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Aug 31, 2015

Tail As Old As Time – Researchers Trace Ankylosaur’s Tail Evolution

How did the ankylosaur get its tail club? Researchers traced the evolution of the ankylosaur’s distinctive tail, finding that the handle arrived first on the scene, and the knot at the end of the tail followed. 

Aug 31, 2015

Nuance or Conflict? How News Stories Can Influence Perceptions of Emerging Technologies

Researchers have found more evidence that how media report on emerging technologies – such as nanotechnology or genetically modified crops – influences public opinion on those subjects. 

Aug 28, 2015

Study: Better Signs Could Help Reduce Friction Between Motorists, Bicyclists

Researchers find "Bicycles May Use Full Lane" sign more effective than "Share the Road." 

Aug 28, 2015

Researchers Use DNA ‘Clews’ to Shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 Gene-Editing Tool into Cells

Researchers have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells. 

Aug 26, 2015

Citizen Science Effort Highlights How Little We Know About Invisible Life in Our Own Homes

Scientists are announcing the discovery of thousands of unidentified species living in and around homes in the United States. The work relied on advanced technologies and scientific expertise from multiple disciplines, but none of it would have been possible without one critical resource – a group of non-scientists who wanted to be part of making a discovery. 

Aug 25, 2015

Nobel Laureate Astrophysicist John Mather to Speak at NC State

Dr. John Mather, Nobel Prize winner and senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will present “From the Big Bang to Now, Observing the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope.” 

Aug 24, 2015

Labor History Offers Context for Claims of Aspiring Presidential Contenders

This Labor Day, national media are already focused on a presidential election that’s more than a year away – and many aspiring candidates are talking about issues that are central to the history of the labor movement in the United States, including unions, a living wage, income equality and supporting the middle class. 

Aug 24, 2015

Researchers Tackle Issues Surrounding Security Tools for Software Developers

Researchers are working to give computer programmers better tools to help them protect software from security vulnerabilities. 

Aug 21, 2015

How DNA ‘Proofreader’ Proteins Pick and Edit Their Reading Material

Researchers have discovered how two important proofreader proteins know where to look for errors during DNA replication and how they work together to signal the body’s repair mechanism.  

Aug 20, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Danielle Lindquist

Danielle Lindquist is pursuing a Ph.D. and a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Why? She wants to save lives.