Termite Queen, King Recognition Pheromone Identified
Forget the bows and curtsies. Worker termites shake in the presence of their queens and kings. New research explains how these workers smell a royal presence.
Learning From the March Madness Road
NC State basketball players Al Freeman and Sam Hunt are never far from their online graduate studies—even while playing in the NCAA Championship.
‘Demographic Compensation’ May Not Save Plants Facing Changing Climate
Large-scale study shows mixed results for hypothesis on how plants deal with climate change.
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.
How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two Genomes
Termites are "social cockroaches." NC State researchers examine the genomes of both termites and cockroaches to find clues about how this evolution occurred.
Barrangou Wins NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences
Rodolphe Barrangou wins yet another prestigious award for his discovery of the genetic mechanisms and proteins driving CRISPR-Cas systems.
Get a Little Closer: Moth Females Use Scent Proximity to Attract Mates
Female moths with an ineffective pheromone blend can use proximity to better-smelling females to attract mates.
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.
What Will North Carolina Be Like in 2050?
Mike Walden gives a preview into his new book, and predicts what the state of North Carolina will be in the year 2050.
Economic Impacts of Recent Hurricanes
The nation received an unprecedented one-two punch from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. How will the damage be reflected in the national economy over the coming year?