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Oct 19, 2018

Astrophysicist Shoots Down Donald Trump’s ‘Natural Instinct For Science’ Boast

Mack, an assistant professor at North Carolina State University, shot down Trump’s assertion.

Oct 19, 2018

From entry-level to executive, today’s jobs demand digital literacy

That’s why part of K-12 schools’ responsibility now is to teach students to read and discern text, images, data, and other digital information in a variety of online environments, said Hiller Spires, a professor of literacy education at North Carolina […]

Oct 19, 2018

DHHS Announces Results of Chemours Neighbors’ Blood, Urine Tests

In a separate study, North Carolina State University, East Carolina University and the EPA are analyzing blood, urine and tap water of 340 people living in the Wilmington area to determine their exposure to GenX and related compounds.

Oct 18, 2018

Hurricane Michael still impacting dairy in the Southeast

North Carolina’s dairy producers and processors suffered some losses from hurricanes Florence and Michael, although the destruction was less intense than that seen by the state’s swine and poultry industries, according to Brittany Whitmire, dairy extension associate with the North […]

Oct 18, 2018

Study Shows Why State Pension Plans May Want to Avoid External Asset Management

A recently released study from North Carolina State University finds that “state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their plans’ assets—and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they had simply invested in a […]

Oct 18, 2018

What’s Metal Foam?

“That cushionability comes from the bubbles,” said Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Oct 18, 2018

We Need To Work Harder To Make Software Engineering More Ethical

Last week’s news that a study from North Carolina State University found that a code of ethics did not appear to make any difference in the decisions made by computer scientists was a depressing development for those of us who […]

Oct 18, 2018

North Carolina sweet potato growers stare down two hurricanes

Up to when Michael hit about Oct. 12, most growers were perhaps 80% done with harvest, said Lina Quesada-Ocampo, associate professor of plant pathology for the North Carolina State University extension service.

Oct 18, 2018

Bacterioplankton: Taking their vitamins

New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Copenhagen finds that more bacterioplankton utilize vitamin B1 or B1 precursors from their environment than synthesize their own.

Oct 17, 2018

Hurricane delay: Students affected by Florence get extended deadlines at some schools

In the wake of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, several schools within the University of North Carolina system are giving students more time to submit their applications. NC State extended its early action deadline from Oct. 15 to Nov. 1 due […]