The Evolution of Puppy Dog Eyes
Nature World News
Co-author and anatomist Adam Hartstone-Rose, at NC State, said: “These muscles are so thin that you can literally see through them – and yet the movement that they allow seems to have such a powerful effect that it appears to have been under substantial evolutionary pressure."
Why alligators with orange heads are showing up around the Cape Fear region
A team of researchers from NC State has been capturing, testing and tagging alligators across the state as part of a study to learn more about the potential health impacts that Perfluorinated compounds (PFAS), like GenX, can have on animals.
Transgenerational BPA exposure may contribute to autism, study finds
News Medical Life Sciences
Transgenerational bisphenol A (BPA) exposure may contribute to autism, according to a mouse study led by an NC State behavioral neuroendocrinologist and published in Endocrinology.
Huge mysterious blob discovered under the moon’s biggest crater
“This is a very large mass of a scale that is difficult even for geologists to recognize,” said Paul Byrne, an assistant professor of planetary geology at NC State and a member of the team of scientists who made the discovery.
Does the recent severe weather relate to climate change?
"It doesn't mean every rainstorm is going to be heavier," said Walt Robinson of the State Climate Office at NC State. "But it means the biggest storms can be bigger and the heaviest storms can be heavier."
Chemist Williams Named LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar
Gavin Williams, associate head of the Department of Chemistry, has been named the Thomas Lord, LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar at NC State.
Chemist Pierce Named LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar
Joshua Pierce of the Department of Chemistry has been named the Hugh C. Lord, LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar at NC State.
Chemists Build a Better Cancer-Killing Drill
An international team of scientists, including researchers from NC State, is getting closer to perfecting molecule-sized motors that drill through the surface of cancer cells, killing them in an instant.
The Nation’s T. Rex
The Washington Post
“I’ve had a lot of T. rexes in my life, but MOR555 was special,” said Mary Schweitzer, a paleontologist at North Carolina State University.
NCICS to Host NOAA Cooperative Institute
The institute will be dedicated to expanding our understanding of the full Earth system and its interactions with human activities.