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Scientists Claim Studying Evolution Of Ancient Microbes Could Help Search For Alien Life

Slashgear |
UCR astrobiologist Edward Schweiterman co-authored a study that used machine learning to reconstruct the lives of ancient bacteria. The study could provide clues for finding evidence of bacterial life on other planets whose atmospheres more closely resemble Earth from billions of years ago.
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These Plants Grew in the Dark Without Sunlight. Here's How.

The Daily Beast |
Robert Jinkerson, chemical and environmental engineer, Elizabeth Hann, botany doctoral student, and others at UCR helped create an artificial method of photosynthesis that allows plants to grow entirely in the dark. For some plants, the process is 18 times more efficient than normal photosynthesis.
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Energy vortices attract visitors around the world. Could the same happen in Desert Hot Springs?

Desert Sun |
Geophysics professor David Oglesby says that though places like the city of Desert Hot Springs are awe inspiring and fascinating from a tectonic and geophysical standpoint, the idea that it might be considered an 'energy vortex' isn't rooted in mainstream science.
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Survey of California bumble bees fails to detect 8 species historically found in the state

KPBS |
Hollis Woodard's laboratory led the first census of native California bumble bees in decades, and didn't find as many as they'd hoped to.
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UC Riverside professors preparing for World Refugee Day commemoration at UN

The Press Enterprise |
Professors Begona Echeverria, Bella Merlin, and Annika Speer performed at the United Nations for #WorldRefugeeDay2022 on June 20. 
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Move over, lemons. Here are 5 juicy tangerines to grow in the Bay Area

Tango, a hybrid tangerine and Gold Nugget, a seedless variety, were both introduced by UC Riverside.
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Once-Common California Bumble Bees Have Gone Missing

Yale Environment 360 |
A UC Riverside-led census of California bumble bees failed to locate several once-common species, including the formerly abundant Western bumble bee, a key pollinator for many wild plants and crops.
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Where Are California's Bumble Bees?

Gizmodo |
A recent census of bees in the state, led by entomologist Hollis Woodard's lab, found disturbingly few of the insects.