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soil sampling at Holy Fire site
Fungi and bacteria are binging on burned soil
UC Riverside researchers have identified tiny organisms that not only survive but thrive during the first year after a wildfire. The findings could help bring land back to life after fires that are increasing in both size and severity.
 
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Soil tainted by air pollution expels carbon
New UC Riverside research suggests nitrogen released by gas-powered machines causes dry soil to let go of carbon and release it back into the atmosphere, where it can contribute to climate change. 
 
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Prof pours cold water on coffee pod controversy
New research from the University of Quebec declares coffee pods are “better for the planet than filtered brew.” Here to weigh in on the matter is UCR's Andrew Gray, who studies the movement of plastic pollutants through the environment.
 
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Is ChatGPT a threat to education?
UC Riverside experts share thoughts on the AI-powered language model that understands and responds to natural language
 
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A Message from Dean Kathryn Uhrich

From its roots in agricultural research, the College continues to expand its scientific reach with a number of internationally ranked programs addressing the most pressing scientific questions of our time …

 

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Prototype detector
Physics students gain hands-on experience in building a prototype detector
Now at Jefferson National Laboratory, the prototype will travel to two other national laboratories for testing
 
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Alumna elected to the Television Academy Board of Governors
Megan Chao elected to a first term uncontested.
 
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Gail Hanson
Physicist ranked eighth top female scientist in the world
The rankings are published by the portal Research.com
 
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Wyman and Cutler
National Academy of Inventors elects UCR faculty as Fellows
Rare distinction honors prolific innovators
 
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