North Carolina considers outlawing accurate predictions of sea level…

When things get tough, lawmakers get creative. Faced with predictions that sea levels in the coastal areas of North Carolina will rise by a meter in the next century, legislators are considering bold action: making those predictions illegal. A bill being circulated in the Tarheel state would force scientists to… » 5/30/12 12:55pm 5/30/12 12:55pm

In 1958, America accidentally dropped a nuclear weapon on two little…

For certain rural residents of the Carolinas during the Cold War, apocalyptic anxiety hit disturbingly close to home. In 1958 and 1961, the American Air Force lost nuclear weapons over the skies of South and North Carolina, respectively, raining potential apocalypse on the folks below. » 4/24/12 8:50am 4/24/12 8:50am