Not Just Genes: Environment Also Shaped Population Variation in First Americans
New research finds that genes and environment drove population divergence in the first Americans.
Researchers Forecast Failure in Disordered Materials
Physicists forecasted likely points of failure in two-dimensional disordered laser-cut lattices without needing to study detailed states of the material.
What Does ‘Chance of Rain’ Actually Mean?
We asked atmospheric scientist Gary Lackmann how to figure out whether the forecast means you should grab an umbrella.
How Dogs Evolved ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’
Researchers have discovered the secret of the "puppy dog eyes" dogs use to tug at human heartstrings.
‘Sandwich’ Structure Key to Thin LSMO Films Retaining Magnetic Properties
LSMO, a promising material for spintronic devices, retains its magnetic properties in atomically thin layers if it is “sandwiched” between two layers of a different ceramic oxide, LSCO.
EPA to Fund Study on Whether Treating Drinking Water Limits PFAS Exposure
A new EPA grant aims to answer whether just treating drinking water for chemical contamination does enough to limit exposure.
NC State Researchers Predict Normal 2019 Hurricane Season for East Coast
Researchers predict 13-16 named storms will form in the Atlantic basin during the 2019 hurricane season, 5-7 of which may become hurricanes.
When Storms Turn Carbon Sinks Into Carbon Sources: A Q&A With Chris Osburn
What effect do hurricanes have on the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere? Chris Osburn answers our questions.
Mining the Moon
Utilizing the moon's resources could help make solar system exploration more economical.
New Species of Tiny Tyrannosaur Foreshadows Rise of T. Rex
A team led by an NC State paleontologist discovered a new tiny tyrannosaur that paved the way for T. rex to rule.