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Nov 17, 2014 | The Abstract

Something Resistant This Way Comes: An Insect Mystery

An NC State entomology researcher has found that a feared crop pest found in North Carolina is becoming resistant to a common method used to protect crops. 

Nov 10, 2014 | Campus Life

The Ecology of Religious Beliefs

If environment can affect the behavior of animals living in certain areas, then it’s not too far-fetched to imagine it has an impact on human beings as well. Cultures around the world have adapted their […] 

Nov 7, 2014 | The Abstract

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Emily Meineke

Emily Meineke explains what she loves about studying insects and the effect of higher temperatures. 

Nov 5, 2014 | The Abstract

Coins in Space

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Robert Lasson, director of creative services in NC State’s Fitts Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. Using 3D printers, NC State engineers created the official NC State University […] 

Nov 4, 2014 | The Abstract

Intersectionality: The Importance of Acknowledging Diverse Experiences to Make STEM More Inclusive

Fay Cobb Payton recently published a book on what can be done to make STEM more inclusive. We sat down to talk with Payton about the book, her work, and why STEM diversity matters for both the research community and the corporate world. 

Nov 3, 2014 | The Abstract

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Rebecca Goulter

Rebecca Goulter talks about being a microbiologist and why she loves studying viruses that threaten human health. 

Oct 30, 2014 | The Abstract

A Decade of Genes, Chemicals and Human Health: The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns 10

A Decade of Genes, Chemicals, and Human Health: the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns Ten 

Oct 29, 2014 | The Abstract

Harnessing Crowds to Analyze Clouds

Citizen scientists are helping to categorize 30 years' worth of tropical hurricane and cyclone data. 

Oct 28, 2014 | The Abstract

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Elsa Youngsteadt

Elsa Youngsteadt talks about what drew her to become an entomology researcher at NC State. 

Oct 27, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Biofuel Breakthroughs

The biggest barrier to better biofuels is small but stubborn. NC State biotechnology experts explain the challenges of breaking down the plant cell wall.