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3 hrs ago | LiveScience

Mantis Shrimp's Attack Claw Inspires Tough New Material Design

The weapon with which mantis shrimp attack their prey, including mollusks and crabs, is no ordinary appendage.

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4 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

Uc Riverside: Tables use solar power to charge electronic devices

Six of the 13 cafe-style tables installed at UC Riverside that use solar power for recharging laptops and phones.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

9 hrs ago | Center for American Progress

State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, or AAPI, are a significant factor in the changing demographics in the United States.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, US News, Liberal Political News

10 hrs ago | Balloon Juice

C-I-L-L my landlord

I support affirmative action. Nevertheless, I do understand some of the objections to it, that maybe it should be more class-based rather than gender and race based, and that it could potentially set people up for failure .

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

14 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

UCR: Former chancellor discusses nuclear fusion and policy

Former UC Riverside Chancellor Raymond Orbach will return to campus Friday for a talk that he said will range from the Big Bang to international treaties as he explains the evolution of the multi-nation experimental fusion reactor being built in southern France.

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Related Topix: World News, Iceland

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

Uc Admissions: Latinos surpass whites for first time

For the first time in its 146-year history, the nine-campus University of California system has admitted more Latino freshmen than white student applicants.

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Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA), UC Irvine

Patch.com

Samuel Betances engages audience at CSUSB's Symposium on Race

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Orphaned at a very young age and separated from his siblings as they were placed with various caregivers, Samuel Betances was not supposed to excel in school nor was he expected to make a difference in adulthood.

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Related Topix: San Bernardino, CA, Cal State San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, CA

The Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE: Three indecent exposure incidents at college campuses

Police are looking for at least one man who exposed himself to women on two college campuses in Riverside, officials said.

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Related Topix: Riverside, CA, Riverside (Riverside, CA)

EurekAlert!

Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University, have developed a design structure for composite materials that is more impact resistant and tougher than the standard used in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA), Purdue University, University of Southern California

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Earth Day to be celebrated in Coachella Valley

UC Riverside's Palm Desert campus will mark Earth Day tonight with a screening of the Pixar animated film ``WALL-E.'

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Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Victorville Daily Press

Administrators from County Schools office to receive regional awards

SAN BERNARDINO San Bernardino County Superintendent Gary Thomas will be among four representatives of the County Schools' office to be recipients of this year's Association of California School Administrators' Region 12 spring awards at a ceremony on April 21 at the San Bernardino Hilton.

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Related Topix: San Bernardino, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

Los Angeles Times

Lawns: Best warm-season grasses for drought conditions

UC Riverside has been researching and developing drought-tolerant turfgrass for the Southern California climate since the 1950s.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Lake Elsinore Valley News

Two students selected to work on Hubble Scope Project

SAN JACINTO Two Mount San Jacinto College students were recently chosen to work on a Hubble Scope Project designed to study remote galaxies.

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Related Topix: San Jacinto, CA, Lake Elsinore, CA, Murrieta, CA

LiveScience

Stunning New Orchid Species Discovered

A gorgeous species of orchid in Panama has a new name - it was named after the family of the researcher who discovered the flower.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

The Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE: Attorney makes kids' wishes come true

Kelly Moran, 29, a Riverside lawyer, volunteers as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Riverside County, CA, Pepperdine University

NBC Los Angeles

Sketches Released in Possible UC Riverside Attacks

Authorities have released composite sketches and are asking for the public's help in finding two men they suspect attempted to abduct women in separate incidents at UC Riverside Saturday .

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Miami Herald

Putting the bite on the mosquitoes

Oh, the perils of vacationing in mosquito territory. These little bloodsuckers have made a meal of me around the globe, and I've longed for a definitive guide to repelling them.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Malaria, Thailand, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, Travel, Laos Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, South Africa Travel

EurekAlert!

Orchid named after UC Riverside researcher

One day about eight years ago, Katia Silvera , a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside, and her father were on a field trip in a mountainous area in central Panama when they stumbled upon an orchid they had never seen before.

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Related Topix: Central America Travel, Travel, Panama Travel

The Oregonian

Oregon third baseman Mitchell Tolman discusses national honor and getting mad

Oregon sophomore Mitchell Tolman has been red hot at the plate as of late, hitting .600 last week and being named the national hitter of the week.

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Related Topix: Oregon

Wed Apr 16, 2014

EurekAlert!

Turning harmful gas into valuable fuels, chemicals

A University of California, Riverside researcher is leading a team that won a nearly $500,000 grant to study a process that transforms harmful greenhouse gas emissions into valuable fuels and chemicals by using a unique catalyst.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Science, Louisiana State University

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