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Apr 28, 2017

Breeding a better stevia plant for the Southeast

Researchers at North Carolina State University are developing stevia plants whose leaves contain more of the sweetening compounds people like and less of the ones they don’t.

Apr 28, 2017

Bee research aided by citizen scientists

Margarita Lopez-Uribe, assistant professor of entomology, is working with collaborators at North Carolina State University on The Great Pumpkin Project, which is aimed at describing the geographic distribution of important crop plants and the insects and microbes with which they […]

Apr 28, 2017

The hidden life of worms

Neal has continued to study composting, going not just once but twice to the annual vermiculture conference started 18 years ago by Rhonda Sherman, extension specialist at North Carolina State University.

Apr 28, 2017

A Surprising Finding About Psychological Trauma: In Some Ways, It’s Beneficial

A new study by North Carolina State University researchers found that a long-recognized phenomenon called post traumatic growth is more likely to occur in veterans who also had the highest level of PTSD symptoms.

Apr 28, 2017

How to plant a tree for successful growth

North Carolina State University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences says trees absorb and block noise and reduce glare. They also can trap dust, pollen and smoke. Trees also absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses from the air. One […]

Apr 27, 2017

Ranked: Which major North Carolina airports have the cheapest airfare?

Mike Walden, economist and professor at N.C. State University, cautions that average airfares across all domestic flights “can differ based on the specific destinations.” “That said, RDU should certainly advertise its relatively low fares,” he says. “The fare difference between […]

Apr 27, 2017

Does NC need buffers?

In a presentation to the state’s Environmental Management Commission last year, Michael Burchell II, an associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering at N.C. State University, cited evidence of several benefits from strips of vegetation.

Apr 27, 2017

Game-Based Learning Takes Partisanship out of Civics Lessons and Provides Insight

One study out of North Carolina State University examined the implementation of an adventure game that addressed key components of the maps and models required by upper elementary science curricula.

Apr 27, 2017

Tournament Puts Spotlight on Conservation

NCSU Professor Michael Burchell and his team created a master stormwater-management plan that identified potential low-impact stormwater-reduction projects. The report also said to pay attention to the needs of golfers.

Apr 27, 2017

Dinosaur Proteins: From Evolution To Biomaterials To Extra-Terrestrial Life

Schweitzer said, “When you think about it, it is the message of DNA-the proteins that are actually the stuff on which natural selection works. The sequences of proteins can be used to generate ‘family trees’ of organisms, just like DNA. […]