biological sciences

May 9, 2017  |  The Abstract

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.

May 4, 2017  |  Events

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.

Mar 31, 2017  |  The Abstract

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.

Mar 10, 2017  |  The Abstract

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.

Jan 31, 2017  |  The Abstract

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.

Aug 3, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Jul 26, 2016  |  Events

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.

Jun 24, 2016  |  Awards and Honors

The Fly Whisperer

Pioneering geneticist Trudy Mackay's work with fruit flies is influencing scientists around the world and leading to important discoveries.