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NASA Releases Catalog Packed With the Most Bizarre Alien Worlds

Gizmodo |
UCR astrophysicist Stephen Kane is prinicpal investigator of NASA's TESS-Keck Survey which contains detailed measurements of 126 newly discovered planets outside our solar system. One of the alien planets includes a Super-Earth so close to its star that one year on it is equivalent to half an Earth day. 
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Mexicans living in the U.S. vote early in their homeland's historic presidential election

Yahoo News via NBC |
As a Mexican national in the U.S., Jorge Leal, a UCR history professor, shares why he consistently votes in Mexico's elections by mail.
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We finally know how cockroaches conquered the world

National Geographic |
Chow-Yang Lee, a UCR urban entomologist Likewise, says scientists have long suspected that the Asian cockroach is actually the ancestor for the German cockroach, but he is excited to read a new paper demonstrating that this is true.
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Scientists Calculated the Energy Needed to Carry a Baby. Shocker: It’s a Lot.

The New York Times |
In this New York Times story, UCR evolutionary biologist David Reznick weighs in on a study that determined the number of calories a woman must expend to grow a baby inside of her body.
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As Western Drought Recedes, the Great Salt Lake Is the Biggest It’s Been in Years

The Wall Street Journal |
In this Wall Street Journal story, professor of public policy Bruce Babcock weighs in on the "reprieve" two years of heavy rains and an ample snowpack have delivered to Western bodies of water including the Great Salt Lake.
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Strange, red-glowing planet may be 'melting from within,' scientists report

UCR astrophysicist Stephen Kane led the discovery of a planet in a faraway star system that appears to be erupting with so many volcanoes, it glows a fiery red when seen from space. No planet like this has ever been observed before, researchers say.
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NASA Discovers Gravity-Squeezed World 'Exploding With Volcanoes'

Newsweek |
UCR astrophysicist Stephen Kane found a roiling-hot exoplanet billions of miles away that is dotted with so many volcanos that it would visibly glow in the darkness of space.
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Do zinc products really help shorten a cold? It’s hard to say

The Los Angeles Times |
Do zinc products really help shorten a cold? Dr. Samia Faiz of UCR Health shares her thoughts.