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Moisturizers may be turning your skin into ‘Swiss Cheese’

Moisturizers may be turning your skin into ‘Swiss Cheese’

Researchers explain why some lotions do more harm than good.
Forest study shows how plants adapt to rising carbon dioxide

Forest study shows how plants adapt to rising carbon dioxide

Study of the world’s tropical forests pinpoints how much water plants put back into the atmosphere compared to how much carbon they take up.
An artistic visualization of the star S0-2 as it passes by the supermassive black hole at the galactic center, which has warped the geometry of space and time. As the star gets closer to the supermassive black hole, its light undergoes a gravitational redshift that is predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity. (National Science Foundation graphic by Nicolle R. Fuller)

Milky Way’s central black hole puts theory of general relativity to the test

Almost a century later, Albert Einstein published his iconic theory of General relativity. Now, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles have tested...
In conventional electronic devices, electricity requires the movement of electrons (blue spheres) and their positive counterparts, called holes (red spheres), which behave much like the gas molecules in our atmosphere. Although they move rapidly and collide infrequently in the gas phase, electrons and holes can condense into liquid droplets akin to liquid water in devices composed of ultrathin materials. Credit: QMO Lab, UC Riverside

Physicists create exotic electron liquid

By bombarding an ultrathin semiconductor sandwich with powerful laser pulses, physicists at the University of California, Riverside, have made the first "electron liquid" at...
How does the human brain marks time?

How does the human brain marks time?

Neurobiologists from the University of California have recently discovered a key component of how the human brain marks time. For this work, they took...
Patients awaiting epilepsy surgery agreed to keep a running log of their mood while researchers used tiny wires to monitor electrical activity in their brains. The combination revealed a circuit for sadness.

Researchers uncover a circuit for sadness in the human brain

Human brain networks that encode variation in the mood on naturalistic timescales remain largely unexplored. In a new study, scientists combined multi-site, semi-chronic, intracranial...
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Scientists developed a neural network that operates on light

A group of scientists at the University of California has recently devised a new type of neural network that operates on light instead of...
sorghum plants

Drought treatment reorganizes plants’ microbiomes

A new study by the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (PMB) suggests that presenting sorghum plant to drought conditions may enrich of a distinct set...
Making Batteries From Waste Glass Bottles

Making Batteries From Waste Glass Bottles

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have created nano silicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries out of waste glass bottles. As li-ion batteries found in...

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