earth

Nature’s Compass

How can animals travel thousands of miles on a migratory path yet most people need...
a Google Maps satellite view of Hawaii Island

Unearthing the Planet’s History

About 2 billion years ago, the oceans were green, the land red and rocky, and...
Bartolomé Island in the Galapogos Archipelago

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

About 71 percent of Earth is water. Of that water, 96.5 percent is oceans. So...
Alan Weakley reaches for a pitcher plant

The Life Botanic

Alan Weakley has spent his career cataloguing the plants of the Southeastern United States. Most...

Building Resilience for Storm-Battered N.C.

The record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season included 30 storms, and while North Carolina managed to...
a picture showing the inside of the NuDot experiment

The Invisible Chase

Just over 100 years ago, physicists stumbled upon an elementary particle that could answer questions...

Tiny Molecules, Big Potential

North Carolina native and organic chemist Sidney Wilkerson-Hill is investigating ways to recreate the power...
a swarm of starlings in the sky

Cooperation Over Competition

Flocks of birds. Schools of fish. Colonies of ants. Their strength is in numbers as...

Research UNCovered, 2019-2020

Since Fall 2019, Research UNCovered has showcased the many faces of research at Carolina, from...