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Stories From 2010

Nov 4, 2010

Soul of a Lion

English professor Barbara Bennett found inspiration as a volunteer at an African wildlife refuge, where she learned how to stand up to a young lion, diaper a baboon and land a book deal with National Geographic.  

Nov 4, 2010

The More We Talk, The Less We Might Agree: Study Shows Discussion Can Hurt Consensus-Building On Science/Technology

When it comes to public issues pertaining to science and technology, “talking it out” doesn’t seem to work. A new study from North Carolina State University shows that the more people discuss the risks and […] 

Nov 3, 2010

A Sucker for Stats

If you have three chances to win a candy bar but miss the first time, why do your odds drop from 58 percent to 25 percent? Ah, the mysteries of World Statistics Day. 

Nov 3, 2010

Girl Power: No Male? No Problem for Female Boa Constrictor

In a finding that upends decades of scientific theory on reptile reproduction, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that female boa constrictors can squeeze out babies without mating. 

Nov 3, 2010

Zonderman Wins Libraries Faculty Award

Dr. David  Zonderman, history professor and associate department head, will receive the NCSU Libraries Faculty Award on Monday, Nov. 8, at a reception in the McKimmon Center. 

Nov 3, 2010

Campus Tours Available for International Visitors

New student ambassadors with the Office of International Affairs will give campus tours for international visitors. 

Nov 2, 2010

Researchers Find ‘Goldilocks’ Of DNA Self-Assembly

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to optimize the development of DNA self-assembling materials, which hold promise for technologies ranging from drug delivery to molecular sensors. The key to the advance […] 

Nov 2, 2010

Cultivating Hope

A budding idea at NC State: new pink poinsettias that can be marketed for breast cancer awareness—if researchers can figure out how to beat the clock.  

Nov 2, 2010

Invasive Fruit Fly Found In North Carolina

A potentially important invasive insect species – the fruit fly Drosophila suzukii, or spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) – winged its way to North and South Carolina this summer. The insect has the potential to cause […] 

Nov 2, 2010

Strumming Up Business

Italo Leiva was struggling to learn sheet music for guitars when suddenly a light bulb went off. Specifically, a light with seven colors. So, Leiva color-coded his guitar strings to improve his skills, and now fronts a start-up business with a chance to become a big hit in the music equipment industry.