News Articles with Topic: Science / Technology

Cleaning your car may not protect you from this carcinogen

It is unlikely that a cancer-causing chemical inside your car can be dusted or wiped way, according to new UC Riverside research.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Black eyed peas could help eliminate need for fertilizer

Black eyed peas’ ability to attract beneficial bacteria isn’t diminished by modern farming practices, new UC Riverside research shows. Planting it in rotation with other crops could help growers avoid the need for costly, environmentally damaging fertilizers.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside joins UC San Diego, UC Irvine in multidisciplinary research institute Calit2

Calit2 was created by the state of California over 20 years ago to ensure the state remains on the leading edge of information technology, communications

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

UCR scientists discover tarantula-killing worm

UC Riverside scientists have named a newly discovered species of worm that kills tarantulas after American actor, musician and producer Jeff Daniels, a distinction no other entertainer can claim.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Unusual team finds gigantic planet hidden in plain sight

A UC Riverside astronomer and a group of eagle-eyed citizen scientists have discovered a giant gas planet hidden from view by typical stargazing tools.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

How the Webb telescope could ultimately help protect Earth

UC Riverside astrophysicist Stephen Kane breaks down some unique aspects of the James Webb Space Telescope, explains how separate Venus projects intersect, and how both might benefit Earth.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Research reveals ancient Maya lessons on surviving drought

A new UC Riverside study casts doubt on drought as the driver of ancient Mayan civilization collapse.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Scientists breeding citrus tolerant of deadly disease

A $1.5 million emergency grant is enabling UC Riverside scientists to find plants impervious to a disease threatening America’s citrus fruit supply.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Deadliest period in Earth’s history was also the stinkiest

Tiny microbes belching toxic gas helped cause — and prolong — the biggest mass extinction in Earth’s history, a new UC Riverside-led study suggests.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

How diet influences taste sensitivity and preference

What you eat influences your taste for what you might want to eat next. So claims a University of California, Riverside, study performed on fruit flies. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, offers a better understanding of neurophysiological plasticity of the taste system in flies. To maintain ideal...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Queen’s genes determine sex of entire ant colonies

UC Riverside researchers have discovered the genetic basis for a quirk of the animal kingdom — how ant queens produce broods that are entirely male or female.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Wildfire dataset could help firefighters save lives and property

WildfireDB contains over 17 million data points that capture how fires have spread in the contiguous United States over the last decade

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Keto diet may not work for women

Scientists from UC Riverside are studying how the popular keto and intermittent fasting diets work on a molecular level, and whether both sexes benefit from them equally.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Biocompatible glue for corneal repair is a sight for sore eyes

The adhesive would replace stitches and conventional adhesive to speed healing and reduce complications and cost

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Light-powered soft robots could suck up oil spills

A floating, robotic film designed at UC Riverside could be trained to hoover oil spills at sea or remove contaminants from drinking water.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

Prevailing theories posit plaques in the brain cause Alzheimer’s disease. New UC Riverside research points to cells’ slowing ability to clean themselves as the likely cause of unhealthy brain buildup.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

“Magic wand” reveals a colorful nano-world

Novel color photography using a high-efficiency probe can super-focus white light into a 6-nanometer spot for nanoscale color imaging

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

When bees get a taste for dead things

Typically, bees don’t eat meat. However, a species of stingless 'vulture' bee in the tropics has evolved the ability to do so, presumably due to intense competition for nectar. UC Riverside scientists find these bees' guts resemble those of hyenas and other carrion feeders.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

How to eat a poison butterfly

In high enough concentrations, milkweed can kill a horse, or a human. To be able to eat this plant, monarchs evolved a set of unusual cellular mutations. New UC Riverside research shows the animals that prey on monarchs also evolved these same mutations.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

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