In the News Features

Sep 28, 2016

Underwater robots help scientists see where marine larvae go and how they get there

Studying land crabs on Bermuda, Tom and Donna Wolcott of North Carolina State University wondered why larvae of one species seemed to return to the islands every year from the surrounding ocean, but those of another species did not.

Sep 28, 2016

With new auxin herbicides, resistance likely and a priority concern

Alan York, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Crop Science at North Carolina State University, says he doesn’t know when cotton farmers will see labels for Enlist or Roundup Ready 2 Xtend cotton, but once approval comes stewardship is vital.

Sep 28, 2016

Dinosaur Horns and Crests Tied to Rapid Growth Spurt

Some dinosaurs that had bony protrusions on their skulls — such as horns, crests and knobs — evolved into giant dinosaurs 20 times faster than their relatives without skull ornaments did, a new study finds. “For the first time, we’re […]

Sep 28, 2016

Could ornamented skulls have helped dinosaurs get big?

Study lead author Terry Gates, a paleontologist at North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, normally studies the crests of duckbilled dinosaurs. So when he was looking at a different group of dinosaurs, the two-footed […]

Sep 27, 2016

What makes a hurricane spin and what ‘The Simpsons’ got wrong

Dr. Anantha Aiyyer is an associate professor of marine, earth, and atmospheric sciences at the N.C. State University. Here he explains why hurricanes and tropical cyclones spin the way they do. Hint: It has nothing to do with the direction […]

Sep 27, 2016

Mercury Still An Actively Changing Planet, Study Says

Paul Byrne, planetary geologist at North Carolina State University, says that without more analysis on the newer scarps and how they relate to the older formations, it would be hard to conclude what they really are.

Sep 27, 2016

NCSU, ECU students turn up marble marvels on ancient Jordan dig

A surprise in the desert of Jordan is the find of a lifetime for some North Carolina State University and East Carolina University students and faculty.

Sep 27, 2016

Discrimination’s ‘Back Door’: Tackling Language Bias on Campus

North Carolina State University has a long tradition of sociolinguistic research. Walt Wolfram, a sociolinguist and another of Educating the Educated’s directors, established the North Carolina Language and Life Project in 1993 to study the state’s varied languages, dialects, and […]

Sep 26, 2016

Here’s How Food Safety Experts Test Factories For Listeria

There are several ways that bacteria such as Listeria can get into food products, said Benjamin Chapman, a food safety specialist and an associate professor at North Carolina State University.

Sep 26, 2016

At NCSU, a stinky flower blooms and invites comparisons

A dumpster behind a seafood restaurant. A garbage disposal that’s sat for too long. A pier littered with fish guts. Rotting flesh. This is how onlookers described the smell of a 13-year-old Amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, that began to […]