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Ukraine is betting big on a bloody battle for a ruined town, but the gamble could break its ability to drive Russia back

MSN / Business Insider |
Paul D'Anieri, a UCR political science professor and the author of "Ukraine and Russia: From Civilized Divorce to Uncivil War," says the battle for the eastern city of Bakhmut will ultimately look like a big miscalculation either for the Ukranians or the Russians. 
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Tattoos Do Odd Things to the Immune System

The Atlantic |
When a tattoo is stamped onto skin, the body considers it an assault. The skin is the immune system’s “first barrier,” and is heavily stocked with fast-acting defensive cells that can leap into action when it’s breached, says Juliet Morrison, a virologist at UC Riverside.
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How Southern California researchers are developing the food of the future

Orange County Register |
UCR's Center for Plant Cell Biology, directed by Professor Julia Bailey-Serres, is leading research into such topics as how to increase yields of crops like rice and tomatoes, and how to make them more resistant to pests. 
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Are Kids Collateral Damage In California Culture Wars?

LAist |
Black students are more often the target of racial hostility than any other group of students, according to a joint report by the UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education and Access and the Civic Engagement Research Group at UC Riverside.
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Union-backed bill would make it harder for California industries to seek voter veto on new laws

East Bay Times |
Shaun Bowler, dean of the graduate division in UCR's political science department and an expert on ballot measures, believes voters are pretty savvy even when bombarded with expensive campaign ads. Therefore, he questions the need for a ballot measure that would make it harder to gather referendum signatures.
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School gave students bugs to eat as part of an assignment. Is that safe?

The Today Show |
UCR Entomology Department Chair Rick Redak offers context for a debate about eating insects that was sparked by a school assignment in Utah. "Bugs are eaten just about everywhere in the world except the United States and Europe," he said. "There are probably 500 to 1,000 species of insects that are used for food."
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How can we control mosquitos? Deactivate their sperm.

Popular Science |
New research from UCR biologists Richard Cardullo and Cathy Thaler makes it more likely that the proteins that activate mosquito sperm can be shut down. This could help control populations of a common house mosquito known to transmit West Nile Virus and brain-swelling encephalitis.
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Cyclone Freddy to ease after battering Malawi, Mozambique

Associated Press |
AP interviews  Kim Yi Dionne, associate professor of political science, regarding Cyclone Freddy.