How giant-faced owls snag voles hidden in snow 

Great gray owls’ physical features, especially parts of their wings and face, help them correct for sonic distortions caused by snow, enabling them to find moving food with astonishing accuracy, according to a new UC Riverside study.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Discovery of antibody structure could lead to treatment for Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus

Study provides insights into fighting broad range of pathogen’s viral strains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Earth might be experiencing 7th mass extinction, not 6th

New research suggests environmental changes caused the first mass extinction event in history, which occurred millions of years earlier than scientists previously realized.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Tiniest Ever Ancient Seawater Pockets Revealed

The surprising discovery of seawater sealed in what is now North America for 390 million years opens up a new avenue for understanding how oceans change and adapt with changing climate.

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

Creating a diverse educational pipeline in microelectronics

Scientists at UC Riverside and UC Irvine have received funding of $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, to team up with Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in building a diverse educational pipeline in the field of microelectronics — a priority for industry and government...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Injections for diabetes, cancer could become unnecessary

Researchers at UC Riverside are paving the way for diabetes and cancer patients to forget needles and injections, and instead take pills to manage their conditions.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

The Colorado River is imperiled; why it matters to you

UC Riverside experts discuss the decline of this major water source for nearly 40 million people in seven states.

By David Danelski | | Science / Technology

The unintended consequences of using a ventilator

Breakthrough research addresses a long-standing question in pulmonary medicine about whether modern ventilators overstretch lung tissue. They do.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Discovery could dramatically narrow search for space creatures

An Earth-like planet orbiting an M dwarf — the most common type of star in the universe — appears to have no atmosphere at all. This discovery could cause a major shift in the search for life on other planets.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Thirdhand smoke can trigger skin diseases

UC Riverside-led clinical study advances molecular understanding of THS effects on skin

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Broccoli gas: a better way to find life in space 

Broccoli, along with other plants and microorganisms, emit gases to help them expel toxins. Scientists believe these gases could provide compelling evidence of life on other planets.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Why the Salton Sea is turning into toxic dust

The Salton Sea, California’s most polluted inland lake, has lost a third of its water in the last 25 years. New research has determined a decline in Colorado River flow is the reason for that shrinking.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

195 ways to help California’s painted ladies

By documenting hundreds of new nectar plants for painted ladies, scientists have renewed hope these charismatic butterflies may prove resilient to climate change.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Laughing gas in space could mean life

Scientists at UC Riverside are suggesting something is missing from the typical roster of chemicals that astrobiologists use to search for life on planets around other stars — laughing gas.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Coronavirus formation is successfully modeled

UC Riverside study could inform the design of effective drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

After wildfires, do microbes exhale potent greenhouse gas?

Laughing gas is no laughing matter — nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide. Scientists are racing to learn whether microorganisms send more of it into the atmosphere after wildfires.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Massive Mexican earthquakes warn Southern Californians 

A pair of massive earthquakes in Mexico has some in Southern California on edge, wondering whether the Golden State is next. UC Riverside seismologist Abhijit Ghosh weighs in on the likelihood of more shakers, and how to prepare for them.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Robot sleeves for kids with cerebral palsy

UC Riverside engineers are developing low-cost, robotic “clothing” to help children with cerebral palsy gain control over their arm movements.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

The no-tech way to preserve California’s state grass

Though it is disappearing, California’s official state grass has the ability to live for 100 years or more. New research demonstrates that sheep and cattle can help it achieve that longevity.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Chemical cocktail in skin summons disease-spreading mosquitoes

A UC Riverside-led team discovered the exact chemical combination that causes Zika, dengue and yellow fever-spreading mosquitoes to locate and land on their victims.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology