78 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
A "new" supernova discovered by Patrick Wiggins at an observatory in Salt Lake City is expected to reach maximum brightness by this weekend.
Updated May 16
The eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Unfortunately, the weather doesn't look very cooperative for prime viewing in the hours before sunrise Sunday morning. Fortunately, the eta Aquariids don't have a very sharp peak in activity and meteors should be visible for the next few days.
Posted May 5
The Citizen Schools program brings high-tech training in web design, robotics and even entrepreneurship to public schools.
Posted April 25
Although rain was moving out of the Triangle late Tuesday morning, its impact will continue to be felt for the next several days.
Updated April 26
The Lyrid meteor shower is underway through April 25, peaking early during the morning of Saturday Apr 22. Partly cloudy skies are expected, but the thin waning crescent moon will greatly reduce light interference, making more meteors visible.
Updated April 21
The very first tropical system of 2017 formed Wednesday morning off the coast of Africa.
Posted April 19
Greg Fishel, chief meteorologist for WRAL, and Gary Lackmann, professor of atmospheric science at North Carolina State University, take a spirited dive into the arena of critical thinking within the context of meteorology at the next Science Cafe forum Thursday at 7 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Posted April 18
The seventh annual North Carolina Science Festival kicked off Thursday night with a return to the Chapel Hill campus by Captain Jim Lovell.
Posted April 10