Phillip Sternes, a UCR graduate student, and his photographer friend, Carlos Gauna, have become the first two people to document a newborn Great White shark in the wild.
UCR nematology professor Adler Dillman's laboratory discovered a beneficial new species of tiny worm that could serve as an alternative to pesticides.
Kori K. R. Pacyniak, doctoral student, teaching assistant, and associate instructor with UCR’s Department for the Study of Religion and Gender and Sexuality Studies Department spoke with Love Inc. regarding an announcement by the Vatican that seems to be an attempt to welcome the LGBTQ+ community.
CalMatters' story about a college financial aid glitch affecting the children of immigrants quotes Jose Aguilar, UCR's financial aid director.
Mother Jones quotes Shaolei Ren, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, in a story about AI's carbon footprint.
Diversifying the healthcare workforce: Cheyenne Page and Damola Adeyemo are first-year medical students enrolled in UCR’s Program in Medical Education (PRIME), designed to train future doctors to specifically serve the Inland Empire’s African, Black, and Caribbean communities.
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An LAist story about the use of Applied Behavior Analysis for autism quotes School of Education autism expert Jan Blacher.
In a story about Southern California "urban forests," LAist references a study by UCR's Dion Kucera and Darrel Jenerette that shows the protective effect of income from climate change has eroded in the past 40 years.
UCR nematologist Adler Dillman's laboratory discovers a new species of tiny worm, a nematode, that can kill insects. Potentially it could be used to control crop pests in places that currently rely on pesticides.
Chow-Yang Lee, UCR entomologist, said most bed bug control products were developed for the common bed bug, with the assumption that they would also work on the tropical bed bug. However, biological differences between the species are being discovered that have implications for the management of [the tropical bed bug.
A paper about a mushroom spotted growing on a frog in India is making waves. However, Sydney Glassman, a UCR fungal ecologist, isn’t convinced that the growth is a mushroom. Further evidence — obtaining a genetic sample or seeing the gills and spore color — is needed to make an identification, she said.
It's still too early in the year for most mosquito species to thrive, despite all the recent record-setting rain that the pesky insects thrive on. However, UC Riverside biologist Anandasankar Ray said he couldn't rule out the possibility that some mosquitoes are using the wet weather to breed. He offered tips to keep them away when the season fully begins in March.
Hay bales are appearing in large numbers around the Salton Sea. Charlie Diamond, a researcher with the Salton Sea Task Force at UCR, said it’s a “dust suppression project” aimed to “break up the flow of air right at the ground level.” The goal, Diamond said, is for the hay bales to “suppress the dust production or emission," which is causing serious respiratory distress for area residents.
Phoenix Alexander, Jay Kay and Doris Klein, science fiction librarian speak to KQED about the Eaton Collection’s newest acquisition, the original cover illustration of Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness.”
A plan to extract lithium — the lustrous, white metal used in electric vehicle batteries — is adding to an anxiety familiar in the arid American West: how the project could affect water from the Colorado River. But geologists and Earth scientists including UCR geologist Michael McKibben, said it’s unclear how water-intensive direct lithium extraction really is.
Water experts say conditions from recent storms haven’t been ideal for bolstering the state’s water supply. That’s because so much rain fell so quickly that agencies controlling dams and reservoirs have to prioritize flood management over water recovery. That means releasing lots of water into the ocean. Agency efforts to capture more stormwater in storage and groundwater recharge basins have improved in recent years, said Medhi Nemati, an environmental policy professor at UCR who studies water infrastructure. But when parts of Los Angeles get 75% of their annual rainfall in just two days, Nemati said there’s only so much water agencies can do to keep up.
Andy Gray, associate professor of watershed hydrology, talks to the Wall Street Journal about the danger of mudslides from the current rains in Southern California.
A recently published study by associate professor Brandon A. Robinson at the University of California, Riverside, and Trinity University underscores the importance of aunts, aunties and tías, whether related by blood or bonds, in supporting LGBTQ youth who don’t necessarily feel supported by their parents.
Phillip Sternes, UCR doctoral student in biology, led a massive team of international researchers in a study that changes our understanding of Megalodons - what they looked like and how they likely went extinct.
UCR biology graduate student Phillip Sternes led a team of 26 international scientists in a study that found the ancient Megalodon, though still a fierce predator, was likely thinner and longer than previously believed.