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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 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 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 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. 

Mar 6, 2015

Nothing Fishy About This Surgery

Veterinary surgeons from North Carolina State University have successfully removed a cataract from a sunfish’s eye, utilizing the same surgical techniques that your local ophthalmologist would use on your grandparents. 

Mar 5, 2015

Study Upends Conventional Wisdom, Finds Significant Facial Variation in Pre-Columbian South America

Researchers have found significant differences in facial features between pre-Columbian peoples in Peru – disproving a longstanding perception that these groups were physically homogenous.  

Mar 2, 2015

Tracking Bald Eagles in Coastal North Carolina

NC State researchers are part of a team that’s using state-of-the-art GPS transmitters to track bald eagles in coastal North Carolina. 

Feb 10, 2015

Exploring the Deep Sea: Adventures of a Researcher in the Field

For centuries, scientists thought that all life depended on the sun. They were wrong. 

Feb 9, 2015

The Cankerworm Chronicles

Cankerworms can be a serious threat to trees and other vegetations -- and researchers are taking an active role in finding ways to combat them.