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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.

Jan 23, 2023 ABC11

Bottlenose dolphin dies after becoming stranded in Atlantic Beach

The North Carolina State University Center for Marine Science and Technology is working to determine how a dolphin that was stranded at Atlantic Beach died. The center shared a photo of the 8-foot-6-inch male bottlenose dolphin on its social media page. According to CMAST, the dolphin was already dead when officials from the North Carolina… 

Jan 23, 2023 WRAL

NC State, Lenovo partnership helps HBCU students with new data visualization tools for marketing

Delisa Matthews with NC State University’s Wilson College of Textiles taught the group about special software developed at the university. “Our data science program gives them access to free software where they’ll be to take all that data they have and help them make better decisions,” Matthews said. Lenovo provides technology and mentorships for students to… 

Jan 23, 2023 WTVD

HBCU students help local minority-owned small businesses

Minority-owned small businesses are getting a helping hand from business students. NC State University teamed up with Lenovo to help connect HBCU students with small, minority-owned businesses across the state. On Friday, the companies kicked off the collaborative that aims to give business owners tools to expand their brands. 

Jan 23, 2023 WNCN

NC HBCU students give Black entrepreneurs a hand through data program

Students from the state’s HBCUs are learning how to help Black entrepreneurs grow their businesses. It’s part of the “Data Trade Gateway” program, organized by N.C. State and tech company Lenovo. In this program, each student is paired with a business owner. That student keeps up with the data and helps them make decisions. 

Jan 20, 2023 San Francisco Examiner

When it comes to covering climate, biology textbooks fall short, study finds

Some people collect stamps. Jennifer Landin collects textbooks. Biology textbooks, to be exact. So when a student came to her with a question about the environment, Landin, an associate professor at North Carolina State University, plucked a volume from her collection, choosing one from the 1970s — a time before she suspected she’d find the… 

Jan 20, 2023 The Shelby Star

For a great Wilmington garden, try these sweet shrubs packed with color and texture

For an infusion of trending color, let’s start with Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta. Recognized globally as a leading source of color expertise, Pantone Color Institute says “Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal… 

Jan 20, 2023 WRAL Tech Wire

AgBio startup celebrates crop science expansion in Durham, partnership with Bayer

Announcement attendees included company leaders and employees; local and state elected officials; farmers and other agricultural technology representatives; life sciences and economic development organizations such as the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, North Carolina Biosciences Organization, the North Carolina Office of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Research Triangle Regional Partnership; and university representatives such as… 

Jan 20, 2023

Study finds ants aren’t altering behavior in rising temperatures

Researchers at North Carolina State University found in a recent study that ants did not adjust their behavior in response to warming temperatures and persisted in sub-optimal microhabitats even when optimal ones were present. The finding suggests ants may not be able to adjust their behavior in response to warming ecosystems. 

Jan 19, 2023 Live Science

Velociraptors probably didn’t use their ‘wicked’ claws for slashing, surprising new study suggests

As it turns out, dromaeosaurid claws don’t resist side-to-side force well, said James Napoli(opens in new tab), a paleontologist and postdoctoral researcher at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University who was not involved in the new study. Nor do they make great knives. “If you’re using something to cut,… 

Jan 19, 2023 AgUpdate

Overhead view could help control weeds

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Texas A&M University, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are on thieir way to making that scenario a reality. Their goal is to create a mobile app that enables a grower to take a video over a cover crop – whether it be by unmanned-aerial vehicle,… 

Jan 19, 2023 Bon Appetit

You Should (Really, Seriously) Clean Your Spice Jars

So what does this all mean for home cooks? Benjamin Chapman, an author on the study who also leads the department of agricultural and human sciences at North Carolina State University, told The Washington Post that people don’t need to freak out and fumigate their spice drawers. Pathogens tend to lose their harmful potency on… 

Jan 19, 2023 WRAL

New urban landscapes need to survive climate changes decades away

NC State forestry health professor Kelly Oten suggests considering incorporating species of trees that typically grow further south. “The trees we plant today may not mature for decades to come, so being able to have trees that are resilient to a warming climate is really important,” Oten said. 

Jan 18, 2023 Farm Progress

Insecticides show promise as Lorsban alternative in sweetpotatoes

North Carolina State University Extension entomologist Anders Huseth remains bullish on two insecticides offering new modes of action for control of thrips and other pests in sweetpotatoes and other crops. 

Jan 18, 2023 The Guardian

Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest provider are worthless, analysis shows

Erin Sills, a co-author in the international group and a professor at North Carolina State University, said the findings were “disappointing and scary”. She was one of several researchers who said urgent changes were needed to finance rainforest conservation. “I’d like to find that conserving forests, which conserves biodiversity, and conserves local ecosystem services, also… 

Jan 18, 2023 The Washington Post

These common recipe instructions make food safety experts cringe

Cooking chicken to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, which you can confirm by sticking a food thermometer into the thickest part, kills illness-causing germs such as salmonella. Rinsing raw chicken, on the other hand, can spread them. “There’s nothing that you can do to remove any of the harmful bacteria,” said Ben Chapman,…