In the News Features

Dec 9, 2016

The Southeast Is Becoming A Wildfire Hotspot

Jennifer Costanza, an assistant professor in the department of forestry and environmental resources at North Carolina State University, said these issues aren’t going away. “The combination of future changes in climate, urban sprawl, fire suppression and pest outbreaks lead to […]

Dec 9, 2016

Can Science Save Our Favorite Wines?

But while CRISPR allows for smaller changes, it could still be used to make more drastic ones. This includes inserting genes from other species, says Jennifer Kuzma, a professor of science and technology policy and co-director of the Genetic Engineering […]

Dec 9, 2016

NASA found the key to out-of-this world protein bars

A NASA-funded study performed by the North Carolina State University Plants for Human Health Institute found that plant polyphenols and proteins used in astronaut food created “light-weight, high-protein bars with an extended shelf life that did not lose palatability, texture […]

Dec 9, 2016

What’s Lurking in Your Showerhead

My sudden showerhead conniption was set off, indirectly, by Rob Dunn, an evolutionary biologist at North Carolina State University. Dunn’s laboratory is focussed on getting to know humanity’s most intimate microbial neighbors—the invisible army of bacteria, fungi, mites, and molds […]

Dec 9, 2016

Monuments that deal with contentious issues of race and ethnicity

The inclusion of such sites in the National Park Service portfolio makes an important statement, said Myron Floyd, who oversees the department of recreation and tourism management at North Carolina State University and has studied issues of diversity in the […]

Dec 9, 2016

The Morning Ledger: Trump’s Cabinet Choices Signal Regulatory Changes

CEOs and CFOs see greater risks for 2017. Nearly three quarters of executives said developments around the world had created a riskier business environment than in previous years, according to a report from consulting firm Protiviti and North Carolina State […]

Dec 8, 2016

Expect the Unexpected, Say College Disaster Prep Officials

For college administrators, extreme weather is yet another hazard to prepare and practice for on a list that includes infectious disease outbreaks, active shooters and technological outages. “We know that it [weather] can be very devastating and certainly have the […]

Dec 8, 2016

Let The Sun Shine In: NCSU Improves Plastic Solar Cell Absorption

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider absorption range and increased efficiency.

Dec 8, 2016

Drug Use Strong Predictor for Postpartum Mental Health Problems

New research from North Carolina State University and the University of British Columbia finds that a woman’s lifetime history of drug use can help predict whether the woman will suffer from problems with stress and anxiety after childbirth. The finding […]

Dec 8, 2016

Chipotle CEO sets a bad example in ‘Today Show’ segment

At 10 seconds the guy who wrote, “We deployed robust, industry leading new food safety procedures in our restaurants including new handling procedures for produce, citrus and meats as well as comprehensive sanitizing protocols” pokes at a piece of meat […]