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Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina

The Duke Lemur Center is not a center for college-educated prosimians from Madagascar, but is instead the world's largest sanctuary for lemurs, lorises, and bush babies. In addition to its conservation work the center is also conducting research that may lead to advances in the science of prolonging life. Show More Summary

Today Among Our Benevolent Local Overlords

From the statement of facts in Kennedy’s opinion for the Court today in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission: In the 1990’s, dentists in North Carolina started whiten­ing teeth. Many of those who did so, including 8 of the Board’s 10 members during the period at issue in this case, earned […]

Quail Hollow to Host Presidents Cup in 2021

5 hours agoSports / Golf : On Par

The Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, will host the 2021 Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour announced on Wednesday.

Evening Must-Read: Ann Marie Marciarille: Teeth Whitening at the Supreme Court: Occupational Licensing and Antitrust Law

Ann Marie Marciarille: [Teeth Whitening at the Supreme Court: Occupational Licensing and Antitrust Law]( "The Supreme Court's 6-3 opinion in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners vs. FTC....

Marimuse Interview

In 1993, while I was working at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and exploring the educational potentials of the, then emerging, Internet, I ran across an intriguing and inspiring summer project being conducted at Maricopa Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. With the local school district, they invited a diverse group of students who […]

Inside NYC Ballet's Costume Design Workshop — Racked

A dancer in a Carolina Herrera costume awaiting her fitting. I enjoy peeking into inspiring studios and workspaces as much as I do homes, and this tour is no exception. Speaking as an artist, there is nothing more draining on your creativity...Show More Summary

Contaminated Drinking Water (Extra Scene from 'Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash')

10 hours agoNews : Vice News

In this extra scene, a couple living near a coal ash pond in Dukeville, North Carolina, speak about how finding out that their drinking water is contaminated shone a new light on the illnesses in their family and in the neighborhood over the years.

FCC ruling overturns state laws preventing municipal broadband expansion

The FCC moved to preempt elements of state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that were designed to restrict municipal providers in these communities from providing broadband service outside of their current serving areas, a move that could drive other states to act, as well as potential court challenges.

The Decline in Unionization and Inequality

Research by Jaumotte and Carolina Osorio Buitron of the IMF finds that "The decline in unionization in recent decades has fed the rise in incomes at the top": Power from the People: Inequality has risen in many advanced economies since...

Why names matter: The fight at Clemson over iconic university building named after racist governor

There has been a heated debate at Clemson University playing out over whether the name of an iconic building, Tillman Hall, should be  changed because its namesake, Benjamin Tillman, was a former South Carolina governor (1890-94) who was a vicious racist. Students and teachers are pushing for a change, while the head of the school’s […]

Study: Boyfriends Who Aren’t Speaking Are Thinking About Ending Relationship 90% Of Time

13 hours agoHumor : The Onion

CHAPEL HILL, NC—Confirming that the average boyfriend’s thoughts immediately turn to the subject during any period of silence, a study released Thursday by the University of North Carolina found that whenever a boyfriend isn’t speaking,...

Hypothetical Trade Ideas Based on the Latest NHL Rumors

Wednesday was a big day for NHL trades, as several key moves were made. The most notable of these was the Los Angeles Kings' acquisition of defenceman Andrej Sekera from Carolina, a rental that cost the team both a first-round draftShow More Summary

Cardinals need to find red zone rushing threat

TEMPE, Ariz. -- At first, it doesn't seem as if it could be right. Sitting at No. 32 in the NFL in red zone rushing? The Arizona Cardinals. The same 11-win Cardinals who lost to the Carolina Panthers in an NFC wild-card game. The three...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Rules for 'Free Market' Over 'Self-Dealing' State Licensing Board in Teeth-Whitening Case

15 hours agoNews : Reason

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday against the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners, holding the state board guilty of engaging in "self-dealing" anti-competitive practices aimed at driving non-dentists from the state's lucrative teeth-whitening market. The case, known as North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Show More Summary

North Carolina Senate passes bill to allow officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The North Carolina state Senate voted on Wednesday to allow government officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples without fear of being fired, adding a new twist to the gay marriage debate in a region where such unions have faced strong opposition. North Carolina, which began allowing gay...

North Carolina wants to allow officials to opt out of performing same-sex marriages

Government employees who oppose marriage equality could be allowed to discriminate without fear of being fired

ACC Tournament 2015: Dates, Top Players to Watch in Upcoming Event

There may be better conferences top to bottom than the ACC, but good luck finding a league with more star power and name recognition than the group that includes Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Louisville, Syracuse, Pittsburgh...Show More Summary

Seminal fluid praised in study

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A Feb 2105 paper published by North Carolina State and Cornell biologists finds seminal fluid to be way more than just a medium for sperm. It helps create an important "post-copulatory" environment because of "plasma proteins [that]Show More Summary

Kyle Busch has surgery on his left foot

Kyle Busch had his second surgery on Wednesday. Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Busch had what it termed successful surgery on his fractured left foot. The surgery happened after Busch was transferred back to North Carolina from Daytona...Show More Summary

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