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Wastewater disposal method may limit earthquakes caused by fracking

United Press International |
Oil and gas companies can prevent earthquakes by reducing the rate of wastewater injections, according to a new study co-authored by James Dietrich, professor emeritus of geophysics.
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Why Is Your Pet Rabbit Of European Descent? Researchers Have A Possible Explanation.

Forbes |
Research from anthropologist Nawa Sugiyama suggests that rabbits were kept in captivity for food in the Americas, but were never fully domesticated. "Every single rabbit you see that is domesticated, including your fluffy pet... are all of the European species," Sugiyama said.
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Staying calm and appearing happy helps leaders seem more effective, study finds

Consumer Affairs |
Thomas Sy, associate psychology professor, published research showing that a happy, calm disposition is likely to make for an effective leader -- especially for women in positions of power. 
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Plans to change incentives for rooftop solar draw backlash

Orange County Register |
Research engineer Sadrul Ula weighs in on proposals to reduce incentives for new solar panel users.
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In Light Of UC Vaccine Requirement, LA County Indoor Mask Mandate, Exploring The Potential For Vaccine Verification

Richard Carpiano, professor of public policy, discusses what a future COVID verification system might look like.
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In California, a new strategy to fight grapevine-killing bacteria

Salon |
Entomologist Matt Daugherty studies Pierce's disease, a sickness that has destroyed tens of thousands of acres of grapevines. He said populations of an insect that spreads the disease remained low until the insects developed a resistance to pesticide.
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Blue Origin record-breaking rocket launch just brought Jeff Bezos to space and back

LiveScience |
Sociologist Ellen Reese and physicist Flip Tanedo weigh in on the implications of private space flights for billionaires.
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Soft robot can play piano thanks to 'air-powered' memory

Engadget |
Soft robots still tend to rely on hard electronics to function, but a new invention from engineers Will Grover, Philip Brisk, and Kostas Karydis might reduce that need for unyielding chips.