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photo of a skull

Jan 10, 2020

Study: Columbus’ Caribbean ‘Cannibal’ Claims Were Correct

New evidence suggests one of Christopher Columbus' tales about a warlike Carib people was actually true. 

Kenzie Cromer sits on a beach taking a photo with a camera

Nov 5, 2019

Research in Photos: Senior Kenzie Cromer Wins 2019 Envisioning Research Contest

Learn about the biology student's prize-winning photography and why scientific outreach is important to her. 

Heather Patisaul in her lab in David Clark Labs

Jul 18, 2019

Biologist Patisaul Named Associate Dean for Research

Heather Patisaul, a decorated biologist and an expert on how environmental chemicals affect our health, has been named the new associate dean for research in NC State’s College of Sciences. 

A hand holding a juvenile southern flounder from Mill Creek

Jun 19, 2019

N.C. Study: Warmer Water Linked to Higher Proportion of Male Flounder

In the wild and in the lab, researchers find higher water temperatures lead to fewer female flounder, a cause for concern. 

Paola Rivera in front of a painted silhouette of a man and woman at a telescope

Apr 9, 2019

Funding the Future

Scholarship support is helping Paola Rivera, a sophomore majoring in human biology, work toward a future of helping others. 

Urban creek chub fish

Apr 27, 2018

City Fish Evolve Different Body Forms Than Country Fish

Some stream fish evolve sleek body shapes in urbanized waters, while others become less streamlined. Biologist Brian Langerhans examines the body shape disparities between city and rural fish. 

NC State gateway

Jan 22, 2018

Placental Accumulation of Flame-Retardant Chemical Alters Serotonin Production in Rat Offspring

New research shows flame retardants can have sex-specific effects on placental functions critical for brain development. 

Dec 2, 2016

2016 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award: Aimee Smart

This year’s Outstanding Young Alumnus Award winner, Aimee Smart, has truly distinguished herself during the first part of her career. 

Aug 26, 2015

Citizen Science Effort Highlights How Little We Know About Life in Our Own Homes

An NC State citizen science project has discovered of thousands of unidentified species living in and around homes in the United States.