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.
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 benefits associated with scientific endeavors, […]
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.
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.
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.
Campus Tours Available for International Visitors
New student ambassadors with the Office of International Affairs will give campus tours for international visitors.
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 is the discovery of the […]
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.
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 up to 20 percent crop […]
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.