Researchers from NC State University have developed a technique to control populations of the Australian sheep blowfly – a major livestock pest in Australia and New Zealand – by making female flies dependent upon a common antibiotic to survive.
19-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Findings on the genetic blueprint of the relatively primitive dampwood termite highlight key differences and similarities with other social insects like ants, wasps and bees, and provide insight into how social insects evolved.
19-May-2014 2:25 PM EDT
Increasingly harsh drought conditions may take a serious toll on corn and soybean yields over the next half-century, according to research published in the journal Science. Corn yields could drop by 15 to 30 percent, according to the paper's...
1-May-2014 11:00 AM EDT
A new study finds that children pay close attention to issues related to money, and that parents should make an effort to talk with their children to ensure that kids don’t develop misconceptions about finance.
29-Apr-2014 7:00 AM EDT
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases.
11-Apr-2014 3:30 PM EDT
Building antibiotic compounds at the molecular level requires precision and specialized tools. NC State research may turn an enzyme that acts as a specialized “wrench” in antibiotic assembly into a set of wrenches that will allow for greater...
10-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT
New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative...
7-Apr-2014 9:40 AM EDT
To speed up reproduction, there’s no substitute for the tender touch of a live roach. That’s the takeaway from a study examining whether artificial antennae can mimic a cockroach antenna’s capacity to hasten reproduction in cockroach females.
31-Mar-2014 3:15 PM EDT
Experts Offer Insight Into Key Issues in 2014 Midterm Elections, Including Race, Gender, and the Economy
11-Mar-2014 7:00 AM EDT
19-Aug-2013 7:00 AM EDT
13-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST
Don’t believe in Santa Claus? Magic, you say? In fact, science and technology explain how Santa is able to deliver toys to good girls and boys around the world in one night, according to a North Carolina State University researcher.
6-Dec-2011 7:35 AM EST
At Thanksgiving, small mistakes in the kitchen can lead to food-borne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food-safety specialist and assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at North Carolina State University, can offer suggestions to ensure your...
9-Nov-2011 7:00 AM EST
As American workers are faced with the “Great Recession” of the 21st century, how are they faring this Labor Day? What role might organized labor play, or not play, in the upcoming fall 2010 elections?
30-Aug-2010 8:00 AM EDT
The eyes of the world are now focused on Haiti, and the effects of the recent earthquake disaster on the island nation are still unfolding. North Carolina State University researchers can help explain what happened, what may happen next, and what it...
13-Jan-2010 3:30 PM EST
Thanksgiving is when people get together around the dinner table and, unless you want your loved ones getting violently ill, it is a good time to think about food safety. Dr. Ben Chapman, food safety specialist and assistant professor of food...
19-Nov-2009 12:35 PM EST