Hops: They’re Not Just for Beer Anymore
Alternative uses and markets get attention as Extension hops conference enters its fourth year.
You Decide: How Can We Address Our Transportation Issues?
What are the challenges our transportation system faces, and how can we address them in the future?
CALS Alum and Professor Recognized for Nursery Industry Impacts
Two horticulturists with ties to NC State are honored for ways they've helped enhance the Southern nursery industry.
Bee-Killing Mite Isn’t a Vampire After All
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science this week debunks the long-held belief that varroa mites feed on “bee blood” – AKA hemolymph. NC State researcher Allen Cohen, co-author of the paper, explains.
Economic Perspective: The Divergence of Economic Growth
In the 21st century, big cities are getting bigger, and small towns are shrinking. Does this trend span nationwide, and are there small towns breaking the trend?
Global Research Outreach in Nairobi: Biochemistry’s Jose Ascencio-Ibanez
Teaching Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Research Jose Ascencio-Ibanez recently attended a one-week outreach initiative in Nairobi, Kenya. The goal: partner with international researchers to help identify drivers of viral evolution infecting cassava plants, an important staple crop.
Major Study Sheds Light on Plant Growth
An international team, including researchers from NC State, identifies the regulators that spur plants to grow larger and more complex once they’ve germinated. The research, published in the journal Nature, has important implications for agriculture.
Economic Perspective: The Future of Social Security
Many retirees rely on Social Security for at least a portion of their income. What does the future look like for the Social Security program?
You Decide: Can Opportunity Zones Boost Local Economies?
Opportunity zones are used as incentives to encourage investments, but there are questions about how effective the method is. NC State economist Mike Walden breaks down some of the outcomes.
Economic Perspective: Is Hemp the Next Big Crop?
Currently, hemp is being grown in controlled pilot cases and some universities. What can the future look like for this crop if it becomes more prevalent?