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UC Riverside plans limited in-person graduation — without guests

The Press Enterprise |
Both students who graduated in 2020 and those graduating with the Class of 2021 have been invited by Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to participate in commencement events scheduled to run Saturday, June 12, through Monday, June 14.
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Study Sheds Light on How Earth Regulates Earthquakes

Interesting Engineering |
A new study co-authored by geologist Nicolas Barth finds a naturally occurring “earthquake gate” that decides which earthquakes are allowed to grow into magnitude 8 or greater.  
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Shattered Ancient Alliance: New Mysterious Maya Pyramid Could Shed Light on Birth of an Empire

Sputnik News |
A team led by archaeologist Nawa Sugiyama discovered an elite Maya compound with smashed and buried murals in Teotihuacan. The luxurious nature of the finds suggests that the residents may have been nobility or diplomats. 
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Researchers find gene to help crops survive warming

Capital Journal |
Botany and plant sciences professor Meng Chen led research into the mechanisms that allow plants to sense changes in temperature.
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Primordial black holes could explain dark matter, galaxy growth and more

PBS News Hour |
Cosmologist Simeon Bird co-authored a paper proposing that strange, massive objects sending signals from space were formed at the dawn of time, before stars existed.
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Is California suffering a decades-long megadrought?

The Los Angeles Times |
Some researchers believe California is actually more than two decades into an emerging “megadrought," and Hoori Ajami, assistant professor of groundwater hydrology, says stream flow and groundwater could take at least a decade to recover.
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How Plant 'Vaccines' Could Save Us From a World Without Fruit

Discover Magazine |
UC Riverside research, including work by geneticist Hailing Jin and UCR's Citrus Clonal Protection Program, could be key to making sure citrus continues to thrive.
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Doctor: Pause of J&J vaccine could teach us lessons but hurt vulnerable populations

WINK News |
Richard Carpiano, public health scientist and sociologist, says the pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine authorization should be proof that the system is working to protect patients.