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Author: Nate DeGraff

Jun 14, 2019

Why alligators with orange heads are showing up around the Cape Fear region

WECT
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. 

Jun 13, 2019

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

Jun 13, 2019

Huge mysterious blob discovered under the moon’s biggest crater

NBC News
“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. 

Jun 5, 2019

Does the recent severe weather relate to climate change?

WRAL
"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." 

The NC State Belltower lit red against a night sky

Jun 4, 2019

Two Chemists Named LORD Distinguished Scholars

The College of Sciences has named two faculty members in the Department of Chemistry as LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholars. 

Jun 4, 2019

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. 

Joshua Pierce works in his lab

Jun 4, 2019

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. 

Jun 3, 2019

Chemists Build a Better Cancer-Killing Drill

Photonics
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. 

Jun 3, 2019

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. 

The view from Thunder Hill Overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Watauga County.

May 31, 2019

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.