UCR In the News

'Cute aggression' is the desire to crush adorable things

It’s a deeply relatable experience: Seeing something so cute, you just want to squeeze it or crush it.
Tonic | December 6, 2018

Why do I want to smoosh this cute baby seal?

If you’ve ever seen something so cute that you felt the fleeting urge to destroy it, there’s a phrase for that: “cute aggression."
New York magazine | December 5, 2018

Some say FDA isn't doing enough to prevent E coli outbreak

Milton McGiffen, of the UCR Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, weighs in on the latest E. coli outbreak, tied to romaine lettuce in central California. McGiffen is at the 1:43 mark. 
NBC 4 Los Angeles | November 28, 2018

Amazon's HQ2 is headed to New York and Virginia with thousands of jobs. Here’s why some in L.A. are relieved

The City of Angels is not so much indulging in a pity party as offering up a collective shrug. Some Amazon skeptics are even relieved.
Los Angeles Times | November 13, 2018

GPUs are vulnerable to side-channel attacks

Researchers at UC Riverside discover GPUs can be victims of the same kinds of attacks as Meltdown and Spectre, which have impacted Intel and AMD CPUs.
NetworkWorld | November 13, 2018