Why this newfound trait in corn could be a force against crop disease

NC State researchers discovered a gene that shows unique resistance against multiple crop diseases. 

Why this newfound trait in corn could be a force against crop disease

September 19, 2017

Just like people, plants get sick. Discolored spots grow on the leaves and black bruises appear on roots and fruit until the plant cannot even grow properly.

Here are seven things you may not know about hurricane names

How are hurricanes named? Read about the history of hurricane naming protocol, and the current naming system.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. In addition to the National Hurricane Center's annual predictions before the season starts, and the very real and vitally important concerns about the storms themselves, there is always a question about how hurricanes are named. So, here are seven things you should know about Hurricane names.

In babies, crucial neural connections happen before age three

Though we weren’t aware of it, our brain was growing explosively in the first few years of our lives. From birth to age three, babies gain more than a million neural connections every second. This crucial period of brain formation will affect how a person learns, communicates and behaves for the rest of their lives. 

The brain is made up of neurons, specialized cells that send messages to the rest of the body. Every new experience and memory creates connections between neurons, or synapses. These connections enable basic brain functions.