UC Riverside program for high school students aims to diversify STEM workforce

Underrepresented students will participate in carefully designed summer research and educational activities at UC Riverside

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Malaria parasite’s survival linked to two proteins

UC Riverside-led research could lead to novel antimalarial therapeutic strategies

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

No Thanksgiving for bacteria or fungus

UC Riverside scientists have developed a technique for solving a decades-old mystery involving the chemical in turkey that makes people sleepy. Their new ability to map the atoms involved in the production of tryptophan opens the door to new antibiotic and antifungal drugs.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Following rain, desert microbes exhale potent greenhouse gas

New UC Riverside research shows how, after it rains, microbes in desert soil convert one form of pollution into another — laughing gas.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

How a virus packages its genetic material

Simulations by UC Riverside-led team could help design nanocontainers used in drug delivery

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

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

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

From the streets to the stratosphere: clean driving technology enables cleaner rocket fuel

A chemical used in electric vehicle batteries could also give us carbon-free fuel for space flight, according to new UC Riverside research.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Can the Salton Sea geothermal field prevent the coming lithium shortage?

University of California, Riverside scientists will join a first-of-its-kind effort to map out California’s so-called “Lithium Valley,” and learn whether it can meet America’s urgent demand for lithium in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Time crystals leave the lab

Time crystals that persist indefinitely at room temperature could have applications in precision timekeeping

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Surprisingly high fraction of dead galaxies found in ancient galactic city

Why cluster’s galaxies are unlike those in all the other known protoclusters is a mystery, says UC Riverside-led team

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Who’s responsible for roadside rubbish?

New UC Riverside research reveals that items in litter typically originate less than two miles from where they’re found — and unless humans remove them, most of these items will never leave the environment.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

New research bites holes into theories about Megalodons

A new study leaves large tooth marks in previous conclusions about the body shape of the Megalodon, one of the largest sharks that ever lived.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Using physics to explain the transmission effects of different SARS-CoV-2 mutations

UC Riverside-led team develops new computational method that applies techniques from statistical physics mathematical models in epidemiology

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Like peanut butter? This algorithm has a hunch as to what you'll buy next

A new technique can incorporate customer behavior into recommendation algorithms

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Human gut bacteria have sex to share vitamin B12

Your gut bacteria need vitamin B12 just as much as you do. Though DNA is usually passed from parent to child, new research shows gut bacteria transfer genes through “sex” in order to take their vitamins.

By Jules Bernstein | | 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