Updated COVID-19 vaccines explained
Vaccine expert David Lo at UC Riverside says there are no contraindications to taking the flu and COVID vaccines together
Is that a persistent cold, bad allergies, … or long COVID?
Dr. Martin Schlusselberg of the UCR School of Medicine explains
Prof pours cold water on coffee pod controversy
New research from the University of Quebec declares coffee pods are “better for the planet than filtered brew.” Here to weigh in on the matter is UCR's Andrew Gray, who studies the movement of plastic pollutants through the environment.
UC Riverside experts discuss disease symptoms, vaccines, and anxiety management
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...
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.
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
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
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...
Is it time to wear a highly efficient medical grade facemask?
UC Riverside experts weigh in
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...
Why is it taking so long to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids?
UC Riverside vaccine expert David Lo explains
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...
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.
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
Is it feasible to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?
A UC Riverside engineer discusses direct air capture