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CBS News, July 21, 2016
Ringing in your ears? You could have this treatable condition
“The vast majority of patients with tinnitus will not have a medical health-related complication from tinnitus,” Dr. Harrison Lin, assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center, told CBS News. … “For those with bothersome and intolerable tinnitus, a particular form of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, has been shown to improve tolerance to tinnitus and diminish the negative impact of tinnitus symptoms,” Lin said.

Business Insider, July 21, 2016
The Amazon rainforest might catch fire this summer – here’s why that could be more bad news for the Rio Olympics
“When trees have less moisture to draw upon at the beginning of the dry season, they become more vulnerable to fire and evaporate less water into the atmosphere,” Jim Randerson, one of the UC Irvine scientist who built the Amazon fire forecast model, said in a statement. “This puts millions of trees under stress and lowers humidity across the region, allowing fires to grow bigger than they normally would.”

Cultural Anthropology, July 21, 2016
Seeing through the static: A conversation in images with Eleana J. Kim
The May 2016 issue of Cultural Anthropology included the research article Toward an Anthropology of Landmines: Rogue Infrastructure and Military Waste in the Korean DMZ, by Eleana J. Kim, who is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. In what follows, contributing editor Julien Cossette draws on a series of supplemental images to structure a conversation with Professor Kim about the visual politics of the Korean DMZ.

NPR, July 21, 2016
Managing your news intake in the age of endless phone notifications
Roxane Cohen Silver, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, researched stress after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. People felt “ruminations, nightmares, feelings of anxiety, repetition of images that one might have seen,” she says. “With increasing exposure to television after the [attacks], we saw ongoing physical and psychological symptoms over the next 2 to 3 years.”

The Conversation, July 21, 2016
Apple is taking its first steps towards a more comprehensive post-PC world
Michael Cowling, visiting project scientist in informatics, University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Swift Playgrounds is the new programming tool, introduced by Apple in June. … What makes Swift Playgrounds interesting is that it provides a first-party computer programming platform that can be run entirely on an iPad, no computer required.


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