Professor Richard T. Rodríguez is featured in David Allen’s Sunday column. The feature focuses on Rodríguez’s new book, “A Kiss Across the Ocean: Transatlantic Intimacies of British Post-Punk and U.S. Latinidad,” and his weekly DJ show at KUCR.
UCR Earth and planetary scientists Pam Vervoort and Stephen Kane simulated alternative arrangements of our solar system, finding that when Jupiter's orbit was more flattened — or 'eccentric' — it would cause major changes in our planet's orbit too. And these changes could impact Earth's ability to support life for the better.
David Lo, School of Medicine senior associate dean for research, finds negative health impacts from dust emanating from the shrinking Salton Sea. As hotter temperatures cause more lakes to dry up, people all over the world could face similar problems.
Yanou Cui, UCR professor of physics and astronomy and Zhong-Zhi Xianyu, assistant professor of physics at Tsinghua University, China, may have found a way to answer a fundamental question. Since matter and antimatter annihilate each other on contact, and both forms of matter existed at the moment of the big bang, why is there a universe made of matter rather than nothing at all?
Jim Baird, head of UC Riverside’s Turfgrass Research & Extension program, has been developing grass that needs 50% less water than most lawns in Southern California, is soft enough to use for recreation, attractive enough for customers to want to buy, and keeps a healthy green tone during the winter, when most other lawns go dormant.