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Where Credit is Due: How Acknowledging Expertise Can Help Conservation Efforts

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Scientists know that tapping into local expertise is key to conservation efforts aimed at protecting biodiversity – but researchers rarely give credit to these local experts. Now some scientists are saying that’s a problem, both for the local experts and for the science itself. To address the problem, a group of scientists is calling for

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This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Edgar Lobaton

Monday, April 7th, 2014 | Tags:

Editor’s note: This is the first entry in an ongoing series of posts called This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State that we hope will highlight the diversity of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The series is inspired by the This Is What A Scientist Looks Like site. This submission comes

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Ants…In…Space

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Hunt, a writer in NC State’s News Services office. When NC State postdoc Clint Penick collected a group of pavement ants in a small mountain community in Western North Carolina last summer, he never dreamed they’d travel farther than his biology lab in Raleigh. Today, as

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Media Coverage Drives Some Misperceptions about Cancer

Monday, January 27th, 2014 | Tags: ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ryan Hurley, a health communication researcher and assistant professor of communication at NC State, on two papers related to news media, cancer, and public perception. People need and want recent information about cancer in order to make decisions about how they might manage their personal prevention, detection,

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Why a New Catalyst for Hydrogen Production May Be a Big Deal

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

A research team led by Linyou Cao at NC State has shown that a one-atom thick film of molybdenum sulfide (MoS2  ) may work as an effective catalyst for creating hydrogen. Hydrogen holds great promise as an energy source, but the production of hydrogen from water electrolysis – freeing hydrogen from water with electricity –

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