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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.

Jul 26, 2021 WRAL

Rare ‘corpse flower’ expected to bloom at NC State this month

If you’ve ever wanted to know what death smells like, you can come to North Carolina State University this month to watch the “Corpse Flower” bloom. 

Jul 26, 2021 ABC 11

NCSU marketing professor says we’re missing a target audience for vaccination

A North Carolina State University professor has a theory that there’s a third group who aren’t in either camp, they’re just apathetic about the vaccine. 

Jul 26, 2021 WFAE

As The Delta Variant Of COVID-19 Increases, Cases And Hospitalizations Rise In The U.S.

Julie Swann, department head and professor at North Carolina State University 

Jul 26, 2021 WRAL

Why North Carolina is seeing an increase in wildlife sightings, explained

North Carolina State University Researchers said that animals and humans usually co-exist quite well in Triangle suburbs. Researchers found that wildlife was more prominent in suburban areas, versus rural ones. 

Jul 23, 2021 WRAL

Wolf-German shepherd hybrids loose in Orange County

“These hybrids tend to be a little bit larger than a typical dog, and they may be more unpredictable because they are bred with wolf,” said Dr. Tara Harrison, an associate professor at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Jul 23, 2021 NPR

Your Trash Is Emitting Methane In The Landfill. Here’s Why It Matters For The Climate

Operators have up to five years to start capturing methane from new landfill sections, called cells. But methane pollution begins much sooner than that, said Morton Barlaz, professor and head of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. 

Jul 23, 2021 CBS 17

NC State researchers developing mosquito-resistant clothing

As an alternative, researchers at North Carolina State University have created insecticide-free, mosquito-resistant clothing using textile materials they confirmed to be bite-proof in experiments with live mosquitoes. 

Jul 23, 2021 Mountain Xpress

New website shares WNC landslide risks

According to the N.C. Climate Science Report prepared by N.C. State University’s Asheville-based N.C. Institute for Climate Studies and other experts, the area will likely experience more landslides in the coming years due to climate change. 

Jul 22, 2021 EarthSky

Cracked surface of Venus behaves like sea ice

In late June 2021, researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) provided more evidence for an Earthlike Venus. 

Jul 22, 2021 WUNC

The Predatory New Guinea Flatworm Is In North Carolina: Here’s What To Know

It has a black body with a pale stripe down its back, looking a bit “like a little cartoon,” according to North Carolina State University entomologist Matt Bertone. Its easily transportable nature makes it likely to crop up in new areas. 

Jul 22, 2021 Science Daily

Training helps teachers anticipate how students with learning disabilities might solve problems

North Carolina State University researchers found that a four-week training course made a substantial difference in helping special education teachers anticipate different ways students with learning disabilities might solve math problems. 

Jul 22, 2021 Discover

Turns Out, Venus (Almost) Has Tectonic Plates

“Venus is a lot more dynamic and a lot more interesting than we might have thought a few decades ago.” says Paul Byrne, a planetary geologist at North Carolina State University and co-author of the study describing Venus’ fragmented crust. 

Jul 21, 2021 WRAL Techwire

A wearable plant sensor: NCSU engineers design patch to monitor for diseases, other stress factors

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a patch that plants can “wear” to monitor continuously for plant diseases or other stresses, such as crop damage or extreme heat. 

Jul 21, 2021 Vancouver Sun

‘Eat what you are’: The evolution of taste — and why we can’t resist salty snacks

As an ecologist, Lee Mick Demi hadn’t spent much time pondering taste. But now, after co-authoring a study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution examining the connection between taste and the elemental needs of animals, he thinks about it a lot.“ Livestock and rodents both appear to have the ability to taste and enjoy the taste… 

Jul 21, 2021 JAVMA

Veterinary deans on the move

Dr. Paul Lunn, dean of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will step down in January 2022. Dr. Lunn, who has led the veterinary college since 2012, is leaving to be dean at the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science.