North Carolina Central University

It's the Pits

Your armpits carry millions of tiny microbial passengers. Watch scientists study the ecosystem of the armpit and learn how deodorants can affect not only your social life, but also your microbial life.

Cycling Cicadas

For all of the high-tech science that cicadas are providing the researchers at North Carolina Central University’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE), it seems only fitting to talk a little more about the mysterious insects. That’s because there might not be another insect that provokes more emotional reaction than the periodical cicada; a creature that you will only find between the eastern half of the Great Plains and the Atlantic Coast.

That’s right.

Periodical cicadas are not found anywhere else on Earth.