UCR In the News

Ancient steroid suggests sea sponges were one of Earth's first animals

Scientists from the University of California, Riverside, are claiming to have discovered the oldest known animal fossil—an ancient sea sponge that emerged more than 600 million years ago.
Gizmodo | October 16, 2018

Why are there so many black Buddhists?

An OpEd by UCR Gender and Sexuality Studies researcher Jade Sasser looks at racial diversity in the American Buddhist community, and how one Southern California Buddhist organization has created a template for success. 
Tricycle | October 16, 2018

How irritating that smug couples have stumbled on the secret of a perfect relationship

With happy couples, it's always we, we, we... have you noticed? So observes Arwa Mahdawi, a relationships columnist for The Guardian. To the writer's (mock) irritation, "we" and "us" instead of "you" and "I" is a key to good relationships. She cites research by the lab of UCR's Megan Robbins.
The Guardian | October 14, 2018

Science Friday gets up close and personal with bee barf

UC Riverside entomologist Hollis Woodard is featured in a Science Friday video that takes a look at how bumblebees make their queens. They don't make queens like honeybees; Woodard says the key may lie with bee vomit.
Science Friday | October 11, 2018

Catch-and-release fishing might hurt fish more than thought

New research found that fish can’t suck up food as well after having a hole poked in their mouth by a fishing hook.
Discover | October 9, 2018

Couples who use 'we' vs. 'I' have happier relationships, new research finds

A study by psychology researchers Megan Robbins and Alex Karan of UCR looked at 5,000 participants in declaring pronouns such as "we" and "us" are an indicator of a happy, "interdependent" relationship. 
Bustle | October 9, 2018

Scale can measure medicine—and play a scale, too

Researchers have designed a musical instrument that can detect counterfeit drugs by the pitch of its notes.
Scientific American | September 24, 2018