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Fox News, Aug. 24, 2015
Fox 2 News Mid-Day
Some egghead scientists over at the University of California, Irvine claim they can take a hard cooked egg and return it to its liquidly, unboiled state. … So understanding how these egg proteins get bent out of shape during boiling and then reversing the process can help researchers straighten up other, more pressing proteins.

The New York Times, Aug. 24, 2015
Jet lag ‘cures’ aplenty, but none that work for all
One hope for treatment lies in creating a “personalized” plan, based on an individual’s genetic blueprint, said Paolo Sassone-Corsi, a scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who studies internal “body clocks,” or circadian rhythms – the 24-hour cycle of light and dark that help regulate when people wake up, sleep and eat, among other things.

Southern California Public Radio, Aug. 25, 2015
As rents spike, hard-to-get housing vouchers become hard-to-use
One reason it’s so hard to get a voucher is that unlike food stamps and social security, which have faced their own funding issues, housing assistance has never been politically popular, said UC Irvine Law Professor Bob Solomon. “Housing is not an entitlement,” he said. But he said that’s a mistake – that housing should be the first entitlement.

San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 24, 2015
Food industry needs to step up on responsible groundwater use
Jay Famiglietti is a professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine. … UC Irvine research shows that more than half of the world’s major aquifers are past sustainability tipping points. In more than one-third of the world’s 37 largest aquifers, among them the Central Valley, water withdrawals are outpacing replenishment.

The Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 24, 2015
The big melt: Why 2015 could be another low-ice year in the Arctic
In July, NASA announced it had discovered Greenland’s glaciers are sunk much deeper below sea level than previously measured, allowing ocean water to “badly undercut the glacier faces”. That process will raise sea levels around the world much faster than currently estimated, according to a team of researchers led by Eric Rignot of the University of California, Irvine, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.