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CNN, Jan. 30, 2019
Trump’s two justices mean Supreme Court could essentially flip abortion access ruling from 2016
Justices can say a lot about how they will address future efforts by states to limit abortions in how they handle the Louisiana case, even if they don’t bring up Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey opinions, said Leah Litman, a professor at University of California, Irvine School of Law. A “decision leaving the Louisiana regulation on the books is the latest symbol of how Roe and Casey can be gutted without the Supreme Court ever having to explicitly overturn Roe or Casey,” she wrote in a post for the Takecareblog.

Inc., Jan. 30, 2019
Interruptions Steal a Ton of Your Time. Here Are 3 Ways to Get Those Hours Back
The modern worker lives in what is almost a constant state of being interrupted. According to researchers at UC Irvine, workers are interrupted every 11 minutes–and only resume their interrupted tasks after 25 minutes. By this math, even our interruptions are interrupted, amounting to more than 2.5 hours per day loss to interruptions.

MedicalXpress, Jan. 29, 2019
New study analyzes cost effectiveness of smoked cannabis to treat chronic neuropathic pain
“With the opioid crisis continuing unabated, it is essential to understand whether cannabis might offer a safe, effective, and economically sound approach to pain management. This article offers new data that will help evaluate this possibility,” says [Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research] Editor-in-Chief Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D., PharmD, University of California-Irvine, School of Medicine.

The Week, Jan. 30, 2019
Ancient landscapes revealed as Arctic glaciers melt
Earlier this month, a report from researchers at the University of California Irvine found ice in Antarctica is melting six times faster than it did 40 years ago. The melting has caused global sea levels to rise more than half an inch since 1979, the study found.

Orange Coast Magazine, Jan. 17, 2019
UC Irvine Sophomore Keeps Magic Alive as President of Anteater Quidditch
UC Irvine sophomore Kobe Kendall keeps the magic alive as president of Anteater Quidditch, based on the fictional sport in the “Harry Potter” series. … “The sport is competitive, but people call Anteaters the “Sweethearts of the West.” There’s a mentality that I love: Be fair and nice to everyone.”

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