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Apr 15, 2024

Why Figuring Out How Potassium Is Destroyed in Stars Is Important to Understanding the Universe

If you want to know where elements come from, look to the stars. 

A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon.

Apr 4, 2024

Mating, Galloping and Vocalizing: Animal Behavior During Eclipses

We might not be on the path of totality for the April 8 eclipse, but our scientists will be. A group of NC State researchers are heading to Texas to study animals’ reactions to the phenomenon. 

Baseball on ground

Mar 27, 2024

The Physics of a Curveball

A well-placed curveball can be an amazing pitch. But how does it work? 


Mar 26, 2024

The Art of Insect Flight

Adrian Smith and artist Xavi Bou collaborate on an insect-based art project. 

D. virilis brains

Mar 21, 2024

‘Courtship’ Gene Shows Different Effects in Two Fruit Fly Species

A gene associated with courtship behavior in fruit flies does not operate the same way in two different fruit fly species. 


Mar 15, 2024

Printed Polymer Allows Researchers to Explore Chirality and Spin Interactions at Room Temperature

A new polymer allows researchers to measure how much charge comes from spin within spintronic materials. 


Mar 6, 2024

Understanding Wind and Water at the Equator Key to More Accurate Future Climate Projections

Getting the winds right is key to accurately model Pacific Ocean warming. 

drugs on a table

Mar 4, 2024

DNA Aptamer Drug Sensors Can Instantly Detect Cocaine, Heroin and Fentanyl – Even When Combined With Other Drugs

High-performance DNA aptamer sensors can detect trace amounts of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine - even in mixtures. 

Scum-forming bloom of toxic cyanobacteria Microcystis in North Carolina coastal waters

Mar 4, 2024

NC State Receives $6.9 Million From NSF, NIEHS to Fund New Oceans and Human Health Center

The grant will help establish the North Carolina Center for Coastal Algae, People and Environment. 

pacific ocean

Mar 4, 2024

Using Stats to Protect Oceans

Shu Yang and Brian Reich use statistics to determine whether conservation efforts are working. 

Three female students huddle around a tablet on a white table during an IMHOTEP Academy event at The Science House.

Feb 28, 2024

The Science House Earns Enduring Achievement Award

NC State’s STEM hub for K-12 students across the state was recognized for its societal impact and public engagement through science education. 

Feb 16, 2024

New Gift from Skanska USA Building Provides Strong Start for Integrative Sciences Building Construction

A generous gift from Skanska USA Building Incorporated provides a strong start to funding for NC State’s Integrative Sciences Building. The $125,000 founding commitment, made under the leadership of Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark Balling, will name Laboratory Rooms 169/171 in the building that will transform the sciences at NC State. 

Memorial Belltower

Feb 9, 2024

Neuroscientist Christa Baker Wins C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker, assistant professor of biological sciences at NC State, has received the C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy from the American Association for Anatomy.  

water drips from faucet

Jan 10, 2024

Nafion byproduct 2 Found in Blood of Well Users Near Fayetteville, N.C.

PFAS detected in well water in Bladen and Cumberland counties. 

Chancellor Woodson and NASA astronaut Christina Koch sit on stage at Stewart Theatre with a starry background behind them. The image also contains the Red Chair Chats graphic, which says "Red Chair Chats with Chancellor Woodson. Special guest: Christina Koch"

Dec 14, 2023

To the Moon: Chancellor Woodson Talks Artemis II and Chasing Dreams with NASA Astronaut Christina Koch

NASA astronaut and three-time NC State alum Christina Koch joins Chancellor Woodson for the first live episode of Red Chair Chats and previews the Artemis II mission, slated to orbit the moon in fall 2024.