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Oscars: Academy Class of 2017
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:06

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited a record 774 new members this year, including Gal Gadot, Barry Jenkins, Riz Ahmed, Jordan Peel...

It's kind of a drag: Engineer shows how minimizing fluid friction can make oceangoing vessels more fuel-efficient and reduce harmful emissions
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:14

Imagine walking from one side of a swimming pool to the other. Each step takes great effort -- that's what makes water aerobics such effective physica...

Deputies: Woman gives birth to child fathered by 11-year-old
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:10

A Florida woman has been arrested on child abuse charges after authorities said she gave birth to a child fathered by an 11-year-old. WRAL.com Top St...

WRAL News special: Race - Are we so different?
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:18

As the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences plays host to a provocative, acclaimed touring exhibit, WRAL's Scott Mason and Robert Meikle share th...

As number of copperhead bites rise, vet warns of danger to pets
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:11

As copperhead bites rise to record levels this year, veterinarians say pet owners need to be vigilant about checking for snakes and diagnosing bites. ...

Study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:17

A new study of 60 million Americans -- about 97 percent of people age 65 and older in the United States -- shows that long-term exposure to airborne f...

House GOP seeks to impeach secretary of state
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:12

A key House committee voted on party lines Wednesday to recommend that the House start impeachment proceedings against Democratic Secretary of State E...

Can antipoverty programs work globally?
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:10

Leaders of MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), one of world's foremost centers for antipoverty research, have developed their own for...

Concussion protocols often not followed during FIFA World Cup
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:09

In the 2014 soccer World Cup, concussion assessment protocols were not followed in more than 60 percent of plays in which players involved in head col...

Appeals court rejects challenge to NC gay marriage opt out for magistrates
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:07

A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a North Carolina law that allows magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. WRAL.com To...

Sexual appeals in ads don't sell brands, products
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:08

Ads with sexual appeals are more likely to be remembered but don't sell the brand or product, according to a meta-analysis of nearly 80 advertising st...

Is there an association between socioeconomic status in childhood and the heart?
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:08

Socioeconomic inequalities are a public health challenge in cardiovascular disease and a new study examined the association of childhood family socioe...

NC A&T student killed in wrong-way crash on I-40
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:07

A North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University student was among two people killed in a head-on collision Tuesday morning. WRAL.com Top...

RDU employee reported missing after taking break at work
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:11

Police are searching Tuesday for a 24-year-old Raleigh-Durham International Airport employee who went missing after leaving work. WRAL.com Top Storie...

David Lynch to Get Honor at Rome Film Fest
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:05

Ian McKellen, Xavier Dolan, Chuck Palahniuk and Vanessa Redgrave are set to attend.read more Awards

Former Northern students remember 'touchy-feely' officer, coach
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:16

Former students at Durham's Northern High School say they knew a school resource officer and volunteer cheerleading coach toed the line, but they did ...

Legal cannabis laws impact teen use
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:09

A new study has found that adolescents living in medical marijuana states with a plethora of dispensaries are more likely to have tried new methods of...

Training changes the way the brain pays attention
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:26

Behavioral training changes the way attention facilitates information processing in the human brain, a study has found. Top Society News -- ScienceD...

59 cats euthanized at Harnett County animal shelter after exposure to deadly disease
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:05

59 cats -- 11 adult cats and 48 kittens -- were euthanized at the Harnett County Animal Shelter last week after exposure to the highly contagious and ...

Safeguarding sustainability through forest certification mapping
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:06

How can we ensure forest protection and sustainable forest biomass production at the same time? A first-ever global map of certified forest areas, bas...

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