Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 9:40am
"Concussion" opens in movie theaters Dec. 25 and is based on the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who was the first to discover chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including concussions.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 1:13pm
The 2015 Geminid meteor shower, one of the most active meteor showers of the year, will begin Dec. 5 (Saturday) and will peak on Dec. 14 (Monday).
Meteors tend to radiate from the constellation Gemini throughout the event but can be seen across all directions of the night sky. At its peak, viewers can see up to 120 meteors per hour, and those meteors travel at about 22 miles per second. Meteors in the Geminid shower are believed to be debris from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, which NASA discovered in 1983.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:01am
Fans have bought tickets and are counting down the days until the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec. 18 (Friday). University of North Texas Costume Shop supervisor and adjunct professor of dance and theatre Suzanne Shockley shares tips to help fans recreate Princess Leia's hair, shine like C-3PO or pull together their best scruffy-looking Nerf herder style:
DENTON (UNT), Texas - Multiple fatalities have been reported in an active shooter incident in San Bernardino, California, according to news media and communications from the city’s police and fire departments.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Wed, 12/02/2015 - 9:19am
For many people, December is a month full of balancing time with family and friends while also shopping for gifts, decorating, cooking and doing all other chores to prepare for celebrating the holidays. How can busy and stressed parents help their children create memories amid all the bustle?
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:32am
Picture the ideal American Thanksgiving dinner. For many, it's a juicy, plump turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. However, the 1621 feast shared by Pilgrims and Native Americans, often referred to as the first Thanksgiving, likely had none of these items.
The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss what the Pilgrims may or may not have prepared for the meal.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:14am
Director Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak," which hit theaters Oct. 16, is the latest horror film released a few weeks before Halloween. Set in the 19th century, the movie follows a young woman trying to decipher the ghostly visions haunting her new husband's remote mansion. It will be followed Oct. 23 (Friday) by "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension," the sixth movie in the Paranormal Activity series.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:52pm
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and the other Democrat candidates for president will take the stage at Wynn Las Vegas hotel and casino Oct. 13 (Tuesday) in the first of several scheduled debates. The debate will be televised by CNN.
The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss the debate.
Ohad Shemmer, UNT associate professor of physics, is available to discuss the importance of the discovery. Shemmer's astrophysics research covers active galactic nuclei, black hole mass, high redshift quasars and weak emission line quasars.