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Newly Discovered Wasp Named After UC Riverside
2013-05-07 12:13:16

University of California - Riverside Serguei Triapitsyn discovered the wasp from the Russian Far East, and named it Gonatocerus ucri An entomologist at the University of California, Riverside discovered a new wasp species in Russia and named it after the university, commonly abbreviated as UCR. Serguei V. Triapitsyn, principal museum scientist at the Entomology Research Museum on campus, had been sorting wasps from the Russian Far East, when he discovered several tiny female...

2013-04-30 13:58:34

Researchers at UC Riverside and Iowa State also find that voters who remain optimistic are more likely to cast ballots and suffer greater disappointment when candidate loses Scholars have long known that voters tend to believe that the candidates they support will win, even when victory seems unlikely. But there has been little research about how voter expectations of election outcomes change in the weeks before Election Day, or how those expectations relate to the level of disappointment...

Possibility Of A More Dynamic Biological Oxygen Cycle On The Early Earth Than Previously Thought
2013-04-25 10:22:56

University of California, Riverside A research team of biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has provided a new view on the relationship between the earliest accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere, arguably the most important biological event in Earth history, and its relationship to the sulfur cycle. A general consensus exists that appreciable oxygen first accumulated in Earth's atmosphere around 2.4 to 2.3 billion years ago. Though this paradigm is built upon a...

Earth’s Oxygen Poor Oceans Challenged Early Evolution Of Life
2013-03-19 08:59:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international research group led by biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has filled a billion-year gap in our understanding of conditions in the early ocean during a critical time in the history of life on Earth. There is a general consensus in the scientific community currently that appreciable levels of oxygen first accumulated in the atmosphere around 2.4 to 2.3 billion years ago and that the build-up of...

2013-02-07 15:32:44

Research by UC Riverside plant pathologists is the first to show that RNA silencing regulates plant defense against the notorious Phytophthora pathogens When a pathogen attacks a plant, infection usually follows after the plant´s immune system is compromised. A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside focused on Phytophthora, the pathogen that triggered the Irish Famine of the 19th century, and deciphered how it succeeded in crippling the potato plant´s...

Nicer Kids Are More Popular
2012-12-30 10:28:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Kids who do nice things for others are more likely to be popular among their fellow classmates, researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) claim in a new study. For the study, 400 nine to 11 year old fourth and fifth grade students attending elementary school in Vancouver were either asked to perform three simple acts of kindness or visit three different places...

Early Evolution Linked To Climate Change And Oxygen Levels
2012-09-28 11:50:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geochemists from the University of California, Riverside teamed up with an international team of scientists to uncover new evidence linking together extreme climate change, elevation of oxygen levels and early animal evolution. Scientists have long speculated that a dramatic rise in atmospheric oxygen levels was the trigger for early animal evolution. The direct cause-and-effect relationships between environmental and animal...

2012-09-26 13:19:50

Asian Americans likely to vote in November strongly prefer Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, but a large portion of voters — nearly one-third — remain undecided and could play a crucial role in battleground states, according to two reports released today by the National Asian American Survey. Drawn from a nationally representative sample of more than 3,300 interviews, the reports offer the most comprehensive portrait of Asian American political views. Among the fastest growing...

Electronic Nose Prototype Can Sniff Out Harmful Substances
2012-08-23 07:55:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No one denies that a sense of smell is important. People have trained themselves to smell the subtle differences in foods and wines and perfumes. We have trained dogs that can smell explosives and drugs and even the changes in a person's body when they are going to have a seizure. With this much emphasis on smelling, is it any wonder that someone has developed an electronic nose? Research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the...

Immortality Project Set To Begin
2012-08-05 06:50:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A University of California at Riverside (UCR) philosopher will be placed in charge of a new project analyzing the concept of immortality after receiving the largest grant ever presented to a humanities professor at the school, various media outlets reported last week. According to a July 31 UCR press release announcing the grant, the university announced that philosopher John Martin Fischer would oversee research on all aspects of...


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