Money to burn: wealthy, white neighborhoods losing their heat shields
A new study shows the protective effect of income has largely eroded over the past 40 years, as landscape plants can’t keep up with the pace of climate warming.
Findings challenge standard understanding of COVID-19 infection
UC Riverside research can help scientists develop methods to prevent COVID-19 in mink and other species
Trilobites rise from the ashes to reveal ancient map
UC Riverside geologists discovered 10 new species of trilobites hidden for 490 million years in a little-studied part of Thailand. They could be the missing pieces in an intricate puzzle of ancient world geography.
Milky Way-like galaxy found in the early universe
Research team, including a UC Riverside astronomer, made the discovery using the James Webb Space Telescope
Giant planets cast a deadly pall
New studies show that in some planetary systems, giant gas planets can kick their Earth-like neighbors out of orbit and wreak havoc on their climates.
How did a fly species gain sole access to a fruit in the Seychelles?
A UC Riverside-led study offers an answer
Partnership between UCR and City of Hope aims to increase diversity in cancer research
$13.7M grant from National Cancer Institute will support several projects on breast and pancreatic cancers
Luna UCR avocado is one of TIME's '2023 best inventions'
The Luna UCR avocado is named by TIME as one of the best inventions of the year. Therecognition comes just months after UCR released the variety to commercial growers worldwide.
How to help save plants from extinction
Now is the time to identify the conditions that cause plants to die. Doing so will allow us to better protect plants by choosing conservation targets more strategically, UC Riverside botanists argue in a new paper.
Rivers may not recover from drought for years
Lack of rainfall is not the only measure of drought. New UC Riverside research shows that despite a series of storms, the impact of drought can persist in streams and rivers for up to 3.5 years. There are two measures of drought in streams. One measure is the total water...
A CAMP that’s designed for everyone
What happens when you mix an undergrad, grad, and faculty mentor into one research program? You get UCR CAMP Scholars. UC Riverside’s California Alliance for Minority Participation, or CAMP, is funded by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, and serves underrepresented students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or...
Electrons take flight at the nanoscale
Visualizing electron flow motivates new devices inspired by airplane wings
Native nations and UC scientists join together in climate fight
Indigenous land-management strategies have been largely missing from modern attempts to combat the effects of worsening climate change in California. A new $7 million grant aims to change that.
New approach to fighting malaria
UC Riverside-led study zeroes in on special RNA molecules in the human malaria parasite
Microchip manufacturing fellowship’s decade of success
To some Inland Empire undergraduates, getting paid to learn microchip manufacturing, resume writing, and professional networking sounds like a dream. This year, UC Riverside is celebrating a decade of making this dream a reality.
A report from the groves:
Mary Lu Arpaia and Eric Focht have bred avocado trees in association with the University of California, Riverside, for decades. In the video below, they describe their quest for a better avocado that resulted in the release this year of the Luna UCR™, a new variety that is the great-grandchild...
Study ties fracking to another type of shaking
New UC Riverside research confirms fracking causes slow, small earthquakes or tremors, whose origin was previously a mystery to scientists.
Ray of hope for mitochondrial diseases: protein’s surprising second role
A protein that packs massive DNA strands into tiny cells also moonlights as a cleaner of damaged genetic material. This discovery could help detect mitochondrial diseases, which can cause brain damage and organ failure.
Study improves understanding of how bacteria benefit plant growth
UC Riverside-led research aims to improve sustainable agricultural practices
UCR releases a new avocado tree to the world marketplace
The newly release Luna UCR™ avocado offers consumers great flavor, a rind that turns a tell-tale black when ripe, while growers will benefit from a smaller tree size, allowing denser plantings for more efficient and safer harvesting.