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Author: Tracey Peake

Aye-aye

Oct 21, 2019

Gimme Six! Researchers Discover Aye-Aye’s Extra Finger

A study led by NC State researchers has discovered the first accessory digit ever found on a primate. 

Water flea

Sep 16, 2019

Disrupting Key Protein Alters Biological Rhythms in Water Flea

Suppression of E75 protein results in longer molt cycles and reduced numbers of offspring in the water flea. 

On June 5-6, 2012, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory collected images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. NASA/SDO, AIA

Aug 23, 2019

Why We Need to Get Back to Venus

Planetary geologist Paul Byrne explains why we need to get back to our cosmic neighbor. 

Common craniofacial landmarks.

Aug 13, 2019

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. 

Force Chain Lattice

Aug 5, 2019

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. 

Student walks to Talley Student Union in the rain.

Jun 19, 2019

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. 

Close-up of a dog's face with a hopeful expression

Jun 18, 2019

How Dogs Evolved ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’

Researchers have discovered the secret of the "puppy dog eyes" dogs use to tug at human heartstrings. 

Atomic-scale structure obtained by high-resolution electron microscopy

Jun 11, 2019

‘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. 

Close-up of a faucet with running water

May 2, 2019

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. 

Satellite image of Hurricane Florence off the coast of North Carolina

Apr 16, 2019

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.