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How giant-faced owls snag voles hidden in snow 
Great gray owls’ physical features, especially parts of their wings and face, help them correct for sonic distortions caused by snow, enabling them to find moving food with astonishing accuracy, according to a new UC Riverside study. 
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Earth might be experiencing 7th mass extinction, not 6th
New research suggests environmental changes caused the first mass extinction event in history, which occurred millions of years earlier than scientists previously realized.   
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Tiniest Ever Ancient Seawater Pockets Revealed
The surprising discovery of seawater sealed in what is now North America for 390 million years opens up a new avenue for understanding how oceans change and adapt with changing climate.  
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Creating a diverse educational pipeline in microelectronics
Scientists at UC Riverside and UC Irvine have received funding of $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, to team up with Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in building a diverse educational pipeline in the field of microelectronics — a priority for industry and government. Of this amount, nearly $4 million is allocated to UC Riverside.
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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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Nobel laureat Barry Barish
Physicist to receive Copernicus Prize
Nobel laureate Barry Barish is recognized for his contributions to world science
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2022 ‘Highly Cited’ list recognizes UCR scientists’ significant impact
List celebrates authors of papers that rank in the top 1%
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Flavor chemical use is increasing popularity of tobacco-flavored products
Students and young adults are especially attracted to e-cigarettes with appealing flavors
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Chemist receives DOE grant to explore energy conservation in industrial processes
Francisco Zaera, a UCR distinguished professor of chemistry, has received a $500,000 grant from the United States Department of Energy, or DOE, to research the optimization of catalytic processes through environmentally friendly alternatives. 
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