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Oct 17, 2019

Darn You, R2! When Do We Blame Robots?

People are likely to blame robots for workplace accidents, but only if they believe the robots are autonomous. 

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Oct 16, 2019

Study Finds Brands Are Resilient Against ‘Fake News’ on Social Media

“Fake news” stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands. 

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Sep 9, 2019

Study Sheds Light on How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health

New research finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in health, even if there’s no jail time. 

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Sep 3, 2019

Poetry Collection Reflects On Raleigh, City Life

One poet's reflections on the city of Raleigh and how people interact with cities. 

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Aug 13, 2019

‘Growth Mindset’ Intervention Boosts Confidence and Persistence in Entrepreneurship Students

A low-cost classroom intervention aimed at fostering a growth mindset in students gave the students more confidence in their entrepreneurship abilities and helped them persist when challenges arose. 

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Jul 29, 2019

Interventions Aimed At Parents And Kids Boost Safe Sex Practices

Sexual health interventions involving parents and children lead to safer sexual practices – and don’t make adolescents more likely to engage in sexual activity. 

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Jul 22, 2019

When You Spot One Driving Hazard, You May Be Missing Another

A new study finds that when people notice one traffic hazard, they are less likely to see a simultaneous second hazard. 

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Jul 15, 2019

Risk, Uncertainty and the Role of the Public Research University

There is a lot about our society we still don’t understand. Much of what we do understand stems from university research. 

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Jun 26, 2019

Study: Internet Perpetuates Job Market Inequality

Research finds the internet is giving both employers and job seekers access to more information, but has not made the hiring process more meritocratic. 

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May 30, 2019


NC State alum Roxanne Vogel trained and worked in a low-oxygen chamber for three months before scaling the world's highest peak in record time. Next up: Antarctica's Mount Vinson. 

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May 28, 2019

The Message That Addiction Is a Disease Makes Substance Users Less Likely to Seek Help

Research finds that people with substance-use problems who read a message describing addiction as a disease are less likely to report wanting to engage in effective therapies, compared to those who read a message that addiction behaviors are subject to change. 

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May 17, 2019

Human Capital Benefits of Military Boost Economy by Billions

U.S. government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation’s human capital. In 2019 alone, the economic impact of that human capital investment is estimated at $89.8 billion. 

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May 8, 2019

The Ethics and Challenges Surrounding Neuroenhancement

New work explores the ethics of neuroenhancement, and calls for legal and regulatory oversight of the emerging technologies. 

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May 6, 2019

Low-Cost Intervention Boosts Undergraduate Interest In Computer Science

A short online intervention can increase interest in computer science for male and female undergraduate students. 

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Apr 29, 2019

Study Highlights How Little We Know About Women Terrorists

The first large-scale research project evaluating the characteristics of women involved in jihadism-inspired terrorism finds significant differences between men and women in both their backgrounds and their roles within terrorist groups.