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Southern California Public Radio, June 21, 2016
Electric ride
Enter researchers from the University of California, Irvine. They wondered: How effective are electric cars at storing, and sharing, renewable energy for the grid? … So the researchers created a computer simulation of California’s electrical grid to learn more.  They compared plugged-in electric car fleets to conventional big-battery storage.

Bloomberg, June 21, 2016
The lonely aftermath of China’s one child policy
“This rapid increase in single-person households represents a fundamental shift at the very bottom of the Chinese social structure,” said Wang Feng, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine. “Households, often with many members co-residing, have long been the most basic units to organize production and consumption, to socialize individuals, and to maintain networks of political power and social support.”

CNN, June 21, 2016
Could lack of money be Trump’s downfall?
Richard L. Hasen, a Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science at UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: 2016 was supposed to be the presidential election where big money didn’t matter. … But now comes the news of Trump’s embarrassingly paltry fundraising numbers for May, in which he has less cash on hand than many congressional and local candidates, and only one-fortieth of Hillary Clinton’s cash on hand.

Fusion, June 21, 2016
Women who groom more earn more – so where are the tax breaks for makeup?
Recently, a controversial study from researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Irvine confirmed this hypothesis when it revealed that women who wear makeup at work and groom more thoroughly also tend to make more money.

Southern California Public Radio, June 22, 2016
Immigrant parents of US citizens anxiously await Supreme Court ruling
“Even with a driver’s license and a clean record, an unauthorized immigrant in California could still be deported, and this happens on a regular basis,” said Louis DeSipio, a political scientist at University of California, Irvine. “So the fear remains.” DeSipio also points out that anything can happen after the November presidential election. A new administration could change previous immigration policies − even upending a plan like DAPA.

TIME, June 21, 2016
TIME interviews Jeffery Wasserstrom, Chinese history professor at UC Irvine.

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