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Stealing Joshua trees could now result in $20,000 fines in San Bernardino County

Joshua trees face multiple threats, including people stealing them from the national park that bears their name. Research by ecologist Lynn Sweet shows the trees could cease to exist by end of century as a result of unchecked climate change.
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6 surprising things about bees on World Bee Day

UCR entomologist Quinn McFrederick was part of a team that discovered some 'vulture' bees in Costa Rica that feed on meat and have guts rich in acid-loving bacteria similar to those found in hyenas.
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UCR ARTS hosting 'Mini Comic Fest' this Sunday

KVCR interviews John Jennings, professor of media and cultural studies, regarding the first-ever Mini Comic Fest held at UC Riverside Culver Center of the Arts. 
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Rice survive droughts, floods thanks to gene network producing suberin - study

The Jerusalem Post |
UCR geneticist Julia Bailey-Serres led a team that mapped out rice's response to drought and flooding, in order to help it survive in both climate extremes.
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NASA Announces New Collaboration Probing How Life Evolved From Single-Cells On Earth

Forbes |
Paleobiologist Mary Droser will co-lead NASA's new research coordination network looking for clues about life on other planets by delving into Earth's ancient past.
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Danone North America Celebrates a Decade of Commitment to Exploring Impact of Gut Microbiome on Human Health

Associated Press |
Neuroscience graduate student Elena Kozlova has been awarded $50,000 from Danone North America's annual gut microbiome, yogurt and probiotic program.
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Marilyn Fogel, ‘isotope queen’ of science, dies at 69

Washington Post |
Marilyn Fogel, endowed UCR geoecology professor, was dubbed the “isotope queen” for illuminating fundamental scientific questions through analysis of atomic isotope ratios. She died May 11 at her home in Mariposa, Calif. 
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Benzene, a Known Carcinogen, Has Been Found in Some Spray Sunscreens, Deodorants, and Other Products

Consumer Reports |
David Eastmond, UCR toxicologist and professor emeritus, worries about the risk posed by repeated exposure to benzene. It is the combined exposure from multiple sources that poses the biggest health risks, he said.