In the News Features

Aug 14, 2018

How landscapers can contribute to improving bee health

Not only does urbanization reduce the amount of forage available for bees, but it also increases the temperature of the area through the heat island effect. Research from NC State University found that even when yards offered more flowers, the […]

Aug 14, 2018

FFAR selects grad students for training in food, agriculture

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research announced 17 inaugural recipients of its FFAR Fellows award, which will allow graduate students to pursue research in food and agriculture science. As part of the program, the students participated in a weeklong […]

Aug 14, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Headed to the Sun. So, What’s Next?

“There is an absolute dearth of Venus missions,” Paul Byrne, a planetary geologist at North Carolina State University who studies the planet, told Space.com. “A single flyby in and of itself would not revolutionize our understanding of Venus, but it […]

Aug 13, 2018

August Prime Time for EEE in Virginia Horses

A horse from Suffolk has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in the first confirmed case of EEE in Virginia horses this year. The affected Quarter Horse mare received treatment at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary […]

Aug 13, 2018

There Aren’t Enough Academic Jobs, So NC State Tries to Help

Prospects for Ph.D. earners are dismal in the academic job market, with stories abounding of people who have doctorates serving lattes at Starbucks. NC State University has taken on that conundrum with a new program that leads science, technology, engineering […]

Aug 13, 2018

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Teaching

Valerie Ross, director of the Critical Writing Program at Penn, and her collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of South Florida, Dartmouth College, and North Carolina State University are mining writing samples and peer reviews from about […]

Aug 13, 2018

What’s The Secret To Staying Young? It May Be Staying — And Thinking — On Your Toes

In a separate study of 116 older adults and 106 young adults, another team of researchers showed how feeling more in control of your life can help you feel younger. The study, conducted by scientists from North Carolina State University […]

Aug 13, 2018

The Future of Food: Scientists have found a fast and cheap way to edit your food’s DNA

“We need a mandatory regulatory process: not just for scientific reasons, but for consumer and public confidence,” said Jennifer Kuzma, a professor of genetic engineering and society at North Carolina State University. “I think the vast majority of gene-edited foods […]

Aug 10, 2018

New System Allows Rapid Response to Heart Attacks

“Our approach would allow health-care providers to begin treating heart attacks before a patient reaches a surgical suite, hopefully improving patient outcomes,” says Ashley Brown, corresponding author of a paper on the work and an assistant professor in the Joint […]

Aug 10, 2018

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Hits New Roadblock

How do these legal decisions complicate the pipeline’s construction and how are community stakeholders responding? Host Frank Stasio talks with Elizabeth Ouzts, a reporter for the Southeast Energy News, and Ryan Emanuel, professor of forestry and environmental resources at North […]