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More effective termite control could be on the horizon

ABC7 Eyewitness News |
Termite activity is considered to be "very heavy" in California and other southeastern states, and the options to rid your home of the destructive insect are limited and often expensive. But new research from UCR entomologist Dong Hwan Choe shows help might be on the horizon.
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Inland Empire Leaders Discuss How to Strike Back Against Hate

Black Voice News |
Daryle Williams, CHASS dean, talks to Black Voice News on the importance of community participation in the panel discussion held on July 16 at UCR ARTS.  The event, dubbed “How does the Inland Empire strike back against hate?” was co-sponsored by CHASS. 
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Fearsome Sharks of Today Evolved When Ancient Oceans Got Hot

The New York Times |
UCR biologists Tim Higham and Phil Sternes conducted research showing that when the ocean got very hot approximately 122 million years ago, some sharks abandoned their habitat on the seafloor and moved up into the open ocean. That ascent may have altered their fin and body structure, which led to changes in their size and ability to swim.
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Ancient Californian tree that has lived for 13,000 years and survived the Ice Age is now in grave danger due to modern-day crisis

The Daily Mail UK |
UCR's Andy Sanders shares his thoughts on an ancient Californian tree that has lived for 13,000 years and survived the Ice Age.
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Athlete and author Ivy Pochoda on ambition, sports and more

CBS Saturday Morning |
Ivy Pochoda, author and visiting assistant professor with UCR’s Palm Desert Low-Residency MFA program, featured on CBS Saturday Morning. 
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How Science Is Helping Us Understand Human Sacrifice

The Wall Street Journal |
UCR anthropologist Nawa Sugiyama weighs in on a new study that considers ancient human sacrifice among the Maya of Central America.
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Stunning trilobite fossils include soft tissues never seen before

Science News |
Says Nigel Hughes about exquisitely preserved trilobite fossils, “The clarity of the preservation is astonishing and is of fundamental importance.”
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Greenhouse gases can help us find advanced alien civilisations, scientists say

The Independent UK |
UCR astrobiologist Eddie Schwieterman led a study showing how scientists could use certain artificial greenhouse gases to identify a faraway planet inhabited by intelligent life.