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Research: City’s Infrastructure, Not Population, Plays Greater Role in Ecological Impact

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The ecological footprint of a city spreads far beyond its city limits, resulting in local and total extinction of hundreds of aquatic species in North America. Recent research quantifies the adverse effects while looking ahead to how cities can help.

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​Why Both Bigots and Egalitarians Say ‘They Don’t See Race’

People who claim they “don’t see race” when they evaluate others may think they all have similar beliefs about racial justice – but they’re very wrong, according to a new book. In fact, the belief in “racial colorblindness” unites people who range from liberal to conservative and hardened racists to egalitarians.

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Launching a Supercomputer: How to Set Up Some of the World’s Fastest Computers

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Setting up a supercomputer is far more complicated than just bringing it home from the electronics store. Staff members of the Department of Energy’s supercomputing user facilities spend years on the process, from laying out requirements through troubleshooting. In the end, they run some of the most powerful computers in the world to help solve some of science’s biggest problems.

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When a Lot Is Too Much: Childhood Stress and Extracurricular Activities

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After-school activities like sports, clubs, dance lessons and volunteering provide important enrichment opportunities for schoolchildren, but too much participation without enough downtime, or participating for the wrong reasons could lead to unhealthy levels of stress in children.

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UCI Among Sierra Magazine’s Top 10 ‘Cool Schools’ for Eighth Straight Year

With the announcement today of Sierra magazine’s 2017 “Cool Schools” ranking, the University of California, Irvine becomes the only campus to score in the top 10 for eight consecutive years. UCI rated eighth this year on the strength of its green energy and eco-friendly transportation programs, water conservation efforts, innovation, and sustainability-related academic and co-curricular student activities.

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ShAPEing the Future of Magnesium Car Parts

News Release RICHLAND, Wash. — Magnesium — the lightest of all structural metals — has a lot going for it in the quest to make ever lighter cars and trucks that go farther on a tank of fuel or battery charge.Magnesium is 75 percent lighter than steel, 33 percent lighter than aluminum and is the fourth most common element on earth behind iron, silicon and oxygen.

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Keck Medicine of USC Appoints Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer

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Keck Medicine of USC has appointed Dr. Santhi Iyer Kumar as its first chief quality and patient safety officer.







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