Stories From 2015

Dec 8, 2015

Gut bacteria important in roach gathering

North Carolina State University entomology research shows that bacteria in the gut of German cockroaches play a major role in how the cockroaches gather together, or aggregate. The findings could lead to more efficient roach baits and traps. Read more […]

Dec 8, 2015

Taking the road less traveled

How do humans continue the important work of connecting people while also allowing for the safe and efficient movement of animals and plant life? NC State ecologist has some suggestions.

Dec 7, 2015

The status of Social Security

Social Security is an important program for almost all households, whether they receive payment or pay into the system. But there are questions about the long-run viability of the program. NC State University economist Mike Walden considers its outlook.

Dec 4, 2015

You Decide: Should We Modify or End the Fed?

Few institutions generate more mystery and controversy than the Federal Reserve, or the “Fed” for short. Mike Walden explains what the Fed is, what it does -- and what are the options.

Dec 4, 2015

Grady Miller honored

Dr. Grady Miller, professor and extension turf specialist with NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is being honored by Turfgrass Producers International with the association’s prestigious Turfgrass Educator Award of Excellence.

Dec 1, 2015

Kannapolis students become scientists for a day

A select group of aspiring young scientists donned lab coats at NC State University's Plants for Human Health Institute recently as they got to conduct hands-on experiments alongside scientists in five laboratories.

Nov 30, 2015

Turfgrass short course set

NC State University will hold its annual one-week Turfgrass Short Course -- appropriate for anyone interested in turf, including homeowners, career changers and professionals needing a refresher – Feb. 15-19, 2016, in Cary.

Nov 30, 2015

Scientists savor sweet potatoes

Dr. Mary Ann Lila hopes research she recently conducted will inspire consumers to maximize sweet potatoes’ health benefits year-round. She found that these vegetables’ functional ingredients can be incorporated into many different snack foods, baby foods, military rations and more.

Nov 30, 2015

Economic trends helping North Carolina

There are always large forces -- some call them winds of change -- impacting the economy, and most can't be affected by public policy. NC State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at big trends that he thinks may affect North Carolina in the decades ahead.

Nov 30, 2015

Keeper of the kingdom

It was an exciting spring at the Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, where NC State grad Heather Wilcox is an animal keeper. In February, two new baby rhinos were born at the Animal Kingdom. Wilcox's duties include training rhinos in behaviors to aid in their health and well-being care.