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Sequencing of Barley Genome Achieves New Milestone

(August 25, 2015)

A team led by UC Riverside scientists has reached a new milestone in its work, begun in 2000, on sequencing the barley genome.

UCR No. 2 in Washington Monthly Rankings

(August 24, 2015)

For the third consecutive year, Washington Monthly has ranked the University of California, Riverside second among national universities in its 11th annual College Ranking Survey.

Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men

(August 21, 2015)

Straight white men have engaged in gay sex for centuries, and not just in circumstances that can be explained away as momentary aberrations, Jane Ward writes in her new book, "Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men."

How Clean is Your Spinach?

(August 19, 2015)

Ever wonder what that the words triple-washed or pre-washed on a bag of baby spinach mean? Not much according to engineers at the University of California, Riverside. They discovered that small peaks and valleys in baby spinach leaves could be a key reason why there have been numerous bacterial outbreaks involving leafy green vegetables.

Computer Models Show Significant Tsunami Strength for Ventura and Oxnard

(August 19, 2015)

Could Ventura and Oxnard in California be vulnerable to the effects of a local earthquake-generated tsunami? Yes, according to numerical 3D models used by UC Riverside seismologists of an earthquake and resultant tsunami on faults located offshore Ventura, Calif.

Summer Sizzles for Interns in Sacramento Program

(August 14, 2015)

Undergraduate students participating in the inaugural Loveridge Summer Fellowships in Sacramento, a 10-week internship program that concludes this month, said the experience opened their eyes to the complexities of government and the impact policy decisions have on individual lives.

How Do Ants Identify Different Members of Their Society?

(August 13, 2015)

UC Riverside scientists have found that ants communicate using a number of hydrocarbon chemicals present on their cuticles.

Using Online Health Forums to Serve Underserved Communities

(August 11, 2015)

University of California, Riverside researchers believe results from their recently published paper on how people use social media and online health forums can help reach underserved communities and prevent the spread of misinformation.

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