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Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2016
A UC San Diego cognitive scientist investigates whether exposure to four-letter words causes any harm.
New York Magazine
September 16, 2016
Don't worry — based on this UC Riverside research, you're (probably) not one.
The Mercury News
September 14, 2016
A UC Davis researcher goes deep into the forest to learn the secrets of these strange white trees.
Can we use Wi-Fi to see through walls?
We use Wi-Fi to stay connected, but UC's Yasamin Mostofi shows that Wi-Fi can also be used to sense the world around us – even behind walls.
Climate change facts you need to know
Under current guidelines, the planet is on target to warm up by 2 degrees Celsius in 2050 and by 4 degrees in 2100, triggering serious large-scale problems by the end of the century. UC San Diego's climate scientist V. Ramanathan accurately predicted this trend back in 1980. He says that if we make an effort to adopt existing technology today, we might be able to change our course on climate.
Precision Urban Agriculture Initiative tackles food deserts
By revealing the complex science behind plant growth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers hope to replace food deserts — low-income urban areas that lack access to affordable, fresh food — with options to purchase local, sustainably produced vegetables at or below conventional market prices, grown using drastically less water and fertilizer than conventional agriculture. Read more
A 'parking lot pitch' to the Pope
Last year, UC San Diego’s V. ‘Ram’ Ramanathan had an audience with Pope Francis in the parking lot of the Vatican. Ramanathan, who serves on the prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences panel, delivered what he calls a ‘parking lot pitch’ to the leader of the Catholic Church. Here, Ramanathan describes this moment and how it may have influenced the Pope’s subsequent position on the matter.
September 30, 2016
Breast milk can help protect premature babies, infants and moms as well.
September 29, 2016
Berkeley, Davis, Irvine campuses to participate in major federal effort to understand impact of maternal experience, environmental factors on childhood health.
September 28, 2016
It turns out young people are willing to trade in beer cans for a glass of wine.