Daily Mail, Dec. 9, 2015
Playing 3D video games can improve your memory: Tests show they can improve your recall by 12 per cent in two weeks
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine found that playing three-dimensional video games helps people perform better at memory tests. … Professor Craig Stark and Dane Clemenson of UCI’s Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory asked college students who were non-gamers to spend half an hour every day for two weeks playing video games.
CNBC, Dec. 10, 2015
China’s war machine ramps up: Peter Navarro
Peter Navarro, University of California, Irvine business professor and Crouching Tiger author explains what a rising China defense could mean for a preoccupied U.S.
Bloomberg Business, Dec. 9, 2015
Uber drivers’ lawsuit over pay just got much costlier
“A lot rides on this case,” Catherine Fisk, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, said before the ruling was issued. “Uber’s business model rests on outsourcing to its employees the fixed costs of running a huge fleet of cars for hire.” While reimbursing any individual driver for her expenses is small, “in the aggregate it appears to be a substantial amount of money,” she said.
Orange County Register, Dec. 10, 2015
Mass shootings demand commonsense laws
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law [writes]: How many more tragedies with senseless deaths will it take before the country adopts sensible gun laws? The shooting in San Bernardino is just the latest, following so many others. Disturbed people with an arsenal of weapons kill a large number of people in minutes. Guns are too available in society, and these horrific events show the need for immediate legislative action.
CNET, Dec. 9, 2015
Santa qualifies as a superhero, says physics professor
Michael Dennin, a physics and astronomy professor from the University of California, Irvine, thought this might be an appropriate time of year to wonder whether Santa was as super as Wonder Woman. He considered the question for many months and, as all fine academics do, looked at it from more than one perspective.
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