Intensive Biomass Harvest Linked to Fire Ant Colonization, Decreased Invertebrate Diversity
Removing too much of the woody debris left on the ground after timber is cut can open the door for invasive fire ants and reduce invertebrate diversity, according to two new studies in North Carolina and Georgia.
‘Demographic Compensation’ May Not Save Plants Facing Changing Climate
Large-scale study shows mixed results for hypothesis on how plants deal with climate change.
Atomic Structure of Ultrasound Material Not What Anyone Expected
Researchers have gotten a glimpse at how atoms are arranged in a widely-used material – and it’s not what anyone expected.
Study: Corporations Can Benefit from Altruism During a Crisis
Research finds that altruism – and social media – can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes.
‘Green’ Catalysis Technique Aims to Boost Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Efficiency
NC State researchers have developed a green chemistry method to improve efficiency in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes
Bed bugs may soon be considered more than a nuisance pest. New research shows that bed bugs produce a lot of histamines that trigger allergic reactions in humans, and that these histamines don't go away for long periods of time - even if the bed bugs are eliminated.
New Approach Can Help Authorities Respond More Quickly to Airborne Radiological Threats
New technique uses existing technologies to detect potential airborne radiological materials in hours instead of days.
Study Sheds New Light On Antibiotics Produced by Ants
A new study finds some ant species make use of powerful antimicrobial agents – while other ant species produce none at all.
Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them
Researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them.
New Ethics Committee Aims to Help Veterinarians Navigate Complex Care Situations
A first-of-its-kind veterinary medical ethics committee will aid care providers navigating care goals and quality of life issues.