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New Exo-Venus simulations should help astrobiologists interpret NASA's TESS data

Forbes |
In preparation for what TESS and other new spacecraft will find, astrobiologists have simulated the climate of a potential Venus.  A new paper by UCR's Stephen Kane suggests a model for the sun's energy impact on Venus is found with the exoplanet Kepler-1649b and its star. “It is almost identical to the Venus of our own solar system in terms of size and the energy it receives from its host star,” Kane said.
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Tetris may soothe a worried mind, study says

Elite Daily |
Which games are good for anxiety, you may ask? Tetris — yes, really. That's according to a new study by UCR psychologist Kate Sweeny.  
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Tall people at greater risk of cancer, study says

Tall people are at a greater risk of cancer because they have more cells in their body, new UCR research has suggested.
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The complex societies of bees and beyond

Science Friday |
Step aside, honeybees, there’s a new pollinator in town. Hollis Woodard of University of California, Riverside shares the intricate life cycle of bumblebees, whose queens spend most of their life cycles solitary and underground, but then emerge in the spring to single-handedly forage for food, build a nest, and start colonies that eventually grow to number hundreds.
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Ancient steroid suggests sea sponges were one of Earth's first animals

Gizmodo |
Scientists from the University of California, Riverside, are claiming to have discovered the oldest known animal fossil—an ancient sea sponge that emerged more than 600 million years ago.
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How irritating that smug couples have stumbled on the secret of a perfect relationship

The Guardian |
With happy couples, it's always we, we, we... have you noticed? So observes Arwa Mahdawi, a relationships columnist for The Guardian. To the writer's (mock) irritation, "we" and "us" instead of "you" and "I" is a key to good relationships. She cites research by the lab of UCR's Megan Robbins.
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Science Friday gets up close and personal with bee barf

Science Friday |
UC Riverside entomologist Hollis Woodard is featured in a Science Friday video that takes a look at how bumblebees make their queens. They don't make queens like honeybees; Woodard says the key may lie with bee vomit.
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Catch-and-release fishing might hurt fish more than thought

Discover |
New research found that fish can’t suck up food as well after having a hole poked in their mouth by a fishing hook.