agriculture and life sciences

Nov 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

More Than a Numbers Game: New Technique Gauges Microbial Communities by Biomass

New technique allows researchers to get a more in-depth view of microbial communities.

Nov 9, 2017  |  Campus Life

Stakeholders, University Celebrate Plant Sciences Partnership

Agricultural leaders plant their stakes, literally, in the ground on NC State’s Centennial Campus, as they mark their commitment to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.

Oct 9, 2017  |  The Abstract

What Will North Carolina’s Economy Look Like in 2050?

The transformation of the NC economy will likely mean big changes for everything from the state’s education system to the way it levies taxes.

Oct 2, 2017  |  The Abstract

Recluse or Not? Scientists Use Twitter to Tackle Spider Questions

Don't panic! Scientists want to use social media to help folks learn more about brown recluses (and their lookalike spider kin).

Sep 29, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

New NC State research shows that earlier and longer flowering seasons have detrimental effects on bumble bees.

Sep 20, 2017  |  The Abstract

Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn

For the first time, scientists have characterized DNA replication for an entire plant genome.

Sep 11, 2017

Study Examines Cross-Species Interactions

A new study shows the ways differing species interact at the molecular level.

Sep 7, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study: SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough to Afford a Healthy Diet

A study finds that SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines.

Sep 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Buggin’ Out: NC State’s Insect Museum Grows

NC State’s Insect Museum, which already includes more than 1.5 million specimens, has now received a gift of 60,000+ insects.

Aug 30, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation

Plants and ants living in tropical savannas disappear when forests encroach due to lack of fire.