David Lo, a UCR professor of biomedical sciences, led a study last year that determined the Salton Sea itself is responsible for the high incidence of asthma for those who live near it. It found that the contaminants in the sea could be causing lung inflammation in surrounding residents.
Unscientific claims of alien life and far-from-confirmed findings risk undermining the possible moment when life somewhere in the universe is discovered. "There should be a lot of value assigned to that finding," said Eddie Schwieterman, a UCR astrobiologist.
UCR scientists Jiayu Liao and Quanqing Zhang have identified what may be considered as COVID's ultimate weakness: the virus's reliance on essential human proteins to replicate and, subsequently, its ability to make individuals ill.
UCR bioengineer Jiayu Liao and analytical chemist Quanqing Zhang have identified how the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 takes advantage of our cellular machinery to replicate and spread in the body, and, importantly, a way to stop it.
UCR astrobiologist Eddie Schwieterman and biogeochemistry professor Timothy Lyons discuss the complexity of identifying life on planets around other stars, called exoplanets.
Miguel Arratia, a UCR physicist, has therefore proposed using AI to integrate measurements from multiple fundamental physics experiments (and even cosmological observations) so that theoretical physicists can quickly explore, combine and re-use the data in their own work.
Article features the research of Anandasankar Ray, a professor in UCR's Molecular Cell & Systems Biology Department, who has predicted how compounds smell based on which of the approximately 400 human odorant receptors they activate.
AI is very thirsty, according to research from Shaolei Ren, a UCR professor of electrical and computer engineering. His work shows ChatGPT-3 needs to “drink” a 500-milliliter bottle of water for a basic conversation of 20 to 50 inquiries, depending on where the electricity is generated.
'Society is changing': Ramaswamy praises the 'nuclear family,' but single parents say his comments hurt
David Brady, a UCR public policy professor, told USA TODAY that it is true that there are modest advantages to being in a two-parent family versus a single-parent family. However, he believes that having adequate financial resources is more important than having two parents.
A new kind of avocado — created by UC Riverside researchers — may be appearing in grocery stores in coming years. The Luna UCR avocado will soon be marketed to growers worldwide, though it will be a little longer before you can buy it at the supermarket.
Amit Roy-Chowdhury, a professor in the University of California, Riverside’s Video Computing Group, has trained computers to spot unnatural patterns of pixels in order to spot deepfakes.
UC Riverside School of Education Professor Raquel Rall's report "Does Your Board of Trustees Reflect Your Student Body?" is referenced in an analysis.
Mary Lu Arpaia is a horticultural specialist with UC Riverside’s cooperative extension and she’s one of the inventors of the new Luna variety of avocado. Her name is on the pending patent, and The Show spoke with her about it.
Lynn Sweet, a research ecologist at UCR, talks about how climate change could affect Joshua Tree National Park's namesake species.
Some future Riverside Community College District students will have the chance to live on the UC Riverside campus in a “first-of-its-kind housing project.” In addition to creating more housing, officials hope it will introduce students in the district — which includes Riverside City, Moreno Valley and Norco colleges — to life at a four-year university and potentially encourage transfers.
Jennifer Doyle, UCR English professor, writes about how the best way to honor the Spanish team that just won the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is for the president of Spain's football federation to resign. The president, Luis Rubiales, is dogged by corruption scandals, complaints about the federation’s treatment of the national team and anger at the way he and his federation undermine women’s leagues in Spain.
Sharing the wealth in terms of federal research dollars would improve the quality of education for many students and increase U.S. competitiveness, wrote UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox.
Many people don’t know the difference between wild and domestic bees, further obscuring both the troubles faced by many wild species and their value, says Hollis Woodard, a UCR entomologist.
Dividing the future into “semesters” — traditionally 15 to 17 weeks long at American colleges — can help people plan incremental objectives in service of a larger goal, according to Rachel Wu, an associate UCR professor of psychology. It can also help older people feel younger by remembering their college years.
Time-management lessons learned in school can help you with setting goals, according to UCR psychologist Rachel Wu.