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Why Do Some Laptops Catch on Fire?

Why Do Some Laptops Catch on Fire?

A flammable component in many of our electronics could soon be a thing of the past.
To tube or not to tube?

To tube or not to tube?

Every year, millions of children undergo surgery to have tubes placed in their ears. UNC researchers are reviewing years of studies to see whether this common surgery is always necessary.
Ever Greener

Ever Greener

In the shade of the longleaf pine, some N.C. plants find relief from global warming.
Your Brain on Salt

Your Brain on Salt

UNC’s Patrick Giguere uncovers a single sodium ion that regulates how pain medications work in the brain, a key discovery that carries the promise of a better class of drugs.
Radiation Revolution

Radiation Revolution

Designed to kill tumors, microbeams spare surrounding tissue.
Weighing the Evidence

Weighing the Evidence

What messages are children's movies sending about weight?

Winter 2012

BIG on the PIG: North Carolina’s hog farming industry is one of the largest in the nation. Is it also making people sick?
Winter 2011

Winter 2011

Songs as bullets, music as bombs.
Fall 2011

Fall 2011

Two-year-old Jonah Weishaar has a rare and fatal disease. There is no cure. His mother started a foundation to try to save his life. But the clock is ticking. Why does it take so long to develop new ...
Spring 2011

Spring 2011

This is a list of all the people who have been executed in the U.S. since 1977, including (in parentheses) the names of their victims.
Winter 2010

Winter 2010

The hands that feed.
Fall 2010

Fall 2010

How old are you, really?