Aug 28, 2014 | The Abstract
Cities as a Glimpse of the Future
How researchers learned that cities may serve as a crystal ball for the impact of climate change on an important insect pest.
Aug 27, 2014 | The Abstract
Three Things You Didn’t Know About the Arachnids That Live on Your Face
Right now, in the general vicinity of your nose, there are at least two species of microscopic mites living in your pores. Scientists have just published a study about these little-known mites.
Aug 27, 2014 | Research and Innovation
Museum Specimens, Modern Cities Show How an Insect Pest Will Respond to Climate Change
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good.
Jul 30, 2014
Urbanization: Good for Pests, Bad for Trees
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Steve Frank, an assistant professor of entomology at NC State.The post first appeared on Frank’s blog, Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management. My wife is from a […]
May 23, 2014
Can ‘Sticky Bands’ Protect Your Trees From Cankerworms?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Steve Frank, an entomology researcher at NC State. If you live in the eastern United States, you may recently have noticed a ton of caterpillars hanging from […]
May 20, 2014 | Research and Innovation
Researchers Sequence Genome of Primitive Termite
North Carolina State University entomologists are part of a research team that has for the first time sequenced the genome of a member of the termite order, the dampwood termite (Zootermopsis nevadensis). A paper reports […]
Mar 13, 2014
What’s Eating You?
It’s a jungle out there. Humans can be infected by more than 1,400 parasites – viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. It can be bad enough when one nasty parasite takes hold – it’s certainly no fun […]
Feb 5, 2014
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Hunt, a writer in NC State’s News Services office. When NC State postdoc Clint Penick collected a group of pavement ants in a small mountain community […]
Sep 4, 2013
Nature in Your Backyard: Very Hungry Caterpillars
[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Holly Menninger, director of public science in NC State’s Your Wild Life program. The post originally ran on the Your Wild Life blog.] Over the weekend, our […]
Jun 19, 2013
How Do Bees Make Honey? (It’s Not Just Bee Barf)
Last weekend, my daughter asked me how bees made honey, and I realized that I didn’t know the answer. How do bees make honey? I did some homework, and can now explain it to her […]