agriculture and life sciences

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.

Aug 29, 2017  |  The Abstract

Technique Gives Brewers Data to Improve Fermentation Control

New technique lets brewers monitor fermentation to better control brewing time and quality of future beers.

Aug 17, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State and Oracle Pilot Big Data Project to Grow Agriculture

Oracle has selected NC State as a university partner to pilot a new program that uses big data to solve grand challenges in everything from agriculture to textiles to engineering. First on the list? Sweet potatoes.

Aug 10, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

DELTA Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients

DELTA will give more than $236,000 in new and continuing DELTA grants to 25 recipients across eight academic colleges.

Aug 4, 2017  |  The Abstract

Notes from Tanzania: Reflections from the Field and Next Steps

Scientists, governments and organizations must collaborate to solve the complex problem of cassava mosaic disease.