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Does ‘Brain Training’ Actually Work?

Scientific American |
Psychology professor and director of UCR's Brain Game Center Aaron Seitz co-authored this piece about the challenges of creating effective brain, memory and vision-training exercises.
UCR in the News

Inside the 'Mulan' Flameout in China and Why Hollywood Can't Seem to Bridge the Culture Gap

MSN |
Wendy Su, professor of Chinese media studies, explains that the remake of Mulan has cultural inaccuracies that may not be obvious to American viewers but are very clear to Chinese people.
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Researchers Working To Grow Algae For Biofuels In The Dark Using Solar Energy

Forbes |
Plant biology doctoral student Elizabeth Hann and Chemical and Environmental Engineering Professor Robert Jinkerson are trying new ways to make growing algae for biofuels more efficient.
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Karthick Ramakrishnan wants academic insights to help solve policy problems

The Orange County Register |
Profile of political science Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan, who is bringing ivory tower brainpower to the places that can apply it to solve real-world problems.
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Poop Knives, Gassed-Up Gators, and More Absurd Science From the 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes

Gizmodo |
Entomologist Richard Vetter won an Ig Noble Prize for showing that many entomologists are actually afraid of spiders. 
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Feeling Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Both Complicated and Normal

KVCR |
Dr. Dennis Alters, a psychiatrist, professor and co-founder of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine discusses the emotions people are likely to feel once the pandemic ends. 
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Scientists Say That Venus Life Is Still A Longshot

Forbes |
Astrobiologist Stephen Kane explains that biology in the atmosphere could be the last surviving members of a prior Venusian biosphere.
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Unexplained phosphine gas in Venus clouds could signal alien life

CNET |
Astrobiologist Stephen Kane discusses new research that suggests potential signs of life on Venus.