College Textbooks Largely Overlook the Most Common Animals
Biology textbooks devote less than 1 percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of animal species.
How Big Can Snowflakes Be?
Snowflakes can get pretty darn big.
Soft Tissue Shows Jurassic Ichthyosaur Was Warm-Blooded, Had Blubber and Camouflage
Soft-tissue analysis of Jurassic ichthyosaur reveals they were most likely warm-blooded, had insulating blubber and camouflage coloration.
Virtual Library of 1 Million New Macrolide Scaffolds Could Help Speed Drug Discovery
New virtual library of 1 million macrolide scaffolds could speed antibiotic, anti-cancer drug discovery
Researchers.One – A New Model for Open Access Publishing and Peer Review
Researchers develop genuinely open-access peer review publication platform they believe will promote academic freedom, broaden dissemination and even help improve the quality of scientific research.
Researchers Identify Promising Proteins for Diagnostic, Prognostic Use in ALS
Researchers have identified proteins that may be useful in both earlier diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and in more accurate disease prognosis.
Building Better Predictions From Polls
Inaccurate 2016 election predictions weren’t due to shy voters or flawed surveys, but to excessive averaging over multiple polls. An NC State statistician proposes a better model.
Taking Their Vitamins: Researchers Find Bacterioplankton Rely on Environmental Vitamin B1 Rather Than Making Their Own
Researchers find that more bacterioplankton utilize vitamin B1 or B1 precursors from their environment than synthesize their own.
Not All Analyses Are Equal: Physicists Create Guidelines for Non-Equilibrium Measurements of Many-Body Systems
When it comes to non-equilibrium physics, not all assumptions are created equal.
Detecting Gluons Inside Pions: 5 Questions With NC State Physicists Patrick Barry and Chueng Ji
Researchers from NC State University have determined the probability of finding a gluon inside the pion. The Abstract talks with them about what this finding means for our understanding of how the universe works.
Approach Paves Way for New Generation of Antimicrobial Materials
Researchers have successfully developed materials with the ability to render bacteria and viruses inactive using only ambient oxygen and visible-wavelength light. The new approach opens the door to a range of new products aimed at reducing the transmission of drug-resistant pathogens.
In this October episode of Audio Abstract we focus - zombie-like - on the brain!
New Research Aims to Help Catch Child Killers
NC State research will help law enforcement learn more from juvenile and infant remains in order to help bring killers to justice.
Rocky Road: Nanocars Roll, Hop and Skid Across Surfaces
A nanocar’s rolling wheels can move the vehicle in a straight line in distances up to 16 times its body length.
Math in Motion
Mathematician Tye Lidman and dancer Michelle Pearson are working together to make two disciplines that people find difficult - math and dance - accessible to a broader audience.