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Xenopus tadpoles

Feb 22, 2024

What Frogs Can Tell Us About Our Intestines

Frogs can help us understand why our intestines sometimes don't develop as they should. 

Dead tree in dry landscape

Dec 8, 2023

What Can 66-Million-Year-Old Carbon Dioxide Data Tell Us About Our Future Climate?

The last time Earth had CO2 levels comparable to current ones was 14 million years ago. 

Memorial Belltower

Oct 23, 2023

Using AI to Solve Fundamental Issues in Nuclear Physics

A new collaboration aims to solve the nuclear many-body problem. 

Anole on a pole

Oct 10, 2023

How Does Constant Evolution Keep Species Stable?

Brian Langerhans talks about a new study that could offer answers to evolution's "stasis paradox." 

inter-system crossing

Jul 20, 2023

Creating a Clearer Picture of Interplay Between a Molecule’s Electrons and Nuclei

The Abstract talks with Felix Castellano about the interaction of electrons and nuclei within molecules, and what that means for energy production. 

Galaxy IC342

Jun 26, 2023

Where Do New Galaxies Come From?

Rongmon Bordoloi talks about primordial gasses and how galaxies are born. 

PEDM

Jul 1, 2022

When Volcanology and Art Collide

Arianna Soldati talks about a unique collaboration between volcanologists and glass artists. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Jun 13, 2022

Understanding Room Temperature Superconductivity

Lex Kemper discusses attempts to untangle the secrets of superconducting material YBCO. 

Debris flow

May 4, 2022

Getting a Better View of Landslide Risk With LiDAR

Geologists use LiDAR to try and figure out where landslides are more likely to occur. 

Toy dinos

Apr 25, 2022

Exploring the Origins of Molecular Paleontology

If Jurassic Park fueled your interest in dinosaurs, genetics, and all things ancient, you aren’t alone. There’s an entire field dedicated to looking for ancient DNA – molecular paleontology – that predates Michael Crichton’s take on dino clones. And the people behind that research are just as varied and interesting as any of Crichton’s subjects.… 

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. 

woman discussing a research poster

Mar 22, 2022

Exploring What Equity Means in Research at NC State

NC State's inaugural Equity Research Symposium brought together faculty, staff and students to explore research that examines issues related to equity. 

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. 

probiotic

Sep 2, 2021

Pre- and Probiotics Keep Intestinal Barriers Strong

Prebiotics and probiotics can do more than just add good bacteria to the gut - they can help keep intestinal barriers strong. 

pets waiting for owner

Aug 5, 2021

Adjusting Pets to Life After COVID-19 Quarantine

Margaret Gruen, assistant professor of behavioral medicine, talks about how post-quarantine scheduling shifts may impact pets — and how you can help ease them back into the routine they once knew so well.