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Superbloom? If you say so

Superbloom is a term concocted by the media, but this year’s wildflowers are still spectacular, especially for the creatures that depend on them
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Where taste and smell collide, you'll find Givaudan

Givaudan's Flavors Division supplies companies that produce drinks, savory goods, snacks, sweets, and dairy. Photos / Stan Kim RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The first bite of a tangy orange; a field of fragrant wildflowers; the sweet aroma of roasted hazelnuts. The natural world is filled with tastes and smells that delight our senses and calm our frayed...

$3.5 million Givaudan gift will protect citrus collection

The University of California, Riverside announced today a $3.5 million donation from Givaudan to support UCR’s Citrus Variety Collection. The gift will help protect one of world’s most extensive citrus diversity collections from the impending threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing, or HLB. The gift will pay for a 2.8-acre...
By UCR News | | University, Science / Technology

Coastal ecosystems suffer from upriver hydroelectric dams

A recent study demonstrates the widespread environmental consequences of large dam reservoirs in Mexico
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Magnonic devices can replace electronics without much noise

Magnonic devices of the future could use low power to avoid performance losses
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Research identifies mechanism that helps plants fight bacterial infection

UC Riverside study could lead to better strategies for protecting crops from attacks by pathogens
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

When life gives you sour lemons, use genetics to find out why

A team of researchers, including two from the University of California, Riverside, has identified the genes responsible for the hallmark sour taste of many citrus fruits. Published Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Nature Communications, the research could help plant breeders develop new, sweeter varieties. Modern citrus varieties have been bred over thousands...
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Machines whisper our secrets

Spies can learn what a machine is making from the sounds it makes
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UCR student researcher takes smoking personally

You don’t want Careen Khachatoorian for a sister. Not if you smoke, you don’t. Careen’s older brother is trying to conceive a child with his partner. A typical text to her smoker-brother includes a link to a sins-of-smoking article, and reads like this: “See? Pregnant mothers have a greater chance of delivering a child with ADHD if they are exposed...
By J.D. Warren | | Students, Science / Technology

Scientists identify genetic mechanism involved in how females inherit traits

Research could help reduce females’ susceptibility to several diseases, such as Fragile X and Rett syndromes
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

New NASA research consortium to tackle life's origins

NASA is uniting experts across multiple disciplines to investigate life's beginnings on our planet -- and to explore if and how life sprung up elsewhere in the universe
By PCE3 Consortium | | Science / Technology

UCR offers media diverse voices on diverse topics

TOPICS CLIMATE CHANGE, AIR QUALITY, GREEN ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY NATURAL DISASTERS HEALTH PHYSICS LGBT, GENDER AND SEXUALITY MIDDLE EAST AND MUSLIMS IMMIGRATION GUN VIOLENCE TERRORISM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS/ INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS MEDIA AND CULTURE CLIMATE CHANGE, AIR QUALITY, GREEN ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY Kawai Tam : Lecturer with security of...
By UCR News | | Science / Technology

Scientists image conducting edges in a promising 2-D material

Experimental study done at UC Riverside and University of Washington on monolayer tungsten ditelluride could lead to more energy-efficient electronic devices
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Does the presence of colleges and hospitals increase home prices?

The institution’s size and the ZIP code’s population can have positive and negative effects
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf

UC Riverside astronomers develop educational workshop converting astronomical phenomena into vibrations that can be felt rather than heard
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

A warming world increases air pollution

Climate change is warming the ocean, but it’s warming land faster and that’s really bad news for air quality
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A match made in neural heaven: How a neuron grows an axon

Scientists unlock new molecular secrets to unravel the mystery
By Stacy Kish | | Health, Science / Technology

UC Riverside physicists create exotic electron liquid

The first production of an electron liquid at room temperature opens the way for new optoelectronic devices and basic physics studies
By Dennis Meredith | | Science / Technology

Genome structure of malaria parasites linked to virulence

UC Riverside-led research could help develop novel therapeutic strategies to combat malaria
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

A mollusk with teeth that can grind down rock may hold the key to making next generation abrasion-resistant materials and nanoscale materials for energy
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology
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