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Suspension bridge

Aug 25, 2023

Survey: Tourists’ Long-Term Plans More Uncertain Under Climate Change

Findings from a new study suggest that climate change could impact not only the total number of tourists visiting a place, but also the timing and duration – factors that could be important for tourism-related staffing and revenue. 

Super-resolution imaging of nuclear pore complexes.

Aug 24, 2023

Researchers Sharpen Their Focus on Passages Into the Nucleus

Scientists hope they can build on findings in a new study to understand the role of tiny nuclear pores in cell development and disease. 

Forest fire. Credit: Egor Vikhrev on Unsplash

Aug 14, 2023

Climate Change Is Increasing Wildfire Risks for Forests. What Can We Do About It?

An NC State researcher's work not only offers a glimpse at what wildfire risks might look like under climate change, but also offers insight into the costs and benefits of solutions for mitigating those risks. 

House wren

Aug 14, 2023

For Two Backyard Bird Species, More Light Pollution Is Linked to Lower Survival

New findings led by NC State researchers could be important to whether backyard birds will thrive as urbanization expands. 

Elm zigzag sawfly

Aug 1, 2023

Researchers Tracking New Invasive Insect

NC State researchers are tracking a new invasive insect: the elm zigzag sawfly. 

Girl looking through a microscope.

Jul 27, 2023

Citizen Science Inspires Kids to Take Local Action

A program designed to get Girl Scouts involved in citizen science motivated girls to tackle scientific or environmental problems in their communities, NC State researchers found. 

Apple on school books.

Jul 26, 2023

Teachers Who Leave Turnaround Schools Can Have Positive Effects

A recent study led by an NC State education researcher revealed spillover effects from turnaround reforms in low-performing schools. 

Children playing with dinosaur statue.

Jul 20, 2023

How Families Can Boost Children’s Interest in STEM

A study co-authored by an NC State education researcher offers insight into how families can boost children's interest in STEM subjects. 

Hatched turkey eggs

Jul 13, 2023

Secrets of Wild Turkey Nesting Revealed

The Abstract spoke to an NC State wildlife expert to learn some of the basics of wild turkey nesting. 

A turkey hen and her babies.

Jul 13, 2023

Timing of Turkey Nesting May Not Shift With Changing Climate

A new study led by NC State researchers finds eastern wild turkeys in the South are unlikely to make meaningful changes in the timing of when they begin nesting, even under climate change. 

Close-up of laptop

Jul 11, 2023

K-12 Schools Need Staff, Training To Face Cybersecurity Threats

K-12 school leaders need more technology staff, training and technology infrastructure, a recent NC State study found. 

Spruce weevil

Jul 10, 2023

Study Reveals How a Tall Spruce Develops Defense Against Hungry Weevils

Findings from a new study could help researchers breed genetically improved Sitka spruce trees resistant to a nibbling insect. 

Aerial view of South Florida

Jun 27, 2023

New Tool Maps South Florida Fire Risk Pixel by Pixel

NC State researchers designed a computer model, "FireHydro," to allow fire managers to map fire risk in South Florida on a day-to-day basis. 

Eastern cottontail

Jun 8, 2023

During ‘Anthropause,’ Animals Moved More Freely

A new study suggests animals were able to move more freely during COVID-19 lockdowns. 

3D printed carbon dioxide filter

May 31, 2023

You Can Make Carbon Dioxide Filters With a 3D Printer

NC State researchers demonstrated that it’s possible to make carbon dioxide capture filters using 3D printing.