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CNN, Aug. 16, 2016
How much a decade of obesity raises your cancer risk
Hoda Anton-Culver, professor and chairwoman of epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine and a co-author of the study, said she and her colleagues plan to further explore this topic. … She pointed out how the study results could help healthcare providers and the public work together to control obesity and prevent cancer.

Reuters, Aug. 16, 2016
Supreme Court stance on North Carolina law to send signal on voting limits
“With a 4-4 court they are going to be very reticent (to intervene), whatever the topic,” said Rick Hasen, an election law expert at University of California, Irvine School of Law.

The Washington Post, Aug. 16, 2016
Google wants to help you vote. Could it affect the election?
“It is well established that a substantial reduction in registration barriers such as a state’s adoption of election day registration (EDR) increases turnout, although the exact magnitude of the effect remains in some dispute,” wrote Craig Brians of Virginia Tech and Bernard Grofman of the University of California, Irvine.

The Huffington Post, Aug. 17, 2016
Here’s why a higher SPF isn’t always better
“Find a sunscreen that you actually like putting on your skin,” Dr. Janellen Smith, a dermatologist at UC Irvine Health, previously told The Huffington Post. … “It is quite clear now that sunscreens play a major role in protecting people from the ravages of skin cancer,” Smith cautioned.  “Even if you chose to avoid certain ingredients, there is a sunscreen for you out there, so use it.”

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 17, 2016
Did physicists discover a previously unknown fifth force of nature?
Theoretical physicists at UC Irvine say they’ve found evidence for a fifth fundamental force of nature, carried by a particle that until now has gone totally unnoticed. … “If this is true, it would be a really big guide as to what the future would hold as far as the ultimate theory of particle physics,” said study coauthor Timothy Tait, a UC Irvine theoretical particle physicist.

The Washington Post, Aug. 16, 2016
Scientists tell the world: ‘Chemtrails’ are not real
“We wanted to establish a scientific record on the topic of secret atmospheric spraying programs for the benefit of those in the public who haven’t made up their minds,” said Steven Davis, and Earth system scientist at the University of California, Irvine. “The experts we surveyed resoundingly rejected contrail photographs and test results as evidence of a large-scale atmospheric conspiracy.”

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