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As bumblebee diets narrow, ours could too

There has been a lot of buzz about honeybees’ failing health because they pollinate our produce. Less well known is how critical bumblebees are for some of our favorite foods. And their numbers are also rapidly declining. A new study from the University of California, Riverside, reveals the loss of...

Pioneering UC Riverside geoecologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Marilyn Fogel, a University of California, Riverside endowed geoecology professor, received one of the highest honors in science this week with her election to the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS. Membership in the NAS is rare. According to the Congressional Research Service, there are 6.9 million scientists in the...

Maggots and murder: what insects can teach us about crime

Taking care to stand upwind, UC Riverside students display stoic professionalism as they collect insects off a pig carcass in 90-degree heat. This scene from a class in forensic entomology could have been ripped from any TV police drama and in some ways, it was. Professor Alec Gerry said intense...
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Book taps into the racier aspects of plant sex

Now that UC Riverside professor Norman Ellstrand has your attention, he’d like to teach you about genetics
By Madeline Adamo | | Science / Technology

In search of dark matter

Particle physicist Hai-Bo Yu is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside. (I. Pittalwala, UCR) RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An international team of scientists that includes University of California, Riverside, physicist Hai-Bo Yu has imposed conditions on how dark matter may interact with ordinary matter — constraints that...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Search for life beyond the solar system topic of faculty research lecture

Timothy Lyons will deliver the 66th annual lecture at UC Riverside

Atmospheric seasons could signal alien life

UCR researchers are using seasonal changes in the Earth’s atmosphere to guide their search for life outside the solar system

UCR scientist rediscovers insect lost for 105 years

Little is known about elusive beetle species, despite role in wildflower pollination

UCR plant cell biologist elected to National Academy of Sciences

Sean Cutler becomes ninth UC Riverside faculty member elected to the prestigious academy

Microbiome study suggests marine nematodes are not picky eaters

UCR research finding no relationship between nematode species and microbial profile suggests marine worms don’t have a restrictive diet
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