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Apr 20, 2018

GenX In Homes: 300 Join Health Effects Study

Mary Alice Hinshaw pulled out a report detailing test results of water from her home, one of 198 sampled as part of the first study on the human health effects of GenX and related substances recently found in New Hanover […]

Apr 20, 2018

A special relationship between a Georgia butterfly and an azalea

And not just any butterfly, says North Carolina State University biologist Mary Jane Epps. Specifically, the flame azalea depends primarily on the Eastern tiger swallowtail. A trait of the butterfly is that it moves its wide wings continuously, even while […]

Apr 20, 2018

When Is It Safe to Eat Salad Again?

Big growers are subject to more health regulations than small farms. At the same time, there are fewer steps from farm to table when you buy from a small grower. “We don’t know the answer,” says LeeAnn Jaykus, professor of […]

Apr 20, 2018

Age affects how we predict and respond to stress at home

A recent study finds that older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home – but older adults are not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress. “Home stress, […]

Apr 20, 2018

From the parking lot outside your house to the showerhead inside your washroom, the undiscovered is everywhere

Look closer, and you’ll find that unknowns are everywhere. We are, in fact, covered in them, something that Dr. Rob Dunn, a professor of in the applied ecology department at North Carolina State University, is quick to point out. “Every […]

Apr 19, 2018

5.5 percent rise in insurance rates coming for most Triad homeowners

“I think it is in the nature of the office that the commissioner displays a pro-consumer stance, at least publicly, since it is consumers — as voters — that elect the commissioner, and not insurance companies,” said Michael Walden, an […]

Apr 19, 2018

Techtextil North America And Texprocess Americas Boast Expanded Agenda Packed With Special Features

The poster program highlights research done by graduate students from the top textile engineering, manufacturing and design programs in the country. This year‘s participants come from North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles, The University of Georgia, and The University […]

Apr 19, 2018

First Results Are In From The N.C. State University GenX Exposure Study

Researchers with N.C. State shared their latest on how much GenX is actually coming out of the taps in Wilmington.

Apr 19, 2018

‘It’s (Still) Alive!’ Why Frankenstein Is Relevant 200 Years Later

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Deanna Koretsky, professor of English at Spelman College, Rodolphe Barrangou, geneticist at North Carolina State University, Marsha Gordon, film professor at North Carolina State University, and John Kessel, a science fiction writer and professor of […]

Apr 18, 2018

Researchers predict up to 19 storms

A busier-than-average hurricane season is on the cards, a forecast has predicted. Researchers at North Carolina State University said that the Atlantic area could see between 14 and 18 tropical storms with seven and 11 hitting hurricane strength.