In the News Features

Mar 27, 2017

The N.C. organizations that received the most NIH funding in 2016

A number of universities – including Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University – hover near the top of the list of North Carolina recipients, which also includes the likes of contract research organizations Rho and PPD, as well […]

Mar 27, 2017

Trail cams used to monitor predators of deer fawns

“I’m interested in looking at just how these fawns are using the landscape and surviving in this space where all these predators are out to get them,” said Murphy, who earned her undergraduate degree in fisheries and wildlife science from […]

Mar 27, 2017

NWS is looking for volunteers to track rain, snow and hail

“Monitoring weather and climate conditions in North Carolina is no easy feat,” Heather Dinon Aldridge, assistant state climatologist and interim associate director of the State Climate Office, based at North Carolina State University, said in a press release. “CoCoRaHS volunteers […]

Mar 27, 2017

No Chickens Were Harmed In The Making Of This Fried Chicken

In November, researchers at North Carolina State University said they’d successfully grown a “nugget” of turkey meat about the size of a finger tip in their lab, but the team has yet to announce the development of anything more substantial.

Mar 27, 2017

The Emotional Resonance of Lies—And What We Can Do To Defeat Them

A study from North Carolina State University, led by Dr. Alicia McGill found that explicitly teaching critical thinking skills during a semester significantly reduced students’ belief in pseudoscientific, nonsense claims, compared to a control group.

Mar 24, 2017

NC unemployment rate falls two notches to 5.1%

North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell two notches last month as the state added more than 9,000 nonfarm jobs, more than compensating for a significant decline in jobs recorded in January. But the information and financial sectors each lost 500 jobs. […]

Mar 24, 2017

NC State student comes up with a plan to keep pill bottles out of the trash

Most used prescription pill bottles end up in landfills, but a student at N.C. State University has come up with a new kind of bottle that can be reused. Mallory Barrett, a junior studying industrial design, won an award in […]

Mar 24, 2017

Body found behind Wendell home of man whose mother has been missing since October

Harrison credited a pair of N.C. State University anthropologists for helping officials locate the body they have searched for “a lot of times,” sometimes with cadaver dogs, since October. “We had a lot of good help,” Harrison said. “The two […]

Mar 24, 2017

If NC wants to feed itself – and the world – it needs to save its farms

North Carolina appears to be at a literal crossroads regarding its agricultural future. According to a study by N.C. State University, agriculture and agribusiness provides 663,000 jobs – 17 percent of all jobs in the state. This is topped only […]

Mar 24, 2017

NCSU researchers develop tech to remotely curve plastics with light

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D) structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.