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four cats at food bowls

Feb 28, 2020

Cat Food Mystery Foils Diet Study

Cat food turns out to be something of a mystery. 

Dr. Louie Rivers - Does the Rising Heat in Raleigh Disproportionately Affect Low-Income and Minority Groups?

Sep 26, 2019

Does the Rising Heat in Raleigh Disproportionately Affect Low-Income and Minority Groups?

Due to a lack of green space and a gentrification pattern in Raleigh, heat is rising. Who does this impact the most? 

bumblebee hovers near flower

Jul 30, 2019

Children Prefer Faraway Wildlife to Local Nature

Children in both rural and urban areas prefer faraway animals to local wildlife. 

an empty classroom

May 6, 2019

Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents

A new study finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change. 

empty street of small town

Apr 9, 2019

Unique Partnership Sheds Light On Energy Challenges for Low-Income Households

NC State-led partnership evaluates needs, challenges and possible solutions to energy challenges facing low-income households. 

man in boat under washed out road

Apr 8, 2019

Using Local Expertise To Assess Hurricane Impacts

Researchers are launching a project to assess the impacts of the 2018 hurricanes on North Carolina by making use of the people who know the affected counties best. 

bird perching on a box

Mar 19, 2019

Triangle Bird Count to Shed Light on Urban Wildlife

Wildlife researchers are launching a bird population survey in the Triangle region, focused on getting a better understanding of the birds that live in Raleigh, Durham and other urban centers. 

Vishnu Mahesh Vivek Nanda stands next to the GeoLab sign

Mar 14, 2019

Partnership With Wake County a New Think (and Do) Tank for Harnessing Spatial Data

Through a new partnership called Geo-IDEAS, NC State and Wake County are developing innovative approaches to incorporate spatial analysis and decision-making. 

Diagram of transcriptional regulatory network and scanning electron micrograph of a poplar stem cross-section

Mar 6, 2019

Transcription Factor Network Gets to Heart of Wood Formation

Research from NC State's Forest Biotechnology Group has applications in timber, paper and biofuels, as well as healthier forests. 

A student looks through virtual reality goggles and uses a controller

Feb 20, 2019

Emerging Opportunities and Jobs in the Bioeconomy

Informal STEM education, including gaming technologies, could give the bioeconomy a boost. 

prow of a canoe on the river

Dec 12, 2018

Hurricane Flooding Affects Lumbee River Basin

As the global population has exploded over the last century, nitrogen has become one of the most common water contaminants in the world. 

children on sofa with devices

Oct 22, 2018

Modern Conflict: Screen Time vs. Nature

Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. 

Sep 4, 2018

Building a Sound Map of Raleigh – for Science

Sound can affect everything from human health to the well-being of wildlife, but there is very little data on the levels and types of sound in U.S. cities. 

Fisherman tries his luck along the surf at Carolina Beach's Freeman Park.

Aug 2, 2018

Ensuring Cleaner Air and Water

NC State researchers are partnering with communities, agencies and local residents on a wide range of projects to improve air and water quality. 

A starling nest in a box containing herbs

Jun 5, 2018

Study Finds Aromatic Herbs Lead to Better Parenting in Starlings

The presence of aromatic herbs in the nest leads to some improved parenting behaviors in European starlings.