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Dec 8, 2016

The late bloomer got the worms

Rhonda Sherman worked as a recycling coordinator and educator for UNC-Chapel Hill and then the state government before NC State University hired her on the first day of 1993. It was there that she found worms. “I accidentally became famous […]

Dec 8, 2016

When neurons are ‘born’ impacts olfactory behavior in mice

New research from North Carolina State University shows that neurons generated at different life stages in mice can impact aspects of their olfactory sense and behavior.

Dec 8, 2016

Remembering the Man with Chlorophyll in his Veins

Horticulturist J.C. Raulston died in 1996, but his legacy lives on at the North Carolina State University arboretum that bears his name, the nine plants named in his honor, and all over the backyards and nurseries of North Carolina.

Dec 7, 2016

Farm-Fresh Firs, Christmas Tree Crop Brings Year-Round Work

Taylor Williams, Agricultural Extension director for Moore County, said Frasier firs in the mountains are susceptible to a fungal rot, so NC State has been actively looking for resistant varieties. A secondary goal is to find species from other areas […]

Dec 7, 2016

Democrats celebrate rare victory after N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory concedes

“Policy-wise, there’s almost nothing he [Roy Cooper] can do,” Steven Greene, a political science professor at North Carolina State University, told The Associated Press. “But politically, if he plays smart, he can put Democrats in a position to win back […]

Dec 7, 2016

When neurons are ‘born’ impacts olfactory behavior in mice

New research from North Carolina State University shows that neurons generated at different life stages in mice can impact aspects of their olfactory sense and behavior. The work could have implications for our understanding of neurodevelopmental processes or traumatic brain […]

Dec 7, 2016

Expect the unexpected, say college disaster prep officials

For college administrators, extreme weather is yet another hazard to prepare and practice for on a list that includes infectious disease outbreaks, active shooters and technological outages. “We know that it [weather] can be very devastating and certainly have the […]

Dec 7, 2016

Editorial: Sock it to us

The parent company of Sock & Accessory Brands Global of Advance recently bought Twin City Knitting Co. of Conover. We’re a long way from the heyday of American textile manufacturing, but such deals as this give us hope. Michael Walden, […]

Dec 7, 2016

Technique leads to broader sunlight absorption in plastic solar cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider absorption range and increased efficiency.

Dec 7, 2016

North Carolina’s new governor to face resolute GOP legislature

Cooper will be in a position to skewer Republican policy decisions if he thinks they don’t have broad, middle-class popularity, said Steven Greene, a political science professor at N.C. State University.