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

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.

2013-04-30 13:58:34

Scholars have long known that voters tend to believe that the candidates they support will win, even when victory seems unlikely.

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

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.

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

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.

2013-02-07 15:32:44

When a pathogen attacks a plant, infection usually follows after the plant’s immune system is compromised.

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

Kids who do nice things for others are more likely to be popular among their fellow classmates.

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

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.

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.

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

Research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, has enabled a local company to develop an "electronic nose" prototype that can detect small quantities of harmful substances.

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

A University of California at Riverside 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.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.