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New research from biologists Marina Vollin and Tim Higham shows geckos are still able to hunt, albeit awkwardly, after defensively dropping their tails.
Marina Vollin and Tim Higham, in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, find that losing a tail doesn't mean geckos will be unable to capture prey.
Psychology professor Kate Sweeny has found that awe, a transportive mindset brought on by beautiful music, or a deeply affecting film, is the best antidote to anxiety induced by having to wait for information.
Conservation biologist Lynn Sweet notes that the loss of so many plants to climate change has clear ramifications across the food chain.
Richard Carpiano, medical sociologist, says messages that downplay the significance of the pandemic feed into problems with vaccination uptake.
Brandon Brown, associate professor in the School of Medicine, argues that people leading scientific studies should prepare for unexpected death.
Kalina Michalska, assistant professor of psychology, discusses what it means to return to "normalcy" after more than a year of isolation.
Seema K. Tiwari-Woodruff, professor of biomedical sciences, says drugs that protect or regrow myelin are needed to reverse the course of Multiple Sclerosis.
Jinyong Liu, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, and Changxu Ren, a doctoral student, have developed a way to simplify and destroy perchlorate, a dangerous chemical on Earth and Mars.
Psychologists Misaki Natsuaki and Tuppett M. Yates co-authored a study about the psychological effects of acne among adolescents, particularly on females with darker skin.
New work from Michael Zachariah, a professor of chemical engineering and material science, and Pankaj Ghildiyal, a PhD student in Zachariah’s lab, could make it easier to build the exact particles engineers want, for uses in just about anything.
Jade S. Sasser, associate professor of gender and sexuality studies, argues that it’s time to stop blaming overpopulation for environmental woes and start looking at resource consumption and toxic exposure as population growth and fertility rates show downward trends.
Donatella Galella, associate professor of theatre, film and digital production, was quoted in the New York times for the article "The Cost of Being an 'Interchangeable Asian.'"
New research led by environmental and chemical engineers Jinyong Liu and Changxu Ren has identified a relatively simple catalyst that can remove perchlorates, which can cause thyroid problems. The discovery could help future Martian settlers, and reduce water and soil pollution here on Earth too.
Planetary scientist Stephen Kane is a key participant in NASA's newly announced missions to Venus.
New research from Flip Tanedo, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, suggests that dark matter could be explained by a fifth fundamental force.
Astrobiologist Stephen Kane and planetary science graduate student Colby Ostberg will play important roles in NASA's newly announced missions to Venus.
Americans with medical debt are more likely to skip needed care than people who hold other types of debt, like outstanding credit card bills or student loans, according to a 2013 study by Lucie Kalousova, an assistant professor of sociology.
Kalina Michalska, a developmental neuroscientist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, comments on the idea promoted by productivity gurus that we get our best work done with about four or five hours of focus a day.
Riverside holds a pioneering role in Korean American history, according to the research of Edward Chang, a professor of ethnic studies and founding director of UCR's Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies.