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'Vulture bees' have quit pollen to feed their babies rotting meat — a mystery to scientists

Business Insider |
Entomologists Quinn McFrederick and Jessica Maccaro discover that unusual meat-eating bees have microbiomes that are very different from the average vegetarian bee.
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Meat-eating vulture bees have evolved special gut bacteria to feast on flesh

Entomologists Quinn McFrederick and Jessica Maccaro examined the microbiomes of unusual meat-eating bees, and found their guts look like those belonging to hyenas and other carrion feeders.
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Bizarre Biting Bee With Gut Like A Vulture Loves Eating Chicken

IFL Science! |
New research from entomologists Quinn McFrederick, Jessica Maccaro and Doug Yangea shows remarkable changes in the microbiome of an unusual meat-eating bee species.
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Social media use linked to depression in adults

NBC News |
UCR psychology researcher Rachel Wu weighed in on an outside study that ties social media to anxiety and depression in adults. 
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UCR Exhibit Shares History of Riverside's Long Unknown Koreatown

Edward Chang, professor of ethnic studies, discovered Pachappa Camp, the first known Korean American settlement in the mainland U.S.
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Eddie Redmayne reflects on playing trans woman in 'Danish Girl': 'It was a mistake'

USA Today |
Gender and sexuality studies professor Jane Ward says it would be nice if there were enough LGBT roles that any actor could play them, but that isn't the case. 
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“We are going to make you beg for mercy”: America’s public servants face a wave of threats

Vox |
Joseph Kahne, a professor of education policy, says threats of violence at school board meetings are up markedly, but hard data on this is lacking because it is a new phenomenon.
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The Magnificent Orchards That Protect the World’s Fruit

Atlas Obscura |
Tracy Kahn, curator of the Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection, talks to Gastro Obscura about the importance of preserving genetic diversity in agricultural crops, particularly citrus.