The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Jan 19, 2017  |  The Abstract

Sexual Minorities at Greater Risk of Suicidal Behavior, Being Victims of Violence

Sexual minorities are more likely than heterosexuals to be victims of physical violence and to exhibit suicidal behavior, according to a recently published study.

Jan 9, 2017  |  The Abstract

This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Mira Abed

How a fascination with color led one researcher from fashion design to solar cell technology.

Jan 1, 2017  |  The Abstract

Untangling Complex Interactions – With Lasers

Want to know exactly why and how a superconductor works on the atomic level? Hit it with laser pulses.

Jan 1, 2017  |  The Abstract

NC State to Play Workforce Training Role in National Biopharmaceutical Initiative

NC State is part of a new, federal initiative aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the biopharmaceutical sector.

Dec 12, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Hosts NSF Big Data Research Center

NC State University has been selected as a new site of the existing Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research.

Dec 1, 2016  |  The Abstract

Don’t Trust Your Waiter for Food Safety Advice

"What the server didn’t know, and I did, was that my guest for lunch was a food safety expert – and her tableside manner was being judged."

Nov 29, 2016  |  The Abstract

Writing for an Academic Audience

Meyer’s law is too often embodied in academic and professional writing: “It is a simple task to make things complex, but a complex task to make them simple.”

Nov 29, 2016  |  The Abstract

Study Finds NC Coastal Officials Eschew Climate Planning Until They See Damage

A recent study finds that local officials in coastal North Carolina are unlikely to plan for the effects of climate change until they perceive a threat to their specific communities.

Nov 22, 2016  |  The Abstract

Cooking Stuffing This Holiday? Here’s a Simple Way to Help Ward Off Foodborne Illness

Some food safety tips to help you avoid making loved ones sick this holiday season — because nothing ruins a get-together like projectile vomiting.

Oct 17, 2016

Citizen Scientists Needed to Find NC’s Candid Critters

North Carolina scientists are looking for volunteers to help with the largest-ever camera trap study of wildlife. Find out how you can get involved.