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2013-07-29 10:55:36

UC Irvine team measures how to best prevent bullet deaths Aiming to quell heated national debate about gun control with factual answers, two UC Irvine mathematicians have designed parameters to measure how to best prevent both one-on-one killings and mass shootings in the United States. Their paper appears Friday in the journal PLOS ONE. "It's time to bring a scientific framework to this problem," said lead author Dominik Wodarz, a mathematical biologist who works on disease and...

2013-05-30 12:12:30

UCI-led study finds two-year difference in educational attainment of next generation Mexican American mothers´ formal immigration status influences the educational achievement of their children and even their grandchildren, according to a new study led by a UC Irvine sociologist. Researchers found — based on a large“scale survey of young, second“generation Mexican American adults in Los Angeles — that those whose mothers were authorized...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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