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The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Mar 30, 2022

Graduate Programs Rise in Rankings

This year's U.S. News rankings bring good news for graduate programs across the university. Three programs place in the top 10 nationwide while numerous other graduate programs advance. 

ground surface rupture

Mar 29, 2022

What the Sparta Earthquake Tells Us About Shallow Quakes

The Sparta, N.C. earthquake is the first documented surface rupture earthquake in the eastern U.S. and can help us learn more about shallow earthquakes. 

Pine needles

Feb 21, 2022

Pine Needles Tell the Story of PFAS in North Carolina

Researchers used pine needles to trace the 50-year history of PFAS in central and eastern North Carolina. 

medical illustration of liver

Feb 7, 2022

In Mice, Mothers with Metabolic Syndrome Can ‘Turn On’ Offspring’s Liver Disease

An imprinted gene associated with development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is switched on in mice who nurse from mothers with metabolic syndrome, even when those mice are not biologically related. 

NC State's Memorial Belltower lit red at night

Jan 26, 2022

AAAS Elects Fellows

The election of eight faculty researchers to the prestigious scientific society signals NC State's rising reputation as a research powerhouse. 

three images capture beetle larvae at various stages of jumping; a fourth image shows the trajectory of a larva's leap

Jan 19, 2022

Scientists Find Previously Unknown Jumping Behavior in Insects

There is evidence that this jumping behavior is occurring in a range of species – we just haven’t noticed it before. 

a human skull rests on a glossy black surface in front of a black background

Jan 4, 2022

Forensic Researchers Call for Proactive Efforts to Address Racism

The call responds to issues of systemic racism highlighted by the BLM movement. 

icebergs in water

Dec 15, 2021

Time Lag Between Intervention and Actual CO2 Decrease Could Still Lead to Climate Tipping Point

Lag between intervention and CO2 decrease could have ramifications for climate change. 

NC State University doctoral researcher Will Reckling prepares to launch a drone on Roan Mountain, NC, to map the area for endangered high-elevation plants.

Nov 8, 2021

Keeping Track of Rare Mountaintop Plants with Drones

Drones allow researchers to more safely and efficiently monitor endangered high-elevation plants. 

Skulls of a baboon and howler monkey with the teeth "digitally dissected."

Oct 26, 2021

What Big Teeth You Have: Tooth Root Surface Area Can Determine Primate Size

A formula that calculates primate body size from tooth root size could help us learn how human ancestors interacted with their environment. 

a camera is filming a scientist talking about her work; the scientist is also visible in the viewfinder of the camera

Oct 13, 2021

Scientists Seen as Trustworthy Experts When Sharing Their Work in Online Videos

Viewers responding positively to researchers who present their own work. 

Five Minutes with Kip Kroeger, Supervising Producer on Ted Lasso

Oct 7, 2021

The Wolfpack and the Ted Lasso Way

NC State Alumnus Kip Kroeger says lessons he learned as part of the NC State community influence his work as supervising producer on the hit TV show. 

a two-lane road disappears into floodwaters

Oct 7, 2021

Five Years Later, Five Lessons Learned from Matthew

Matthew was a wake-up call, reinforcing the danger posed by tropical systems far from the coastline. 

Sleeping newborn

Oct 6, 2021

‘Safer’ Chemicals Still Linked to Neurotoxicity, Developmental Effects

A class of chemicals commonly found in everything from toys to home furnishings may pose more of a risk to brain development in children than previously thought. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 30, 2021

Two-Dimensional Hybrid Metal Halide Device Allows Control of Terahertz Emissions

A 2D hybrid metal halide device allows directional control of terahertz radiation generated by a spintronic scheme.