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Venus and Earth evolutionary paths
Hunting Venus 2.0: Scientists sharpen their sights
With the first paper compiling all known information about planets like Venus beyond our solar system, scientists are the closest they’ve ever been to finding an analog of Earth’s “twin.” 
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Culex biting
Humans bite back by deactivating mosquito sperm
New UC Riverside research makes it likely that proteins responsible for activating mosquito sperm can be shut down, preventing them from swimming to or fertilizing eggs.
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Solar system and moons of Jupiter
The planet that could end life on Earth
A terrestrial planet hovering between Mars and Jupiter would be able to push Earth out of the solar system and wipe out life on this planet, according to a UC Riverside experiment.
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coughing boy
Breathing is going to get tougher
When global temperatures increase by 4 degrees Celsius, harmful plant emissions and dust will also increase by as much as 14 percent, according to new UC Riverside research.
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earthquake cracked roadway
California will inevitably shake like Turkey
Many in California have questions about the conditions that caused the Turkish earthquake, and wonder whether the western U.S. is likely to suffer a similar fate. UC Riverside seismologist David Oglesby weighs in with answers.
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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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car exhaust
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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coffee machine
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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Masterclass 2023
High schoolers get university-level education in particle physics
The students compared their experiment results with those obtained by European students
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big data
UCR team wins National Science Foundation grant for undergraduate data science program
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Mark Alber
UCR math professor wins prestigious Fulbright scholarship
Award enables Netherlands partnership for computational and mathematical biology 
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Neuroscience graduate student receives prestigious predoctoral fellowship
Elena Kozlova’s research will study how indoor flame retardant toxicants may affect brain development
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Rien van Genuchten
UCR researcher wins biggest prize in agricultural science
Wolf Prize considered to be the “Nobel in agriculture”
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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
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