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Climate change: a dirt-y business
Groundwater is essential for growing crops, but new research shows climate change is making it harder for soil to absorb rainfall.  While the idea that soil particles rearrange themselves in response to environmental conditions is not new, scientists once thought these shifts in the ground happened slowly. Not anymore. 
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Buzzkill?
They say love is blind, but if you’re a queen honeybee it could mean true loss of sight.  New research finds male honeybees inject toxins during sex that cause temporary blindness. All sexual activity occurs during a brief early period in a honeybee’s life, during which males die and queens can live for many years without ever mating again. 
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Monster tumbleweed: Invasive new species is here to stay
A new species of gigantic tumbleweed once predicted to go extinct is not only here to stay — it’s likely to expand its territory.  The species, Salsola ryanii, is significantly larger than either of its parent plants, which can grow up to 6 feet tall. A new study from UC Riverside supports the theory that the new tumbleweed grows more vigorously because it is a hybrid with doubled pairs of its parents’ chromosomes. 
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Abhijit Ghosh, UCR associate professor of geophysics
Making sense of a ‘7.1’
Abhijit Ghosh, UCR associate professor of geophysics, is racing to understand everything he can about the fault that was unknown until it produced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake on July 5. Ghosh's work could help officials prepare for the next big shake.
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Changes afoot at UCR’s garden oasis
  UCR Botanic Gardens sees improvements   For decades, the UCR Botanic Gardens have served as a quiet getaway tucked in a corner of campus where one can explore and enjoy nature. The 40-acre living plant museum still stands as an oasis from the bustle of campus, but some changes have been implemented in the past three years to…
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Professors Bartels and Balandin (c) UCR
Data-driven discovery of one-dimensional materials
  Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million grant to discover new van der Waals materials Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Ludwig Bartels, a professor of chemistry, have received a $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct…
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Physicists present results from updated search for new invisible particles
Physicists Bill Gary and Owen Long, members of the Compact Muon Solenoid, or CMS, Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, at CERN, recently completed a “legacy” analysis from the LHC Run 2, the first high-energy run of the LHC. The CMS experiment is a large particle-capturing detector at CERN. The research paper has…
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Prof. Mary Droser (c) UCR
UCR paleontologist wins prestigious prize
  Mary Droser, a decorated paleontology professor, now has another accolade to her name. She is the winner of the 2019 Moore Medal in Paleontology awarded by the Society for Sedimentary Geology.    More than 2,700 geoscientists belong to the society, which exists to help members share research with one another and enhance public…
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