A UC Riverside scientist sheds light on the cellular and biological mechanisms behind the stronger immune systems of breastfed children.
A philosopher at UC Riverside will oversee a $5 million study of "immortality." The study will last three years and be scientifically rigorous, involving research projects, conferences and translations of philosophical work.
A UC Riverside graduate student has developed a mathematical model to predict when plants are at risk of losing their pollinators, which could guide decisions that help prevent extinctions of wildflower species.
Art historians at the UC Riverside hope to identify people portrayed in 15th-century paintings using the same software used to spot terrorists in a crowd.
Thirteen UC faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded to a U.S. scientist.
A finding by UC Riverside paleontologists provides insight into the evolution of life, and it also can help scientists recognize life elsewhere in the universe.
UC Riverside researchers have developed a material that could efficiently remove unwanted heat from electronic components such as computer chips or light emitting diodes.
UC Riverside physicists have launched a lab experiment to find out the answer.
A UC Riverside biologist writes from the tropical dry forest near Alamos, Mexico, where she is studying Callipepla quail.
Scientists at UC Riverside think they have figured out why flies like beer. That may sound a bit trivial, but in fact it could lead to new ways of combating plant and animal pests.
Violent crime would decline if cities limited the number of liquor stores and banned the sale of single-serving containers of beer and other alcoholic beverages, said UC Riverside researchers.
A state report on climate change and California's landscape features research from seven UC campuses and laboratories.
The brown widow spider, a less-poisonous species than its cousin, the black widow spider, is making its claim in the dark recesses of Southern California trash can lids, plant pot lips and wood piles, finds a UC Riverside study.
Children exposed to open-fire cooking in developing countries experience difficulty with memory, problem-solving and social skills, according to researchers at the UC Riverside.
Rootstocks can help control Hytophthora root rot, UC Riverside scientists found.
The new School of Medicine Research Building at UC Riverside has received LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
A UC Riverside study finds that decreased alcohol consumption is responsible for significant drop in crime nationwide, not tougher sentencing policies.
Filmmaker George Lucas used the UC Riverside library archive to help tell the dramatic tale of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II in the film 'Red Tails,' which was released Jan. 20.
UC's 10 campuses were included in a new study from the National Science Board revealing that spending on the nation's top 101 public research institutions plunged an average of 20 percent between 2002 and 2010.
UC Riverside researchers released a natural enemy of a bug that has been infesting citrus trees throughout California in hopes of protecting the state's $1.1 billion citrus industry.
The human undead have nothing on the creepiness of some insects, which routinely do things too grotesque even for horror movies, writes UC Riverside biologist Marlene Zuk.
UC Riverside engineering students dug through trash for aluminum cans and collected scrap wood to create a solar heat collector that will be used to harness attic heat and power an eco-friendly clothes dryer.
UC Riverside scientists say they can extend the rate of vehicles by 10 percent by taking into account real time traffic conditions. They are developing an eco-routing procedure that finds a way to expend the least amount of energy for a trip.
Military body armor and vehicle and aircraft frames could be transformed by incorporating the unique structure of the club-like arm of a crustacean that looks like an armored caterpillar, according to researchers at UC Riverside.
Psychologists from UC Riverside find that parents experience greater happiness and meaning in life than nonparents.
A team of former UC Riverside students has designed a system that consists of a solar-powered attic fan diverting solar thermal heat from a rooftop solar heat collector, and hot air from the attic, to a retrofitted closet that serves as a clothes dryer.
Sonja Lyubomirsky of UC Riverside has identified some key attributes in the inherently happy and well adjusted, and finds that imparting those approaches to others can help even some depressed people.
Sociologists at UC Riverside have developed a theory of the moral self that may help explain the ethical lapses in the banking, investment and mortgage lending industries that nearly ruined the U.S. economy.
A UC Riverside engineering professor and a team of researchers have made a breakthrough discovery with graphene, a material that could play a major role in keeping laptops and other electronic devices from overheating.
Random acts of kindness can snowball into more positive mood overall, according a UC Riverside study.
Scientists from UC Riverside recently rediscovered the rarest species of bumblebee in the U.S., last seen 55 years ago living in the White Mountains of south-central New Mexico.
UC Riverside researchers are developing a new way to boost fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent. Their secret? Changing our behavior so we are more attuned to maximizing mileage while behind the wheel.
Experiments by UC Riverside researchers showed risk taking depends on whether participants recalled a past episode of good or bad luck and whether they washed their hands before engaging in a risky decision making task.