UCR mycologist Sydney Glassman and doctoral student Fabiola Pulido-Chavez co-authored a study of the bacteria and fungi that thrive in the soil after it's been burned by a wildfire. These microbes may be key to reviving the charred land.
David Oglesby, a seismologist and professor of geophysics at UCR, points out the notorious San Andreas fault that crosses most of California, from north to south, is of the strike-slip variety. This is the same variety as the East Anatolian fault that caused this week's massive and deadly Turkish earthquake.
Peter Homyak, an environmental sciences professor at UCR, and his former student Johann Püspök of Austria, co-authored a study suggesting pollution from vehicles and power plants might make soil release carbon in Southern California and other similarly dry places – worsening, rather than helping to fight, climate change.
David Oglesby, a UCR geophysicist, explains to Wired that the aftershock risk is greatest right after the main earthquake, but there will still be noticeable aftershocks to Sunday's deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey for years to come.
Martin Schlusselberg, assistant clinical professor in UCR's School of Medicine, joins Hal Eisner to discuss long COVID, a condition that can get worse with time, and for which there is currently no test.