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Jun 29, 2017

Variation at a Central Metabolic Gene Influences Male Fruit Fly Lifespan

Why do females outlive males? For fruit flies, the answer can be found in the expression of an important metabolism gene. 

Jun 20, 2017

Ancient Skulls Shed Light on Migration in the Roman Empire

Using state-of-the-art forensic techniques, NC State researchers have analyzed skeletal evidence to help determine migration patterns of peoples in ancient Rome. 

Kay Sandberg

Jun 14, 2017

Online Organic Chemistry Teaching Professor Inspires Students to Learn

Organic chemistry professor Kay Sandberg uses a lighthearted approach to teaching to help students remember more and get excited about the subject for a lifetime. 

Jun 13, 2017

Kathryn Council Honored With 2017 Godwin Red Torch Award

Kathryn Council, an NC State alumna, volunteer and former staff member, received the 2017 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award on June 8 in recognition of her impact at the university. 

Astrophysicist Katie Mack stares up at a starry night sky

Jun 7, 2017

Leadership in Public Science: Meet Katie Mack

Katie Mack's enthusiasm and skill for talking with the public about astronomy in accessible language have made her a go-to source for research on how the universe works. 

Jun 5, 2017

Forensic Technique Uses Forehead X-Rays to Assess Age of Juvenile Remains

NC State researchers have developed a technique that can approximate a juvenile's age based on a frontal X-ray of the skull. 

May 10, 2017

Silicon Valley Favors NC State Alumni

When the top technology firms in Silicon Valley go looking for high-skill workers, they often turn to recent NC State graduates, a new study has shown. 

May 9, 2017

Research Yields New Details About Trap-Jaw Ants — and They Look Amazing

Adrian Smith of the Department of Biological Sciences describes his fascinating new research on developmental stages of trap-jaw ants. 

May 5, 2017

Sharing Science Through Picture Books

Science-themed picture books make the process of science, a way of looking at the world and understanding how it works, accessible to everyone — especially children. 

May 4, 2017

A Work in Progress: Virtual Field Trips for BIO 181

Biology faculty are working with learning technology specialists to immerse students in field-based experiences as part of an introductory biology course.