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satellite image of smoke across arctic

Sep 19, 2022

Wildfire Smoke May Have Amplified Arctic Phytoplankton Bloom

Research by Douglas Hamilton, assistant professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, found that smoke from a Siberian wildfire may have transported enough nitrogen to parts of the Arctic Ocean to amplify a phytoplankton bloom. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 12, 2022

Researchers Explore Enzymes That Use a Cation, not Oxygen-Addition, to Drive Reactions

Chemists at NC State took part in research that studied the structure and binding mechanisms of Fe/2OG enzymes to explore their potential for use in creating valuable molecules. 

Dr. Schaefer leaning against a wall in Riddick Hall.

Sep 12, 2022

The Freedom of Flexibility

Private support has given Thomas Schaefer, the Wesley O. Doggett Distinguished Professor for the Department of Physics, greater flexibility to Think and Do. 

The NC State Belltower on main campus.

Sep 1, 2022

Chemist Pierce Among Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awardees

Joshua Pierce, a professor of chemistry, received one of six Chancellor's Innovation Fund awards to continue his research on effective bacterial biofilms treatment. 

Graphic shows process of achieving superflorescence at room temperature.

Aug 29, 2022

‘Naturally Insulating’ Material Emits Pulses of Superfluorescent Light at Room Temperature

Shuang Fang Lin, associate professor of physics, discusses how this research could lead to the development of faster microchips, neurosensors and quantum computing materials. 

Aug 26, 2022

Most Human and Neanderthal Interbreeding ‘Took Place in Africa and Iraq’

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"By evaluating facial morphology, we can trace how populations moved and interacted over time," said Ann Ross, a professor of biological sciences at NC State. "And the evidence shows us that the Near East was an important crossroads, both geographically and in the context of human evolution." 

View of the Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Research Lab at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Aug 24, 2022

Making Science Communication Make Sense

A partnership between NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is opening new windows on the world of science communication. 

blue-ish white dots and lines against a black backdrop resemble a night sky, but are actually a microscopic image of salt crystals and a fluorescently labeled virus

Aug 24, 2022

Sciences Students, Faculty Among 2022 Envisioning Research Contest Winners

Winners of the 2022 Envisioning Research contest help us understand, and appreciate, our world. 

lifelike sculpture of a powerfully built neandertal man with a broad brow, brown hair and beard

Aug 23, 2022

Study of Ancient Skulls Sheds Light on Human Interbreeding With Neandertals

Research by Ann Ross, a professor of biological sciences, supports the hypothesis that much of this interbreeding took place in the region ranging from North Africa to Iraq. 

The Belltower provides a backdrop for colorful fall leaves.

Aug 22, 2022

Meet Our Newest Faculty

Meet the College of Sciences’ newest faculty members.