Meeks back for senior year after NBA draft flirtation

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the NBA draft and return for his senior season. The school announced Meeks' decision Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds with 28 starts, helping the Tar Heels win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship before reaching the NCAA title game. Show More Summary

Kennedy Meeks withdraws from NBA Draft, returns for senior season with Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return for his senior season.The school announced Meeks' decision Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 33 games...Show More Summary

Costs for Orally-Administered Cancer Drugs Skyrocket

An analysis by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher reports in JAMA Oncology that a month of treatment with orally-administered cancer drugs introduced in 2014 were, on average, six times more expensive at launch than cancer drugs introduced in 2000 after adjusting for medical inflation. Show More Summary

Researchers find brain circuit that controls binge drinking

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a circuit between two brain regions that controls alcohol binge drinking, offering a more complete picture on what drives a behavior that costs the United States more than $170 billion annually and how it can be treated. read more

Lagniappe: Brown Beer Bottles and the Wedge of Lime

Brewers learned long ago that dark bottles protect beer from the light and prevent it from developing a skunky "lightstruck" taste. But it wasn't until 2001 that scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found out exactly what causes that nasty flavor. Show More Summary

Katie Ziglar named Director of Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today that, following a national search, Katie Ziglar has been appointed as the Director of the Museum. Ziglar is currently the Director of External Affairs at the Freer|Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, a position she has held since 2003. Show More Summary

NC: Chapel Hill Transit to Buy up to 53 New Buses

The Town Council approved a five-year contract Monday for up to 53 clean diesel Chapel Hill Transit buses but also left the door open to add electric buses in the future.

Did butter get a bad rap?

CHAPEL HILL, NC - A research team led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health has unearthed more evidence that casts doubt on the traditional "heart healthy" practice of replacing butter and other saturated fats with corn oil and other vegetable oils high in linoleic acid. read more

Cheerleader Profiles: Corbin from UNC Chapel Hill

Last year, I got the chance to interview two cheerleaders from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill team. You've met Katie, now it’s time to meet Corbin.

Data-Driven Design | The User Experience

My two most recent columns shared some background about a librarywide UX improvement project at North Carolina’s Chapel Hill Public Library (CHPL), as well as some actual projects on which we’re working. Now I want to spend some time on the role of data.

Milemarker announce US tour, reissuing 'Frigid Forms Sell,' have a new 7?

Reunited Chapel Hill/Chicago post-hardcore vets Milemarker were recently announced for Atlanta's stacked Wrecking Ball festival, and now a full US tour has been announced surrounding that fest. They're also reissuing 2000's great Frigid Forms Sell and they have a new two-song 7". Continue reading…

UNC fans showed so much love to their team after their championship loss

North Carolina fought hard on Monday's national championship game, ultimately falling to Villanova after an exhilarating buzzer beater from Kris Jenkins. It was sadness all around Chapel Hill when that moment happened, but now that everyone's...Show More Summary

Frustrated UNC Student Too Busy Studying For Players’ Tests To Watch Title Game

2 months agoHumor : The Onion

CHAPEL HILL, NC—Lamenting that he won’t be able to watch the highly anticipated game with his friends, University of North Carolina junior Aaron Wright expressed his frustration Monday that he will be too busy studying for players’ tests to watch the Tar Heels play Villanova for the NCAA National Championship. Show More Summary

UNC, Villanova Advance To NCAA Championship

As March Madness ends, two teams have emerged as victors heading into the 2016 NCAA championship: Villanova University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases?

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have found a class of commonly used fungicides that produce gene expression changes similar to those in people with autism and neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer's...Show More Summary

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