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Dec 14, 2018

As Apple shuns NC, a scramble for answers. Are we not ‘cool’ enough?

N.C. State University economist Michael Walden said that while incentives play a key role in economic development projects, they often aren’t as important as many think. “I think incentives are always part of the conversation, but I don’t think they […]

Dec 14, 2018

Fresh Christmas trees can be crawling with spiders, mites and other bugs: What you need to know

But there’s no need to fret. “These ‘accidental invader’ insect and spider pests are harmless and should not be viewed as a disruption to the festivities,” the university added. North Carolina State Extension also noted that it’s relatively rare to […]

Dec 14, 2018

Meet the microscopic creatures that share your home, bed and shower

Dunn, a professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University and at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, realized early in his career just how many unanswered questions there were in our understanding of the biological world. “I started […]

Dec 14, 2018

Scientists Are Fighting For The Stricken Pickle Against This Tricky Disease

The pickle is in peril. Each summer since the mid 2000s, Florida winds carry downy mildew to cucumber fields north. By summer’s end, the disease reaches Michigan, leaving a trail of withered leaves and thwarted pickling plans. With failed harvests, […]

Dec 13, 2018

Students around the globe collect quality, eye-opening research data on mammals

Children all over the world are learning science by collecting data and running experiments in their classroom. But what if the data they collected during their school day could be used to help scientists? Turns out, it can. Researchers at […]

Dec 13, 2018

Continuous EEG Proves Its Worth in Monitoring Childhood Seizures

“The retrospective analysis was conducted by a team of engineers, who were able to make use of robust statistical methodologies to control for observational bias,” says Julie Swann, co-author of a paper on the work. “It was possible due to […]

Dec 13, 2018

Is airplane coffee or tea safe to drink?

When TODAY Food reached out to Paul Dawson, a Clemson University food scientist and professor, and Brian Sheldon, an emeritus professor in food microbiology from North Carolina State University, they pointed out that the Hunter College Study was a questionnaire […]

Dec 13, 2018

Rare species of Dracula ant snaps up record for world’s fastest animal movement

In future studies the team, which includes scientists from the University of Illinois, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University, plans to investigate how the ants use this […]

Dec 13, 2018

Insects are disappearing from science textbooks—and that should bug you

Given the huge number of insects, what did bugs do to get left in the dust? According to co-author Jennifer Landin, an associate professor in North Carolina State University’s department of biological sciences, an increased focus on genetics and cell […]

Dec 12, 2018

College textbooks largely overlook the most common animals

“Insects are essential to every terrestrial ecosystem and play important roles in everything from agriculture to human health — but our analysis shows that students taking entry-level biology courses are learning virtually nothing about them,” says Jennifer Landin, a teaching […]

Dec 12, 2018

Half of North Carolina employers facing difficulty in hiring, study finds

North Carolina State University Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist William Neal Reynolds said that nationwide there is robust job growth in STEM fields, and a supply and demand employment issue. Many of STEM-related jobs require higher rigorous education and highly […]

Dec 12, 2018

Dracula Ant’s Deadly Snap-Jaw Makes It the ‘Fastest Animal on Earth’

“These ants are fascinating as their mandibles are very unusual,” said University of Illinois animal biology and entomology professor Andrew Suarez, who led the research with Fredrick J. Larabee, a postdoctoral researcher at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; […]

Dec 12, 2018

UNC Health Care boosts the pay of 9,000 employees as it raises minimum wage

“The majority of studies over decades have found setting a minimum wage lowers the employment of lower skilled workers,” said N.C. State University economist Michael Walden. “An alternative — not ever used in the U.S. to my knowledge — is […]

Dec 12, 2018

NC State alum gives new life to old clothes

N.C. State student alum Emily Neville is giving new life to old T-shirts and garments. Last year, Neville founded Reborn Clothing Co., which transforms old garments into laptop cases, blankets, bandanas, travel bags, golf head covers and more. Neville learned […]

Dec 11, 2018

John Trump: Squabble over NC elections board ends where it began

Andy Taylor, a political science professor at N.C. State University, told Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello that it looks as if lawmakers are abandoning their quest for a bipartisan board of elections and ethics. “If you’re going back to what the […]