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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 12, 2024 WHQR/NPR

How can you make your yard more friendly to fireflies? NC State experts explain

Gareth Powell, a professor of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University, said light pollution can prevent fireflies from communicating and finding mates. Fireflies spend most of their lives in the larval life stage“I know a lot of people have lights on in the evening and throughout the night but try turning them… 

Jul 12, 2024 Morning Ag Clips

The Science of Steak on the Grill

“When you’re talking about a piece of steak or chicken, something that’s high protein, you have one of the key ingredients for Maillard,” says Gabriel Keith Harris, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Food Science with NC State University’s Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences. 

Jul 12, 2024 Walter Magazine

10 Places to Get a Frozen Treat this Summer

North Carolina State University’s Howling Cow Dairy Products are a hit with students and visitors alike. This premium ice cream is made right on campus at the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science’s Feldmeier Dairy Processing Lab in Schaub Hall. Pick up your favorite flavors (like Chancellor’s Wolf Tracks, Lemon Wafer or Cherry Vanilla)… 

Jul 12, 2024 LiveNow on Fox

Economist weighs in on recent inflation data

The latest Consumer Price Index was released this week, LiveNOW’s Mike Pache checks in with Dr. Mike Walden, economists at North Carolina State University, to break down the numbers. 

Jul 11, 2024 Tech Explorist

Newly discovered dinosaur species lived 99 million years in burrows

Paleontologists from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences discovered the fossil, along with other specimens of the same species, in the Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation, beginning in 2013. The preservation of these fossils, combined with distinct characteristics, raised the possibility that these dinosaurs were capable of burrowing. 

Jul 11, 2024 IFL Science

99-Million-Year-Old Fossils Reveal This Dog-Sized Dinosaur Burrowed Underground

“Fona is often found complete, with many of its bones preserved in the original death pose, chest down with splayed forelimbs, and in exceptionally good condition,” Haviv Avrahami, first author of a study describing the discovery and PhD student at NC State, said in a statement. “If it had already been underground in a burrow before… 

Jul 11, 2024 WTVD

NC State robot works to advance artificial intelligence in agriculture

Slowly, but surely, a robot named BenchBot 3.0 is making moves at NC State, passing repeatedly over 500 pots of different plant species for artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize. “A human would have to look at all these pictures and say, OK, this is this species,” hardware design engineer Mark Funderburk said. “But with this system,… 

Jul 11, 2024 Marianas Variety

New dinosaur species named after Chamorro goddess

FONA herzogae, a newly discovered dinosaur species in the Cedar Mountains of Utah, was named after a Chamorro goddess. The grandparents of paleontologist Haviv Avrahami, a member of the research team, are from Guam. He gave the dinosaur its genus name, Fona, based on the ancient Chamorro creation myth. Its species name, herzogae, is in… 

Jul 10, 2024 The New York Times

Overlooked No More: Ursula Parrott, Best-Selling Author and Voice for the Modern Woman

In Ursula Parrott’s estimation, happiness was never more difficult for women to attain than it was in her lifetime. This was a central theme of her writing; from 1929 until the late 1940s, she published 20 books and more than 100 short stories, articles and serialized novels, from which 10 movies were adapted. – Author,… 

Jul 10, 2024 Interesting Engineering

99 million-year-old fossil reveals new dinosaur species that lived in burrows

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth. But not all were above-ground giants, some were small, and liked to spend their time in underground burrows. Paleontologists from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences unearthed a new dinosaur species from the Cedar Mountain Formation in Utah.  

Jul 10, 2024 Newsweek

Paleontologists Uncover New Utah Dinosaur Species That Burrowed Underground

F. herzogae was described based on specimens found by researchers from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS) in a part of Utah’s Cedar Mountain geological formation known as the Mussentuchit Member. 

Jul 10, 2024 WPTF

Haviv Avrahami Discusses Discovery of 100-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Fona herzogae

A 100-million-year-old dinosaur was unearthed by North Carolina scientists who compare the bizarre new species to a “burrowing deer.” The new dinosaur, Fona herzogae, lived 99 million years ago in what is now Utah. At that time, the area was a large floodplain ecosystem sandwiched between the shores of a massive inland ocean to the… 

Jul 9, 2024 WRAL

New species of dinosaur unearthed by NC paleontologists

Paleontologists from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences unearthed the fossil – and other specimens from the same species – in the Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation, beginning in 2013. The newly-discovered ancestor of Thescelosaurus shows evidence that these animals spent at least part of their time… 

Jul 9, 2024 Phys.org

Life underground suited newly discovered dinosaur, study finds

Paleontologists from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences unearthed the fossil—and other specimens from the same species—in the Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation, beginning in 2013. The preservation of these fossils, along with some distinguishing features, alerted them to the possibility of burrowing. 

Jul 9, 2024 Sci News

Newly-Discovered Thescelosaurine Dinosaur Lived in Burrows

Paleontologists from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences unearthed the fossil — and other specimens from the same species — in the Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation, beginning in 2013.