Research Yields New Details About Trap-jaw Ants – and They Look Amazing
Trap-jaw ants, with their spring-loaded jaws and powerful stings, are among the fiercest insect predators, but they begin their lives as spiny, hairy, fleshy blobs hanging from the ceiling and walls of an underground nest.
Alumna Brings Sloth Love to Hunt Library
Zoology alumna Sam Trull, co-founder of The Sloth Institute in Costa Rica, helps raise baby sloths who have lost their mothers and also educates the public about these fascinating creatures.
The Value of Science is Reflected in Your Everyday Decisions
There’s been a fair amount of discussion recently about the value of science and whether it’s worth supporting.
Why Endocrine Disruptors Are Scary – And What You Can Do About It
A new book aims to explain the nature of endocrine disruptors, why they are so widespread, and how you can protect yourself.
Ahmed Mohamed: From Desert Nomad to Health Researcher
Raised as a nomad in northern Africa, Ahmed Mohamed has found a home in North Carolina helping to solve challenges facing public health.
Forensic Research Finds Bone Density Affects Size of Bullet Holes
NC State research finds that the density of bones in the skull affects the size of bullet holes in the skull. The finding is useful for law enforcement officials and medical examiners seeking to identify the caliber of firearms that have been used to commit murder.
Media Invited to Forensic Science Workshop on Clandestine Burials
Researchers will be training law enforcement officials and crime scene investigators on how to find hidden bodies and retrieve evidence that can help track down those responsible.
The Fly Whisperer
Pioneering geneticist Trudy Mackay's work with fruit flies is influencing scientists around the world and leading to important discoveries.