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Jun 8, 2015

Yes, That Ant Does Smell Like Blue Cheese

How curiosity, blue cheese, and a buried coconut revealed something new about the chemistry of ants. 

Jun 3, 2015

How Do Scientists Predict the Size of a ‘Dead Zone’?

What causes the enormous 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico? And how do researchers predict how big it will be? 

Jun 2, 2015

Researchers Seek Sneak Peek Into the Future of Forests

NC State scientists are bringing in researchers from around the country to participate in a project to get a glimpse of the future of forests in a warmer world. 

May 21, 2015

Race, Politics, and Neighborhood Schools: What You Can Learn From a School Board Election

Local school board elections can be sleepy affairs, but the past decade saw heated debate over elections to the Wake County Board of Education in North Carolina – a debate that raised issues of race, social ties, and what K-12 schools should do in order to best serve their students. 

May 20, 2015

Field Study Shows How a GM Crop Can Have Diminishing Success at Fighting Off Insect Pest

Research finds the toxin in a widely used GM crop is having little impact on the crop pest called corn earworm – which is consistent with predictions made almost 20 years ago that were largely ignored. 

May 19, 2015

Fisheries, Society and Sustainability: A Q&A With Stefano Longo

What happens when part of the ecosystem becomes a commodity? Stefano Longo explores this and other questions in his new book on fisheries and environmental sociology. 

May 11, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Warren Sconiers

Entomologist Warren Sconiers has traveled from southern California to Texas to North Carolina in his pursuit of better understanding the relationship between insects and the environment. 

May 7, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: April Hamblin

Entomology student April Hamblin explains how her love of books evolved into a desire to study and understand the natural world. 

May 6, 2015

Spirits Rejoice! A Musician and Scholar Talks About Jazz, Religion, and American Culture

Religion professor and jazz musician Jason Bivins talks about his new book that explores the links between religion, jazz and American culture. 

May 5, 2015

‘Microcombing’ Creates Stronger, More Conductive Carbon Nanotube Films

A new technique creates pure carbon nanotube films that are stronger than any previous such films. The technique also improves the electrical conductivity that makes these films attractive for use in electronic and aerospace applications.