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One Giant Leap in the Dark

One Giant Leap in the Dark

We can’t know how a transformative experience — like walking on the moon — will change us until we make that first small step. UNC philosopher L.A. Paul explains.
This Is Your World on Drugs

This Is Your World on Drugs

Hendrée Jones, director of UNC Horizons, works tirelessly every day to help mothers and children struggling with substance use disorders. In the past five years, her work has expanded beyond Chapel ...
Colors of Colonial Congo

Colors of Colonial Congo

Belgium’s control of the Congo in the early 20th century had a profound impact on native artists. Carlee Forbes, a UNC art history researcher, is looking for clues to ...
Scraping for Secrets on Online Drug Forums

Scraping for Secrets on Online Drug Forums

Online forums provide an outlet for drug users — and a source of information for UNC researchers like John D. Martin, III, who believes that ...
Exploring Emotional Intelligence with Extraterrestrials

Exploring Emotional Intelligence with Extraterrestrials

At what age do children recognize complex emotions? UNC College of Arts & Sciences researchers Kristen Lindquist and Misha Becker explore this ...
Carving Creativity

Carving Creativity

UNC anthropologist Silvia Tomášková studies South African rock engravings to unearth the creative process of some of the country’s earliest inhabitants.
Detective Work Deep in the Earth

Detective Work Deep in the Earth

UNC College of Arts & Sciences seismologist Berk Biryol takes a crack at understanding how the earth is moving under the Southeastern United States
Science for Safer Food

Science for Safer Food

For the past 10 years, UNC researcher Rachel Noble ...

If You Build It, They Will Come

If You Build It, They Will Come

As schools move further and further away from cities, the cost of busing continues to skyrocket — but one UNC city and regional planner hopes to change that
The New Oil

The New Oil

In the last decade, the world has been hit by a tsunami of data — and the Renaissance Computing Institute is determined to help businesses harness its power
Calculating the Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Calculating the Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Experts at the UNC School of Government have developed tools to help determine the long-term consequences of a criminal record
World of Wonder

World of Wonder

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Katie Stoudemire brings the outdoors inside, making nature safe for children with compromised immune systems