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Mar 19, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Mar 15, 2018  |  Athletics

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.

Feb 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

‘Demographic Compensation’ May Not Save Plants Facing Changing Climate

Large-scale study shows mixed results for hypothesis on how plants deal with climate change.

Feb 12, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Feb 5, 2018  |  The Abstract

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.

Jan 17, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

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.

Dec 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

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.

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 2, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

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.

Oct 12, 2017  |  Academics

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?