UCR In the News

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

How the Spectre and Meltdown Hacks Really Worked

Nael Abu-Ghazaleh of the Bourns College of Engineering and two co-authors broach the subject of the exploitation of microprocessor vulnerabilities, and the likelihood of new threats. 
IEEE Spectrum | February 28, 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

Imagine Otherwise: Jade S. Sasser on Reproductive Justice and Climate Change

Jade Sasser, assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, about the intersection of global environmental problems and women's bodies and health. 
Ideas on Fire | February 27, 2019

A Boost for Native American Students

In its Bulletin Board education summary, the New York Times features the summertime Gathering of the Tribes program at UC Riverside, and its director, Josh Gonzales. 
The New York Times | February 23, 2019

UCR students dress for success, for free

A CBS affiliate features the R'Career Closet, an initiative to provide interview clothes for students. 
KCBSTV | February 20, 2019

Image of the Day: Gnashers

UC Riverside researcher David Kisailus' research on fully mineralized chiton teeth, the hardest of all known biominerals, is featured along with a UCR-produced video.
The Scientist | February 18, 2019

Air quality is another reason not to cough at climate change

A new UCR study asserts that the dry conditions predicted in many areas due to climate change could also contribute to increased aerosols, which are unhealthy, solid particles suspended in the air.
Grist | February 13, 2019

Our Messy Origins

UCR anthropology professor Sang-Hee Lee takes issue with the notion of a definable point of origin for human beings. 
Radio Browser | February 9, 2019

Program helps foster youth graduate college

Spectrum News 1 features grad student Brandy Taylor, who found stability and purpose in UCR's Guardian Scholars program. After receiving her undergraduate degree at UCR, she is now working toward her MBA.
Spectrum News 1 | January 10, 2019