Florida Escapes Climate Change, And Why That’s Not Really Funny
Energy, News, and Climate / Policy

Florida Escapes Climate Change, And Why That’s Not Really Funny

You know those people who take at least 1.5 times longer to do something than anyone else?  It doesn’t seem to matter what exactly they’re doing; if they’ve undertaken a certain task, you’d better get comfortable and expect them to be running late.  It’s probably frustrating to be on the receiving end of that, wondering … Continue reading

Fish and Visitors Travel Faster in the Gulf Stream
The HumanitSEAS

Fish and Visitors Travel Faster in the Gulf Stream

Are there any American historical figures more endearing than Ben Franklin?  Who else could pull off kite-flying in thunderstorms, pithy suggestions about pennies and early bedtimes, and “diplomacy” with the French (ladies), yet still appear affable and erudite?  Even today, Franklin seems to be winking out of portraits, encouraging the viewer to tick off some … Continue reading

Bon Voyage, Serena!
How do we science? / Scientists in Action!

Bon Voyage, Serena!

As you likely know from yesterday’s post “Life After Graduate School,” Serena Hackerott graduated with her MS last semester, to the mingled horror and happiness of the UNdertheC blog team. Serena’s contributions to the blog cannot be overstated, as our corner of the internet might never have existed without her. Serena and Justin co-founded the … Continue reading

6 Tips for Launching an Environmental Start-Up
How do we science? / Scientists in Action!

6 Tips for Launching an Environmental Start-Up

Most science grad students can probably make more sense of genetic code or symbol-laden equations than phrases like “intellectual property” and “capital investments.”  In a world awash with environmental problems though, there is sizable demand for individuals who are willing to make the leap from bench to business.  UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences recently hosted … Continue reading