Learn about photosynthesis: the natural process that fuels the living world.
Explain how the use, protection and conservation of natural resources impact the environment, including biodiversity, from one generation to the next, then learn how researchers in North Carolina are helping to conserve and preserve native plants by saving seeds in a long-term seed storage facility.
Bees are Healthy Eaters
May 25, 2016
File this under “animals are smarter than humans.” New research from NC State University shows that honeybees will, for the most part, neglect soda and other foods with processed sugars in favor of sugar from flowers.
Tropical Birds Evolved 'Superfast' Muscles to Win Mates
May 19, 2016
There is something inherently male about sports cars. That is not to say there are not thousands of female sports car aficionados out there, but data has shown that sports car drivers tend to be male.
Modified Medical Maggots
May 13, 2016
And now for things that make you go “Blugh!”
Maggots inspire a gut-churning reaction. Seeing them out in nature causes us to wrinkle our noses, and bad slasher flicks use them as a visual cue for fear and disgust.
But for some people with wounds that just will not heal on their own, maggots genetically modified by NC State University entomologist Max Scott could hold the key to the healing they need.
Study Surveys the Insects in Raleigh-Area Homes
May 11, 2016
Sorry, North Carolina, you are not alone in your homes.
That, perhaps, should not come as a surprise. Hardly a week goes by where we don’t find a bug or spider hiding in a dark corner of our kitchen or bedroom, but many people probably don’t wonder how many others there might be—while many others don’t want to know.
Antiperspirants and deodorants change the microbial life on your body.
UNC Researchers Discover Another Cell HIV Can Infect
May 10, 2016
HIV is not the death sentence it used to be. In the 1990s more than 40,000 people could die because of HIV/AIDS in a single year. In 2013, that number had dropped to just fewer than 7,000 per year thanks to education and treatments that can manage the HIV virus.
If you want to understand the uniquely American obsession with cleanliness, including the use of deodorants, you have to start with the United States military. More specifically, you have to start with a pivotal point in military history that not only changed America, but in the long run, also changed how Americans viewed sanitation.