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Mar 25, 2015

A New Top Dog in North Carolina

Coyotes - newcomers to North Carolina - may fill the role wolves once did. 

Mar 20, 2015

Shrinking Habitats Have Adverse Effects on World Ecosystems

A surprising and sobering study shows the degrading effects of habitat fragmentation. 

Mar 19, 2015

Researchers Use Liquid Shearing Method to Create Nanofiber ‘Gusher’

NC State researchers figure out the secret behind making "nanofiber gushers." 

Mar 18, 2015

An Improved Method for Coating Gold Nanorods

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell. Gold nanorods are being investigated for use in a wide variety of biomedical applications. 

Mar 18, 2015

Crocodile Ancestor Was Top Predator Before Dinosaurs Roamed North America

Carnufex carolinensis, or the “Carolina Butcher,” was a 9-foot long, land-dwelling crocodylomorph that stalked North Carolina before dinosaurs arrived on the continent. 

Mar 16, 2015

Depictions of Race on TV News Can Influence Perception of Police

Research shows that depictions of race on television news programs can strongly influence support for police among non-white viewers.  

Mar 16, 2015

How Science Can Help Beekeepers Protect Their Colonies

David Tarpy and his lab are using advanced diagnostic tools to help beekeepers keep their honey bee colonies healthy and productive. 

Mar 12, 2015

Unique Proteins Found in Heat-Loving Organisms Bind Well to Plant Matter

These bacterial proteins are hot, and so is their capacity to latch onto plant cellulose. 

Mar 11, 2015

Do CEOs Time Option Grants Relative to Stock Splits?

Research shows that CEOs time their stock option grants to take advantage of a bump in price that comes from stock splits. 

Mar 10, 2015

Why Everyone Should Care About Food Safety

Food safety poses a global health problem. But it also causes millions of illnesses in the U.S. every year -- costing the country more than $14 billion annually.