UCR In the News

'Exomoons' Around Giant Planets May Be The Best Place To Search For Life, Say Scientists

UCR research that revealed 100 giants planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life is referenced in an article about the pool of worlds that may be home to extra-terrestrial life. 
Forbes | June 5, 2019

We Gossip About 52 Minutes A Day. That May Not Be As Toxic As It Sounds.

A study by UCR psychologist has some other interesting findings: Women and men tend to gossip about the same amount. And extroverts are more likely to spend time gossiping than introverts.
NPR | May 15, 2019

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A study from the UCR Center for Economic Forecasting holds that wage increases haven't reduced employment in California's restaurant industry, but that job loss is likely to happen when the next recession hits. 
Politico | April 22, 2019

Sri Lanka's social media blackout reflects sense that online dangers outweigh benefits

Bourns College of Engineering assistant professor Vagelis Papalexakis opines on the Sri Lankan government's decision to block social media sites after deadly attacks this past weekend.
The Guardian | April 21, 2019

Scientists have finally discovered why some fruits taste sour

UC Riverside scientists discovered pulp from sour fruit has more hydrogen ions, which leads to a sour taste. But sweet fruit such as pineapples or papayas has pulp that contains fewer hydrogen ions, leading to less of an acidic profile.
Martha Stewart magazine | March 6, 2019

Hackers Listen in on What Synthetic DNA Machines are Printing

Researchers from UC Riverside and UC Irvine demonstrated for the first time that it’s possible to steal and reverse-engineer the genetic code stitched together by DNA synthesizers by simply recording the sounds they make. It's a vulnerability they say could imperil the up-and-coming synthetic biology and DNA-based data storage industries.
WIRED | March 4, 2019

Humans cause climate change. Do we just need fewer humans?

Jade Sasser, assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, talks about historic efforts at human population control, including the forced sterilizations of underrepresented populations. 
Grist | February 28, 2019