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Jun 20, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Ancient Skulls Shed Light on Migration in the Roman Empire

Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south and central Italy still bear distinct physical differences to one another.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Huffman Named Head of Physics Department

Paul Huffman, a prominent nuclear physicist, has been named the new head of the Department of Physics.

Jun 9, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Physicists Use Numerical ‘Tweezers’ to Study Nuclear Interactions

Researchers use numerical tweezers to study how interactions between protons and neutrons produce forces between nuclei.

Jun 7, 2017  |  Faculty Clusters

Leadership in Public Science: Meet Katie Mack

Katie Mack's enthusiasm for talking with the public about astronomy and skill at discussing complex subjects in accessible language have made her a go-to source for research on how the universe works.

Jun 5, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Forensic Technique Uses Forehead X-Rays to Assess Age of Juvenile Remains

Researchers have developed a technique that can provide an approximate age for juveniles based on a frontal X-ray of the skull.

May 24, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

60 Seconds With Neuroscientist John Meitzen

Meet NC State neuroscientist John Meitzen, who researches how the human brain works and helps the public understand it.

May 15, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Use Molecular Dynamics and Machine Learning to Create ‘Hyper-predictive’ Computer Models for Drug Discovery

Denis Fourches uses molecular dynamics and machine learning to create hyper-predictive drug discovery models.

May 11, 2017

Tracking the Protein Patrollers

A nanoprobe developed by biophysicists at NC State could allow researchers to trace the movements of different proteins along DNA – without the drawbacks of current methods. A host of proteins patrol your DNA helix like cops on a beat. […]

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  |  The Abstract

Sharing Science Through Picture Books

There may be no better marriage of science and art than in a children's book.