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NC State news is shared far and wide. Below are just some of our recent appearances in local, regional, national and international media publications.

Oct 24, 2012

Flame Retardant ‘Firemaster 550’ Is an Endocrine Disruptor

Flame Retardant ‘Firemaster 550’ Is an Endocrine Disruptor, ScienceBlog.com (blog), Oct. 24 , 2012. The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals. Heather Patisaul, biology, featured. 

Oct 23, 2012

School performance owes most to parents

School performance owes most to parents, The British Psychological Society, Oct. 23, 2012. The influence of a parent may be more important than the qualities of a school when it comes to how well a child performs in the classroom. Toby Parcel, sociology, featured. 

Oct 23, 2012

RTP: Research Triangle Primer

RTP: Research Triangle Primer, Forbes, Oct. 22, 2012. The ScienceWriters2012 conference will bring to Raleigh over 500 voices of science and medicine in the press to meet, learn, and tour the Research Triangle area for great stories. David Kroll, english, featured. 

Oct 23, 2012

Can Republicans increase their ranks of governors? Four races to watch.

Can Republicans increase their ranks of governors? Four races to watch, The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 19, 2012. With only 11 races for governor this year, there’s no big sea change to anticipate. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured. 

Oct 23, 2012

NCSU study shows rates are rising for rent-a-bees

NCSU study shows rates are rising for rent-a-bees, News & Observer, Charlotte Observer, Oct. 22, 2012. Pollination is basic science, but the cost of it is getting more complicated. Walter Thurman, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Oct 23, 2012

Early voters could tip scales in NC

Early voters could tip scales in NC, The Daily Tar Heel, Oct. 22, 2012. Although election day is 15 days away, the battle to drive North Carolina residents to the polls is already underway for both major political parties. Steven Greene, political science, featured. 

Oct 23, 2012

Report adds twist to N.C. auditor’s race; allegations of relationship, burglary

Report adds twist to N.C auditor’s race; allegations of relationship, burglary, Charlotte Observer, Oct. 22, 2012. Debra Goldman, the Republican candidate for North Carolina state auditor, named a man who is now a state House candidate as a suspect in June 2010, when she reported a burglary from her Cary home. Andy Taylor, political science, featured. 

Oct 23, 2012

How to avoid getting eaten by a bear and other outdoor safety tips

How to avoid getting eaten by a bear and other outdoor safety tips, Medical Xpress, Oct. 22, 2012.  NC State University expert on camping and outdoor adventure safety has spent 35 years collecting accident reports, first-person accounts and newspaper articles about when things went wrong in outdoor and adventure programs. Aram Attarian, parks, recreation and tourism management, featured. 

Oct 23, 2012

Survival Tips to Avoid Getting Eaten by a Bear and Other Safety Tips for Outdoor Activities

Survival Tips to Avoid Getting Eaten by a Bear and Other Safety Tips for Outdoor Activities, Medical Daily, Oct. 22, 2012. While the last thing on your mind is getting eaten by a bear, recreation and tourism management stresses the importance of outdoor safety tips. Aram Attarian, parks recreation and tourism management, featured. 

Oct 23, 2012

NCSU poll shows political divide between faculty, students

NCSU poll shows political divide between faculty, students, News & Observer, Oct. 23, 2012. A recent survey of North Carolina State University students and faculty shows a political divide between faculty and the student body. Michael Cobb, political science, featured.  

Oct 23, 2012

Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA

Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA, Alaska Native News, Oct. 23, 2012. NC State researchers have increased the potency of a compound that reactivates antibiotics against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Christian Melander, chemistry, featured.  

Oct 22, 2012

‘I Belong In a Barn’

‘I Belong In a Barn’, Southern Pines Pilot, Oct. 22, 2012. Each October, the N.C. State Fair ­beckons visitors with bright lights, whirling rides and the savory-sweet smell of deep-fried food. First held in 1853 by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society, the fair was an annual gathering to showcase the latest ­scientific advancements in farming… 

Oct 22, 2012

Neighbors in the news, Oct. 21, 2012

Neighbors in the news, News & Observer, Oct. 21, 2012. An effort to reshape perceptions of Southwest Raleigh – and ultimately, attract more investment and high-quality growth – kicks off this week after more than a year of preparation. Art Rice, landscape architecture, featured. 

Oct 22, 2012

Science camp at NCSU doubles as cancer support program

Science camp at NCSU doubles as cancer support program, WRAL.com, oct. 20, 2012. Anytime a family member is diagnosed with cancer, the coping process quite often becomes a difficult combination of confusion and fear. John Cavanagh, biochemistry, featured. 

Oct 22, 2012

Rising rates for rent-a-bees

Rising rates for rent-a-bees, Charlotte Observer, Oct. 21, 2012. Pollination is basic science, but the cost of it is getting more complicated. Walter Thurman, agricultural and resource economics, featured.