Monkeypox explained

UC Riverside experts discuss disease symptoms, vaccines, and anxiety management

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Free speech, meet Elon Musk's Twitter

This week, billionaire Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. His statements before and since have led many to believe he intends to ease or eliminate content moderation. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

To mask, or not to mask?

To gauge whether scientists agree with popular sentiment around mask wearing, we check in here with three UC Riverside virologists and epidemiologists.

By Jules Bernstein | | Health

Experts urge reconsideration of 'standard' for time-keeping

To gauge the impacts of dark mornings in some parts of the country, we spoke with two UC Riverside experts

Should you get a second booster shot for COVID-19?

UC Riverside’s Dr. David Lo, a vaccine expert, shares his thoughts

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UCR experts: Newsom's CARE courts an 'oxymoron'

Experts on the plight of the unhoused contend the plan would criminalize being poor and mentally ill

Fighting climate change with carbon capture and utilization technologies

Two UC Riverside experts explain how carbon capture and utilization technologies work, and what needs to improve for them to deliver on their promise

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Should Congress treat insurrectionists as the Romans did?

The political divide that led to the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection on the Capitol building has been perpetuated in discourse over how to properly address the role of legislators who may have been involved. On the Jan. 6 anniversary of the insurrection, Michele Salzman, a UC Riverside history professor, published...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Is it time to wear a highly efficient medical grade facemask?

UC Riverside experts weigh in

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UCR experts weigh drought's long-term impacts

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for the entire state of California this past month. The period from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021 was the second-driest year on record in California. Almost 90% of the state is in throes of extreme drought. Reservoir storage is 60% of...

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

Why is it taking so long to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids?

UC Riverside vaccine expert David Lo explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Sending kids back to school: is it too soon?

After more than a year of lockdown, school is back in session. But many people are wondering whether it should be. Here, UC Riverside experts in viruses, medical policy and education share their thoughts about whether in-person learning at this moment in time is an A+ idea, and offer ideas...

By Jules Bernstein | | Students, Health

Billionaires in the great beyond

UCR scientists weigh in on the first successful civilian trip to space, and the ethics of being a billion-dollar rocket man.

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

It's more than hot. It's dangerous.

It's the time of year when Inland Southern California becomes a 27,000-square-mile skillet. We asked UC Riverside physicians how to stay safe and hydrated.

How concerned should we be about the Delta variant?

UC Riverside experts share their thoughts

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Is it feasible to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

A UC Riverside engineer discusses direct air capture

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Experts discuss the ‘coming out’ of nonbinary people

UCR experts say Demi Lovato’s public announcement amplifies the conversation about gender identity.

UCR ecologist on geoengineering: a new solution to the climate crisis

As many gather for Earth Day 2021, A UC Riverside ecologist urges caution toward solar geoengineering, an increasingly popular solution to the climate crisis.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UCR experts discuss the J&J vaccine 'pause'

Even as vaccinations across the U.S. were ramping up due to the popularity and availability of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC called a timeout due to reports of serious blood clots

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

This is the dawning of the age of the vaccine passport

The vaccine passport is coming. The likelihood of a “passport” being required — or perhaps just requested — for travel, and to return to school and work, seems a certainty. New York state is testing a smartphone app that would verify vaccine status for entry into events. IBM is developing...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education