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School gave students bugs to eat as part of an assignment. Is that safe?

The Today Show |
UCR Entomology Department Chair Rick Redak offers context for a debate about eating insects that was sparked by a school assignment in Utah. "Bugs are eaten just about everywhere in the world except the United States and Europe," he said. "There are probably 500 to 1,000 species of insects that are used for food."
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How can we control mosquitos? Deactivate their sperm.

Popular Science |
New research from UCR biologists Richard Cardullo and Cathy Thaler makes it more likely that the proteins that activate mosquito sperm can be shut down. This could help control populations of a common house mosquito known to transmit West Nile Virus and brain-swelling encephalitis.
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Venus is volcanically alive, stunning new find shows

MSN / National Geographic |
UCR planetary astrophysicist Stephen Kane says new evidence is some of the most convincing he's ever seen that Venus may have active volcanoes, which sheds new light on the evolution of our sister planet. 
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Cyclone Freddy to ease after battering Malawi, Mozambique

Associated Press |
AP interviews  Kim Yi Dionne, associate professor of political science, regarding Cyclone Freddy. 
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Here's the devastating impact a super-Earth would have on our solar system

Yahoo Sports |
New research from UCR astrophysicist Stephen Kane shows the tiniest changes in the orbit of Jupiter, which is more massive than all other planets combined, would have a profound and devastating effect on the delicately balanced orbits of all other planets, including Earth.
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Insurance requirements for prior authorization may prompt ‘devastating’ delays

Erin Conlisk, a UCR social science researcher shares her experience trying to get an ambulance to take her 81-year-old mother six miles to a health clinic. The ride was not pre-authorized, and no one had notified her; it simply never showed up.
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One 'Super-Earth' Could Destroy Our Own Planet, Study Finds

Vice |
In a new study, UCR astrophysicist Stephen Kane asks the question, "What if a beefed-up version of Earth were suddenly dropped into the solar system between Mars and Jupiter?" The answer sheds light on how “super-Earths,” a class of planets that is very common in other star systems, might affect our own solar neighborhood.
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Don’t feel like exercising? It could be your microbiome.

Washington Post |
Mouse studies led by UCR biology professor Theodore Garland suggest your gut may help motivate you to exercise. Or it might nudge you to skip your workout.