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Jun 14, 2021

NASA is returning to Venus to learn how it became a hot poisonous wasteland

Paul Byrne on why exploring Venus is vital to understanding the past - and possibly the future - of Earth 


Sep 18, 2020

Why Phosphine in Venus’ Clouds is a Big Deal

Paul Byrne explains why finding phosphine gas on Venus is important, and where we go from here. 

American bison.

Jul 2, 2020

Can Asia End its Uncontrolled Consumption of Wildlife? Here’s How North America Did it a Century Ago

A researcher from NC State offers lessons from wildlife conservation in North America in the hope they can aid global efforts. 


Jun 19, 2020

Land Loss Has Plagued Black America Since Emancipation – Is it Time to Look Again at ‘Black Commons’ and Collective Ownership?

This is a repost from The Conversation. Authors: Kofi Boone, professor of landscape architecture, College of Design, North Carolina State University; Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, Tufts University Underlying the recent unrest sweeping U.S. cities over police brutality is a fundamental inequity in wealth, land and power that has circumscribed black lives… 

On June 5-6, 2012, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory collected images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. NASA/SDO, AIA

Aug 23, 2019

Why We Need to Get Back to Venus

Paul Byrne explains why we need to get back to our cosmic neighbor. 

Artist’s depiction of a moon base with a view of Earth in the distance. Pavel Chagochkin/

Mar 5, 2019

Mining the Moon

Utilizing the moon's resources could help make solar system exploration more economical. 

NC State faculty member Sarah Desmarais.

Feb 28, 2019

News Site Helps Faculty Reach Broad Audience

Sarah Desmarais' article on The Conversation about mental illness and violence received tens of thousands of page views and was republished by dozens of mainstream news outlets. Learn more about how to publish your work on The Conversation at an information session on March 7.