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Hummingbirds can smell their way out of danger

National Science Foundation |
Entomologist Erin Wilson-Rankin helped discover that hummingbirds, contrary to previously held belief, have an active sense of smell that helps them avoid harm.
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Aerial Scanning Illuminates Some of the Unknown History of Ancient City of Teotihuacán

Hyperallergic |
A team of researchers led by anthropologist Nawa Sugiyama are using aerial scanning technology to study Teotihuacán, the sprawling ancient city built over a thousand years before the Aztecs’s arrival in Mexico whose construction remains a mystery.
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Hidden Traces of a Massive Ancient City Are Still in Mexico's Landscape Today

Anthropological archaeologist Nawa Sugiyama led a team that used LIDAR ("light" and "radar") scanning to reveal the contours of the ancient city Teotihuacan – much of it now built over and hidden from view.
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Here's How Several Women Over 40 Discovered New Passions and Hobbies

Martha Stewart |
In an article about women in their 40s and beyond mastering new skills, UCR psychology researcher Rachel Wu is quoted related to her studies on adult cognitive growth.
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Covid: Could your salad replace the jab?

BBC World News |
Juan Pablo Giraldo, associate botany professor, is leading an effort to turn edible plants into mRNA vaccine factories. 
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Vaccines in your salad? Scientists growing medicine-filled plants to replace injections

Juan Pablo Giraldo, associate professor of botany and plant sciences, is leading an effort to turn edible plants into mRNA vaccine factories.
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California Bill Aims to Track Working Conditions At Amazon Warehouses

Ellen Reese, sociology professor and chair of labor studies, discusses AB 701, which would require companies operating warehouses in California to disclose productivity quotas and tracking information to employees and government agencies. 
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Best of Inland Empire 2021 – Editor’s Picks: Local Authors

The Press Enterprise |
Tod Goldberg and Susan Straight, creative writing professors, were both selected as best authors of the Inland Empire for 2021.