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Poop Knives, Gassed-Up Gators, and More Absurd Science From the 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes

Gizmodo |
Entomologist Richard Vetter won an Ig Noble Prize for showing that many entomologists are actually afraid of spiders. 
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Feeling Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Both Complicated and Normal

KVCR |
Dr. Dennis Alters, a psychiatrist, professor and co-founder of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine discusses the emotions people are likely to feel once the pandemic ends. 
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Scientists Say That Venus Life Is Still A Longshot

Forbes |
Astrobiologist Stephen Kane explains that biology in the atmosphere could be the last surviving members of a prior Venusian biosphere.
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Unexplained phosphine gas in Venus clouds could signal alien life

CNET |
Astrobiologist Stephen Kane discusses new research that suggests potential signs of life on Venus. 
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How climate change is fueling record-breaking California wildfires, heat and smog

The Los Angeles Times |
Cesunica Ivey, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, tells the Los Angeles Times that climate change-fueled heat waves are contributing to worse local ozone levels.    
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'Snowbird season' to get a lot shorter due to climate change, threatening valley tourism

The Palm Springs Desert Sun |
Francesca Hopkins, assistant professor of climate change and sustainability, and her former student Cindy Yañez publish research on a projected 150% increase in days above 85 degrees that will occur by the end of this century. 
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Los Angeles suffers worst smog in almost 30 years

The Los Angeles Times |
Cesunica Ivey, assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, tells the LA Times that her research into air quality found that during March and April, levels of ozone increased slightly in areas of Southern California with typically cleaner air, such as Pasadena, while dropping slightly in smoggier areas such as the Inland Empire.
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The death of small talk is a bad thing. Here are some tips for talking to strangers without being awkward in this new normal

Business Insider India |
UC Riverside psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky comments on how quickly new social habits can be learned.