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Ancient ocean slowdown warns of future climate chaos
A UC Riverside study shows how extreme heat in Earth’s past caused the exchange of waters from the surface to the deep ocean to decline. A similar slowdown, which would cause climate chaos, will happen at the end of this century if carbon emissions do not abate.
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Big data connection technology
Making ferromagnets ready for ultra-fast communication and computation technology
UC Riverside-led research has potential to unlock terahertz processing power
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Dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way
How did a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way come to be?
Crater 2, located approximately 380,000 light years from Earth, is one of the largest satellite galaxies of the Milky Way. Extremely cold and with slow-moving stars, Crater 2 has low surface brightness. How this galaxy originated remains unclear.
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Better farming through nanotechnology
Advanced technologies enable the controlled release of medicine to specific cells in the body. Scientists argue these same technologies must be applied to agriculture if growers are to meet increasing global food demands. 
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Gravitational waves hint at dark matter and Big Bang mysteries
Study reports very simple forms of matter could generate detectable gravitational wave backgrounds soon after the Big Bang
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Maggie Tello Case
Extracurricular: UCR analyst’s art travels to Romania
Maggie Tello Case  thought she was being phished when she received an email in January from curator Claire D’Alba representing the Art in Embassies program at the United States Department of State. D’Alba was requesting Tello Case, a senior contracts and grants analyst in UCR’s College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, lend some of her artwork for display in U.S.
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Ken Barish is named chair of UCR Academic Senate
Ken Barish has been elected chair of the UC Riverside Academic Senate. His two-year term begins on Sept. 1. Barish succeeds Sang Hee-Lee, who has been chair the past two years. In the role of chair, Barish will preside over the three Academic Senate meetings each year, act as its spokesperson, oversee administrative duties, and act as UCR’s representative on the systemwide academic council.
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UCR physicists at UC Davis
Physicists gain hands-on experience using cyclotron at UC Davis
Team included undergraduate and graduate students
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