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Scientists have finally discovered why some fruits taste sour

Martha Stewart magazine |
UC Riverside scientists discovered pulp from sour fruit has more hydrogen ions, which leads to a sour taste. But sweet fruit such as pineapples or papayas has pulp that contains fewer hydrogen ions, leading to less of an acidic profile.
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Hackers Listen in on What Synthetic DNA Machines are Printing

Researchers from UC Riverside and UC Irvine demonstrated for the first time that it’s possible to steal and reverse-engineer the genetic code stitched together by DNA synthesizers by simply recording the sounds they make. It's a vulnerability they say could imperil the up-and-coming synthetic biology and DNA-based data storage industries.
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How the Spectre and Meltdown Hacks Really Worked

IEEE Spectrum |
Nael Abu-Ghazaleh of the Bourns College of Engineering and two co-authors broach the subject of the exploitation of microprocessor vulnerabilities, and the likelihood of new threats. 
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Humans cause climate change. Do we just need fewer humans?

Grist |
Jade Sasser, assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, talks about historic efforts at human population control, including the forced sterilizations of underrepresented populations. 
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Imagine Otherwise: Jade S. Sasser on Reproductive Justice and Climate Change

Ideas on Fire |
Jade Sasser, assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, about the intersection of global environmental problems and women's bodies and health. 
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A Boost for Native American Students

The New York Times |
In its Bulletin Board education summary, the New York Times features the summertime Gathering of the Tribes program at UC Riverside, and its director, Josh Gonzales. 
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UCR students dress for success, for free

A CBS affiliate features the R'Career Closet, an initiative to provide interview clothes for students. 
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Image of the Day: Gnashers

The Scientist |
UC Riverside researcher David Kisailus' research on fully mineralized chiton teeth, the hardest of all known biominerals, is featured along with a UCR-produced video.