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Singer James Taylor's Childhod Home in North Carolina Up for Auction

Can't you see the sunshine, can't you just feel the moonshine? Now you can make like James Taylor and go to his idyll of Carolina—not only in your mind but also in real life—because the Chapel Hill, North Carolina childhood home of five-time...Show More Summary

These Departments At UNC Chapel Hill Have Zero Republican Professors

Professors at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are 12 times more likely to be a registered Democrat than a registered Republican, The...

UNC Researchers Help Create Key Diagnostic Measures for Gastrointestinal Disorders

CHAPEL HILL, NC -- With no laboratory test available to diagnose functional gastrointestinal disorders, proper diagnostic criteria are critical for clinicians to make an accurate determination of what ails their patients. Several University...Show More Summary

Democrats Outnumber Republicans 12:1 On UNC Faculty, 15 Departments Have Zero Republicans

The College Fix, At UNC Chapel Hill, 16 Departments Have Zero Registered Republican Professors, Analysis Finds: Professors registered as Democrats outnumber those registered as Republicans by a ratio of roughly 12 to one at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – and in 15 departments zero registered Republican professors...

Researchers find better way to 'herd' electrons in solar fuel devices

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a new way to optimize electron transfer in semi-conductors used in solar fuel solutions. The finding, published today in Nature Chemistry, could have a big impact on devices that convert sunlight into electricity and fuel. read more

HeyMarket, mobile CRM for text messaging, stops you from drunk texting your customers

Like most stories worth telling, this one begins with bad time management. The day I was set to fly out to San Francisco, I was on the road with a friend driving to Chapel Hill from Chicago. By the time I got back, I had just under an hour to pack for my new home. Show More Summary

Horseback – “Shape Of The One Thing”

Jenks Miller plays guitar in the very good Chapel Hill country-rock band Mount Moriah, and he’s also the man behind Horseback, a fascinating one-man kinda-metal project. On his records as Horseback, Miller weds drone-metal aesthetics to mythic Americana and bleary-eyed psychedelia, and it’s a potent combination. As Horseback, Miller has released a rarities collection and […]

Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney disease

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Researchers have shown that the glucose-lowering drug liraglutide safely and effectively decreases the overall risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death for people with type 2 diabetes. These patients are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, which is the number one killer of people with type 2 diabetes. Show More Summary

Writing “Linked Novels”: A Series of Standalones Sans Spoilers

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Katie Rose Guest Pryal, J.D., Ph.D., is a novelist, freelance journalist, and erstwhile law professor in Chapel Hill, NC. She is the author of the Entanglement Series, which includes Entanglement, Love And Entropy, and Chasing Chaos, all from Velvet Morning Press. Show More Summary

Austin Festival Inspired Wedding at Star Hill Ranch

With the word “festival” guiding their design choices, Allison and John threw an Austin, Texas wedding to remember at vintage-rustic Star Hill Ranch. The venue’s little white chapel provided shelter from the rain as the pair shared their first look, where brightly colored windows made for a festive backdrop. Show More Summary

Merge Records Artists To Play Tribute To The Music Of Philip Glass, David Bowie, & Brian Eno

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall will host a tribute to Philip Glass next year in celebration of the experimental composer’s 80th birthday. One of the performances focuses on Symphony No. 4, “Heroes,” Glass’ interpretation of David Bowie’s 1977 album Heroes, which was co-written by Brian Eno. The piece will be performed by the UNC Symphony Orchestra […]

In all US regions, broad support for increasing legal age of tobacco sales

CHAPEL HILL - Although the United States' current political environment is rancorous, a national survey has found strong support in all regions of the United States for raising the legal age of tobacco sales. read more

In All U.S. Regions, Broad Support for Increasing Legal Age of Tobacco Sales

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that in all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales.

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.

last monthHumor / 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

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