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Sep 19, 2018

Florence’s Floods Reveal Exposure of Rural Areas to Climate Change

“A lot of people are still asking themselves, ‘What does this even look like in a small town in North Carolina?’” said Whitehead, whose program is headquartered at North Carolina State University.

Sep 18, 2018

The Floods After Florence: A Live Two Hour Special From Around North Carolina

Sarah Kirby joins them to give listeners helpful information about how to preserve their most valuable items and returning their homes to a safe condition after the storm. She is the State Program Leader for Family and Consumer Sciences and […]

Sep 18, 2018

Florence Floods Crop Fields, Washing Away Tobacco and Cotton

Some of the counties harder hit by Florence are located on the southern end of North Carolina’s largest tobacco growing region, said Matthew Vann, assistant professor and tobacco extension specialist at North Carolina State University.

Sep 18, 2018

‘This is my heart.’ Volunteers help dogs and cats evacuated from flooded shelters

Kelli Ferris, a veterinarian from N.C. State University, helped organize the staging area and oversaw the medical exams.

Sep 18, 2018

Forget Canada’s dairy producers, the U.S. ‘sugar cartel’ has secured an even sweeter deal

Though the roots of the current U.S. Sugar Program can be found in the 1930s, tariffs on American sugar date all the way back to the founding of the republic, said John Beghin, professor of agriculture and resource economics at […]

Sep 17, 2018

Here’s What Hurricane Florence Could Do to a House

“With a Category 1, 2, or 3, you’ll lose roof shingles, the more shingles the higher it goes, but once you get to a 4, the idea of losing the whole roof comes about,” says Sarah Kirby, a professor of […]

Sep 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence has scientists packing up their labs and hoping the power stays on

Forensic anthropologist Ann Ross is worried about her freezer full of pig parts if Hurricane Florence cuts the power to her lab at North Carolina State University.

Sep 17, 2018

Bacteria in a Dinosaur Bone Reignite a Heated Debate

In the mid-2000s, Mary Schweitzer from North Carolina State University reportedly found blood vessels, cells, and traces of collagen protein from the thigh bones of two dinosaurs: a 68-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus and an 80-million-year-old Brachylophosaurus.

Sep 17, 2018

Five Ways Cultural Institutions, Landmarks and Zoos Are Prepping for Hurricane Florence

NC State toxicologist Heather Patisaul says that she and her research team moved their “most precious samples” to freezers equipped with backup power generators.

Sep 17, 2018

The Rapid Response Measure Big 5 Personality Test Is Super Hard To Trick

Now, psychology researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new personality test that’s not only faster to take than existing tests, but is also harder to trick.