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Sep 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

‘Rounding Up’ Beats Traditional Fundraising Requests

What's the best way to solicit donations for charity?

Sep 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work

The tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency.

Sep 18, 2018  |  The Abstract

What’s the Value of Lost Recreation Days from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?

How do you calculate the cost of people not showing up?

Sep 17, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Rocky Road: Nanocars Roll, Hop and Skid Across Surfaces

A nanocar’s rolling wheels can move the vehicle in a straight line in distances up to 16 times its body length.

Sep 10, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Computer Model Reveals Effect of Increased Cholesterol on Specific Ion Channel in Heart

Researchers use computer model to reveal interaction between cholesterol, ion channel involved in regulating heart's potassium levels.

Sep 4, 2018  |  The Abstract

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.

Aug 30, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Personality Test is Faster – and Tougher to Trick

Psychology researchers have developed a new personality test that is both faster to take and much harder to manipulate by those attempting to control the outcome.

Aug 27, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds Sucralose Produces Previously Unidentified Metabolites

Sucralose, a widely used artificial sweetener, is metabolized in the gut, producing at least two fat-soluble compounds, according to a recent study using rats.

Aug 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Mucosal Environment of Older Pigs Helps Newborn Piglets with Intestinal Injury Recover

Researchers find that the intestinal mucosal environment of juvenile pigs can stimulate repair of intestinal injuries in newborn piglets.

Aug 21, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Plant Protein Complex Plays Larger Role Than Previously Known in Important Growth and Development Process

Little-studied plant cellular protein complex plays critical and surprising role in plant growth and development process.