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
One of the world’s worst pests attacks California
One of the world’s worst pests is infesting crops all over California. There are seven active quarantines spanning the length of the state, but experts say those affecting San Bernardino and Riverside counties are especially serious.
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
Scientists tame biological trigger of deadly Huntington’s disease
Huntington’s disease causes dementia, has no cure, and is fatal. UC Riverside scientists show they can slow its progression in flies and worms, opening the door to human treatments.
Grant powers regional lithium mining hub as shortage looms
Those working to establish a sustainable lithium mining industry in Southern California have gotten a surge of support with a new grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
Model to illustrate scenarios for Colorado River water use
UC Riverside public policy scholars are bringing clarity to a fraught debate over how to use Colorado River water as flows decline with climate change. They have created a hydro-economic model that can illuminate the future impacts of major water use changes by answering prompts and clicking a mouse.
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
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.
UCR physicist awarded National Medal of Science
Barry Barish received nation’s highest honor for science during a ceremony at the White House
Plants transformed into detectors of dangerous chemicals
What if your house plant could tell you your water isn’t safe? Scientists are closer to realizing this vision, having engineered a plant to turn beet red in the presence of a banned, toxic pesticide.
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...
How video games could unlock new treatments for Parkinson’s
A $5 million NIH grant is adding an ‘extra life’ to Parkinson’s research, with patients playing video games during brain surgery to help researchers understand better how the brain regulates movement.
Two-dimensional compounds can capture carbon from the air
Some of the thinnest materials known to mankind can be engineered to capture carbon dioxide from the air.
Faculty members discuss AI’s possible impacts at UCR
UCR faculty members from different disciplines discuss how artificial intelligence or AI is expected to create a paradigm shift in higher education instruction.
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...