In the News Features

Mar 29, 2017

The popular way you’ve have been storing rice could make you very, very sick

According to Dr. Ben Chapman, a Food Safety Specialist from North Carolina State University, cooking rice doesn’t always kill all the pathogens. “The issue with rice is that one pathogen, Bacillus Cereus, is quite prevalent in dried rice (some sources […]

Mar 29, 2017

Harrison: Son has said little since his mother’s body found buried near Wendell

Forensic anthropologists from N.C. State University helped investigators locate Fox’s body, which was buried three feet deep in the woods near Fox’s home at 6524 Turnipseed Road.

Mar 29, 2017

Path unclear for negotiating HB2 compromise

“I perceive the leadership in the General Assembly is averse to outside pressure,” said Michael Walden, an economics professor at N.C. State University.

Mar 29, 2017

Bestselling cookbooks give inaccurate food safety advice

“Cookbooks aren’t widely viewed as a primary source of food-safety information, but cookbook sales are strong and they’re intended to be instructional,” said Ben Chapman, from the North Carolina State University in the US.

Mar 29, 2017

N.C.A.A. Tradition (Cutting Down Nets) Comes With a Snip of Danger

The tradition has roots in Indiana high school basketball, according to Tim Peeler, the self-described “unofficial historian” of North Carolina State sports who now works for the university. When the Wolfpack won the Southern Conference tournament in 1947, Peeler said, […]

Mar 28, 2017

Cookbooks give readers (mostly) bad advice on food safety

“Cookbooks aren’t widely viewed as a primary source of food-safety information, but cookbook sales are strong and they’re intended to be instructional,” says Ben Chapman, senior author of a paper on the work and an associate professor of agricultural and […]

Mar 28, 2017

Bending Plastics with IR Light

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed ink-imprinted 2-D thermoplastic sheets that, when exposed to infrared (IR) light, can be predictably curved into tubes, bowls and other 3-D structures.

Mar 28, 2017

Economist: ‘Strong jump’ in February boosts NC economy

After a “strong jump” last month in an economic index for North Carolina, NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden says “2017 may shape up to be the best post-recessionary growth year” for the state.

Mar 28, 2017

STEM news: Words matter when math teachers describe student learning

Think back to math class in elementary school. Do you remember being assigned to a “high,” “middle” or “low” group? If so, you’ll relate to a new study from North Carolina State University on the importance of how teachers talk […]

Mar 28, 2017

Cookbooks ‘Increase Risk Of Food-Borne Illness’ Through Poor Safety Instructions, Warn Scientists

Researchers from North Carolina State University evaluated almost 1,500 recipes from 29 cookbooks that appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list for food and diet books.