In the Press

We love it when other folks are interested in our research. Here are a selected bunch that we like from the recent news cycle (2014 to present).

Scientists just completed a census of the creepy crawlies that live in our homes

The Washington Post November 2, 2016 – Features research from the Arthropods of Our Homes project.

Dust DNA Reveals All the Insects and Creatures that Live in American Homes

Newsweek November 22, 2016 – Features research from the Arthropods of Our Homes project.

Antiperspirant Alters the Microbial Ecosystem on Your Skin

NC State News February 2, 2016 – Features research from the Armpit Microbes project.

Just Give Up. It’s Impossible to Bug-Proof Your Home

WIRED January 19, 2016 – Features research from the Arthropods of Our Homes project.

American Homes Are Filled With Bugs (And that’s okay)

The Atlantic January 19, 2016 – Features research from the Arthropods of Our Homes project.

Our Parasites And Vermin Reveal Secrets Of Human History

NPR Dec 24, 2015 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes et al.

Face Mite Genetics Offer Clues To Human Evolution

IFL Science Dec 15, 2015 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes et al.

Your Hair Mites Are So Loyal Their DNA Reflects Your Ancestry

Smithsonian Dec 14, 2015 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes et al.

Your Face Is Covered in Mites, and It’s Your Parents’ Fault

WIRED Dec 14, 2015 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes et al.

What the mites on your face say about where you came from

Science Dec 14, 2015 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes et al.

We Know Almost Nothing About the Animals That Live on Our Faces

The Atlantic Dec 14, 2015 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes et al.

Scientists say face mites evolved alongside humans since the dawn of human origins

California Academy of Sciences Press Dec 14, 2015 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes et al.

Why and Where Cats Roam

Huffington Post December 8, 2015 – Features the research from our Cat Tracker Project.

Ants With Leaping Ability

The New York times December 1, 2015 – Features the research of D. Magdalena Sorger.

These Ants Can Jump With Their Legs or Jaws

Newsweek December 1, 2015 – Features the research of D. Magdalena Sorger.

Our Dust, Ourselves

The New Yorker November 4, 2015 – Features the research from the Wild Life of Our Homes project.

Walk on the Wild Side With Beer Made From Wasp Yeast

National Geographic – The Plate September 29, 2015 – Features the research of Anne Madden.

From the Lab Bench to the Beer Glass

NC State News September 9, 2015 – Features the research of Anne Madden.

A Home’s Story, Told in Dust, Bacteria and Fungi

The New York Times August 27, 2015 – Features the research from the Wild Life of Our Homes project.

House dust can reveal who you live with and what your pet is, study shows

The Guardian August 26, 2015 – Features the research from the Wild Life of Our Homes project.

Household dust can tell gender makeup of your home

CBS News August 27, 2015 – Features the research from the Wild Life of Our Homes project.

Citizen Science Effort Highlights How Little We Know About Invisible Life in Our Own Homes

The Abstract: NC State’s research blog August 26, 2015 – Features the research from the Wild Life of Our Homes project.

What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment

WIRED August 25, 2015 – Features the research from the Wild Life of Our Homes project.

The next big thing for beer could be bugs, NC State scientists say

The News & Observer July 29, 2015 – Features the research of Anne Madden.

True story: N.C. State scientists brew beer from wasps’ yeast

Indy Week July 21, 2015 – Features the research of Anne Madden.

The Ants That Smell Like Blue Cheese—Or Is That Pine-Sol?

WIRED June 8, 2015 – Features the research of Clint Penick.

Ever Wonder Where Your Outdoor Cat Wanders?

The Boston Globe March 23, 2015 – Features the research of Roland Kays et al.

Face Mites

This Way Up (Radio New Zealand) May 15, 2015 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes et al.

These Microscopic Mites Live on Your Face

BBC Earth May 8, 2015 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes and Dan Fergus

Our Cheeseburgers Are Changing Ants’ Bodies

Mental Floss April 1, 2015 – Features the research of Clint Penick et al.

Junk Food Is Making NYC Ants More Like Humans

LiveScience March 31, 2015 – Features the research of Clint Penick et al.

Climate Change Is Affecting the Way All Kinds of Creatures Interact With Each Other

Pacific Standard January 6, 2015 – Features the research of Emily Meineke et al.

Scientist: Cicadas can mate first before being studied

Greensboro News & Record June 10, 2013 – Features the research of Holly Menninger et al.

Bugs in Manhattan Compete With Rats for Food Refuse

New York Times December 2, 2014 – Features the research of Elsa Youngsteadt et al.

Bugs, Spiders Keep NYC Clean by Eating Garbage

National Geographic December 2, 2014 – Features the research of Elsa Youngsteadt et al.

The Ants of Manhattan

New York Times December 1, 2014 – Features the research of Amy Savage et al.

Such a Pest: Why Global Warming Could Make That Sap on Your Car Worse

NBC News November 21, 2014 – Features the research of Emily Meineke et al.

Ants Abound in Manhattan’s Slivers of Green

Scientific American November 21, 2014 – Features the research of Amy Savage et al.

Mysterious Crickets Squat in American Homes

Discover October 30, 2014 – Features the research of Mary Jane Epps et al.

Ants of New York

The New Yorker September 29, 2014 – Features the research of Amy Savage et al.

Invasive Spider-Like Cricket Spreads Across East Coast

Time September 3, 2014 – Features the research of Mary Jane Epps et al.

Want to See the Earth After Global Warming? Move to the City

Newsweek August 27, 2014 – Features the research of Elsa Youngsteadt et al.

You’ve Got Face Mites

WIRED August 28, 2014 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes and Dan Fergus

Bad News, Arachnophobes: All Adults Have Facial Mites

IFL Science August 28, 2014 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes and Dan Fergus

You Almost Certainly Have Mites On Your Face

Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science August 27, 2014 – Features the research of Megan Thoemmes and Dan Fergus

How Far Do Your Cats Roam?

National Geographic August 7, 2014 – Features the research of Roland Kays et al.

The Nine Simultaneous Lives of Cats: Cat Tracker

Discover July 25, 2014 – Features the research of Roland Kays et al.

The High-Flying Ant With a Bite Like a Bear Trap

National Geographic June 20, 2014 – Features the research of Magda Sorger

Trap-Jaw Ants Spreading in Southeastern United States

NC State News June 18, 2014 – Features the research of Magda Sorger

Science Needs Your Dead Cicadas

The Atlantic CITYLAB June 3, 2014 – Features the research of Holly Menninger et al.

Ants…In…Space

NC State News February 5, 2014 – Features the research of Clint Penick and Eleanor Spicer Rice.