Research and Innovation

May 27, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

A Cougar’s Epic Journey East

A male cougar's 1,500-mile trek shows mountain lions can get to the East but they won't find company of their own kind.

May 27, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Social Media Use May Help Identify Students at Risk of Alcohol Problems

Research finds that having an “alcohol identity” puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems – and that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a stronger predictor of alcohol problems than having a drink.

May 24, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Nonprofit Exec Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought

Research finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems – with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature. The study also found that most nonprofit executives do not leave their positions due to voluntary retirement, as previously thought.

May 18, 2016  |  The Abstract

Bugs Bunny’s Knowledge Confirmed

The carrot genome sequence reveals information about the vegetable's evolution and how it accumulates health-beneficial carotenoids. Somewhere, Bugs Bunny is smiling.

May 18, 2016  |  The Abstract

A Post Mortem on Sudden Oak Death

Geospatial computer modeling tracks not only disease transmission but also the human, financial and political realities of controlling an epidemic.

May 18, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

No Junk-Food Diet: Even in Cities, Bees Find Flowers and Avoid Processed Sugars

New research from NC State finds that bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food.

May 17, 2016  |  The Abstract

Assessing the Positive and Negative Claims About Genetically Engineered Crops

Genetically engineered crops stir strong feelings from both critics and supporters. We talk to the researcher who chaired the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee that just released a report, “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” which examines the evidence behind positive and negative claims about GE crops, and the research challenges that lie ahead.

May 17, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Research Finds Skull Condition Thought Extinct Is Actually Widespread

Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia (CO) was a thing of the past – but new research finds that it is fairly common in both North America and South Africa.

May 16, 2016  |  The Abstract

Dust, pollution, and decreasing oxygen in the tropical Pacific

For the past several decades, researchers have been tracking the decline in dissolved oxygen in the tropical Pacific Ocean. A new theory may provide part of the explanation – air pollution.

May 16, 2016  |  The Abstract

Announcing First Research Image Contest

Raise the profile of your research, share your work with new audiences, and compete for cash prizes while you're at it. NC State is launching its first-ever research image contest -- and we want grad students and postdocs from all disciplines to participate.