Articles by Trevor Stokes
- Stephen Hawking: Forget Universe, Women Biggest Mystery
January 05 2012 1:17 PM
The biggest mystery in the universe perplexing one of the world's best known scientists is -- women.
- Popcorn Sutton's Moonshine: Recipes to Make Your Own Hooch
January 05 2012 12:51 PM
Popcorn Sutton, a famous Appalachian moonshiner, was a surge in popularity after the Discovery TV network aired Moonshiners Wednesday, a show that explored his life that ended in suicide in 2009.
- Zombie Bees: Impacts Third of U.S. Food Supply, May Explain Bee Die-off
January 05 2012 11:31 AM
Zombie bees may the reason why the flower pollinators worldwide are dying off, scientists said Thursday.
- Ken Ward, WSOC-TV Reporter, Dies Days Before New Job
January 04 2012 3:30 PM
Ken Ward, TV reporter, was set to drive Wednesday from Charlotte, N. C. to Tampa Bay, Fla. to start his new job at an ABC affiliate.
- DASH Diet Ranks Top for 2012, Report
January 04 2012 2:42 PM
The DASH diet ran to the top of the list of 2012 diets according to the U.S. News & World Report that released its annual list Wednesday.
- Yeti Crab and David Hasselhoff Share Chest Hair
January 04 2012 12:52 PM
What do yeti crabs and David Hasselhoff have in common? Hairy chests, according to researchers.
- Meteor Shower Photos Show Past Spectacles [PHOTOS]
January 04 2012 12:16 PM
A look at some of the spectacular meteor showers captured on film in the last decade.
- Meteor Shower 2012: Mark Your Calendars for Future Shows
January 04 2012 10:37 AM
The Quadrantids meteor shower won't be the only chance sky gazers get to view meteor showers in 2012. Below is a schedule of dates of expected peak meteor showers from NASA.
- Wesley Durden and 5 Other Reality Stars Who Committed Suicide
January 03 2012 5:31 PM
Wesley Durden isn't the first reality star who died by suicide. Many others have fallen under the bright light of reality television only to commit suicide after the television cameras leave.
- In Search for Life on Mars, Start on Earth
January 03 2012 10:38 AM
As NASA's latest Mars Curiosity rover ventures to explore the red planet's ability to sustain life starting in August - back on Earth, scientists already found life in a near-Martian place: an icy rocky surface of a lava-tube cave.
- Hyperactive Children: Links to Poverty and Mother's Diabetes
January 03 2012 9:02 AM
Hyperactivity in children is linked to poverty and maternal diabetes, according to a first-of-its kind study published in the January issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
- How Weather May Have Saved the 2008 Olympics, Research
December 28 2011 10:26 AM
Research now suggests that Chinese officials may have dodged a bullet as Mother Nature contributed to about half of the clean up efforts through rains and winds that cleaned up the skies.
- Wimpy Monkeys Let Small Groups Win Territories
December 28 2011 10:04 AM
Small and scrappy can win, at least in the case of some monkey groups, according to research. In territorial disputes, smaller groups can win as larger, more powerful groups avoid aggressive attacks.
- Sky to Light up with Meteors Jan. 4
December 27 2011 9:51 AM
Star gazers will get a chance to see a rare meteor shower, the Quadrantids, starting Jan. 4. In the early morning hours, officials estimate that that sky will be filled with about 100 meteors per hour. The show will only be available to people in the Northern hemisphere.
- Science Trends in 2012: Developments to Expect
December 22 2011 2:39 PM
Here are the top six science developments expected in 2012.
- Science in 2011: A Look Back
December 20 2011 4:47 PM
As you ring in 2012, we take a look back at the most popular stories of 2011.
- H5N1 Censorship Controversy at Scientific Journals
December 20 2011 3:29 PM
A U.S. scientific advisory board on Tuesday asked two scientific journals to leave out data from research studies on a lab-made version of bird flu that could spread more easily to humans, fearing it could be used as a potential weapon.
- First Earth-sized Planet Identified, Astronomers Announce
December 20 2011 2:34 PM
Researchers said Tuesday that the planet, named Kepler-20f, with a radius only 3 percent larger than the Earth and was found in a five-planet solar system that challenges models of how planets form.
- Habitable Zone of Planets Larger than Originally Calculated, Research
December 20 2011 11:35 AM
Planets orbiting red dwarf stars may have a habitable zone 10-30 percent further away from the star than previously calculated, according to scientists.
- Next Kepler-22b? Kepler mission announcements planned Tuesday
December 19 2011 5:17 PM
On the heels of the announcement of the first-confirmed Earth-like planet, NASA officials plan Tuesday to announce new discoveries from the founding Kepler mission.