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Girl with painted rocks

Mar 25, 2020

Boredom Busters: More Activities for Kids

Five fun indoor projects to help keep everyone’s minds active and hands busy. 

Child with caterpillar on his nose.

Mar 25, 2020

Outdoor Activities for Kids

Without going far, kids can explore and learn from familiar environments. 

two bottles of infused oil

Dec 4, 2019

How to Infuse Oils, Vinegars, Liquor or Honey (Without Making People Barf)

Food safety tips for making hand-crafted gifts of infused oils, etc. 

a roasted turkey on a table

Nov 22, 2019

Expert Tips for Thanksgiving Food Safety

Our food-safety expert shares research-based tips for how to buy, thaw, prep and cook your Thanksgiving feast so everyone stays happy and healthy. 

industrial hemp plants

Feb 14, 2019

Is Hemp The Same Thing As Marijuana?

What's the difference between marijuana and hemp? 

photo of a pressure cooker

Feb 13, 2019

Why Does Food Cook Faster In A Pressure Cooker?

How do pressure cookers work? 

eggs on a griddle

Jan 16, 2019

Why Do Egg Whites Turn White When You Cook Them?

Why do egg whites turn white? Does that make them safe to eat? 

brown spider

Jan 10, 2019

‘Is This a Brown Recluse?’ A Year of Looking at Spiders

What happens when three scientists launch a public service for people with spider questions? 

Chapman Potato Salad in Blue Bowl

May 24, 2018

It’s Not the Mayonnaise: Food Safety Myths & Summertime Food

Warm weather means picnics and outdoor get-togethers. Here are some tips on how to avoid making your friends and loved ones barf this summer. 

Jul 20, 2017

4-H Electric Congress Celebrates 70th Year

Every summer, North Carolina 4-H Electric Congress draws young people from across the state for hands-on learning, and fun, in science, technology, engineering and math related to electricity. 

Apr 3, 2017

Study IDs Ways to Encourage ‘Refuge’ Planting, Slowing Resistance to Bt Crops

A study finds a shortfall in the amount of “refuge” cropland being planted in NC – increasing the rate at which crop pests evolve the ability to devour genetically engineered Bt crops. 

Aug 31, 2016

Honoring NC State’s Top ‘Yambassador’

Henry M. Covington was a longtime extension specialist whose research and partnerships with growers spurred the growth of North Carolina’s sweet potato industry. He passed away in 2004, but the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission (NCSPC) established an endowment to honor the man affectionately known as “Mr. Sweet Potato” and to ensure that his legacy would continue. 

Jun 29, 2016

Expanding Outreach to Support Bees and Other Pollinators

A lot of people want to know what they can do to help bees – and a new initiative at NC State is aimed at helping to meet that demand. 

Jun 6, 2016

5 Things You Should Know About Grilling Burgers (To Avoid Getting Sick)

To help you avoid barfing this grilling season, a food safety expert gave us these five things to remember when it comes to making a delicious (and safe) burger. 

The frankly beautiful froth at the head of a pint of beer.

Mar 22, 2016

Home Brew

A burgeoning beer business is brewing in North Carolina — and NC State is supporting it with innovative brewing techniques, hands-on training for future brewers and a project to jumpstart hops production in the state.