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The Washington Post, Feb. 21, 2018
Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides
“[T]he ‘persistence’ of the above average temperatures is quite striking,” tweeted Zack Labe, a Ph.D. candidate in climate science at the University of California at Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Hill, Feb. 20, 2018
Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map
“Because this was a case decided under the state constitution by the state Supreme Court, the usual path for review of this case by the U.S. Supreme Court is limited,” Rick Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, wrote in a blog post Monday.

Inc., Feb. 21, 2018
Want to Live Longer? A Neuroscientist Says These Surprising Daily Habits Make It Much More Likely
The research was led by Dr. Claudia Kawas of the University of California, Irvine, where she’s the Nichols chair in clinical neuroscience and a professor of neurobiology & behavior and neurology. For the last 15 years, Kawas and her team have been examining the health and habits of 1,700 people over the age of 90, to determine what makes it more likely that people will live to that age.

Michigan Radio, Feb. 20, 2018
Study: Low income, rural areas most vulnerable to drinking water violations
Low-income, rural areas are the most vulnerable to drinking water quality violations that could affect people’s health, according to a new nationwide study. Maura Allaire is the lead author of the study, and an assistant professor of urban policy and public planning at the University of California-Irvine. She says the Flint water crisis inspired her to do this work.

Gadgets Now, Feb. 22, 2018
Social media use may affect teens’ real life relationships: study
According to researchers at University of California, Irvine in the US, a new digital divide appears to be emerging over the types of experiences teens have online. In the research published in the journal Nature, Professor Candice Odgers analysed data from various existing studies.” The evidence so far suggests that smartphones may serve as mirrors reflecting problems teens already have,” Odgers said.

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