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The facts behind science fiction

The facts behind science fiction

With Comic-Con looming, UCI professor says our fascination with superheroes provides fertile ground for teaching fundamentals of physics

Outside the box

Outside the box

Director of UCI’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program prods students to learn from the world beyond the classroom

Predicting epilepsy

Predicting epilepsy

Biomarker indicates which victims of febrile seizures will later develop the brain disorder

For caterpillars, diet is destiny

For caterpillars, diet is destiny

Study by researchers at UCI and Wesleyan show picky eaters with limited palates hide better from birds

UCI in the News

  • Time, Jul 25, 2014 2:47 pm

    Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

    Stephanie Castle, the study’s lead author and a water resource specialist at UC Irvine, called the extent of the groundwater depletion “shocking.” “We didn’t realize the magnitude of how much water we actually depleted” in the West, Castle said.
  • The Washington Post , Jul 25, 2014 2:47 pm

    Study: Colorado River Basin drying up faster than previously thought

    “We were shocked to see how much water was actually depleted underground,” Stephanie Castle, a water specialist at UC Irvine and lead author of the report, said in an interview.
  • Financial Times , Jul 25, 2014 2:47 pm

    Drought drains critical US water supply

    “This is a lot of water to lose. We thought that the picture could be pretty bad, but this was shocking,” said the study’s lead author, Stephanie Castle, a water resources specialist at UC Irvine. PDF
  • The New York Times , Jul 25, 2014 2:46 pm

    Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

    Researchers from NASA and UC Irvine say their study is the first to quantify how much groundwater people in the West are using during the region's current drought. Stephanie Castle, the study's lead author and a water resource specialist at UC Irvine, called the extent of the groundwater depletion "shocking."
  • National Geographic , Jul 25, 2014 2:46 pm

    How the West was lost

    California’s epic drought is just the latest example of what is shaping up to be the new normal out west. Last year was the driest on record. ... Jay Famiglietti is senior water scientist at NASA's JPL ... and a professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine.
  • The Wall Street Journal , Jul 25, 2014 2:45 pm

    Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

    Researchers from NASA and UC Irvine say their study is the first to quantify how much groundwater people in the West are using during the region's current drought. … "What happens if it isn't there?" Castle said during a phone interview. "That's the scary part of this analysis." PDF
  • KCAL 9 , Jul 25, 2014 2:45 pm

    KCAL 9 News at 9:00 PM (Video)

    About 60 percent of the water that we use in Southern California is imported from mountains and rivers and stored in reservoirs. … Today JPL and UC Irvine scientists say that they discovered we have been pumping water out of the aquifers in the Southwest at an alarming rate, much more than anyone thought.
  • Red Orbit , Jul 24, 2014 12:58 pm

    Quiet year expected for Amazon forest fires in 2014

    The forecast is based on a model of fire season severity developed by Yang Chen and Jim Randerson at UC Irvine, in collaboration with scientists at NASA.
  • Philly.com, Jul 24, 2014 12:58 pm

    Spreading #sunshine

    Pamela Rutledge, a media psychologist who teaches at Fielding Graduate University and UC Irvine, said the spread of feel-good posts has a physiological basis. "Scary things get our attention, but happy things actually make us feel different in a way that has more duration," she said.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek , Jul 24, 2014 12:57 pm

    International students struggle to turn MBAs into U.S. jobs

    Cultural differences can make navigating the American job market difficult. … The cultural counseling starts early at many schools. ... The Merage School of Business at UC Irvine ... and others offer a special international-student orientation week to give non-U.S. students a head start bridging this gap.
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