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Southern California Public Radio, June 27, 2016
When autonomous cars crash, should they save passengers or pedestrians?
Guests: Azim F. Shariff, Ph.D, assistant professor of psychology and social behavior, University of California, Irvine and co-author of the study, “The Social Dilemma of Autonomous Vehicles” ….

CNN Money, June 27, 2016
No way Trump will cause a recession, adviser says
“The [Moody’s] findings are based on flawed assumptions and gross misrepresentations of the Trump policies,” says [Peter] Navarro, an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine and a policy adviser to the Trump campaign. … Here’s how Navarro fires back at Moody’s “hit piece.”

Southern California Public Radio, June 27, 2016
Water polo a big concussion risk, according to UC Irvine survey report
Thirty-six percent of water polo players responding to a UC Irvine survey report getting at least one concussion while playing the sport, with an average of more than two concussions per person. … “A collegiate water polo player can shoot the ball at anywhere from about 35 to 45 miles per hour, and that ball weighs about 480 grams,” [James] Hicks [UC Irvine] explains. “If it hits a person right in the head, it has a significant impact force to it.”

The Washington Post, June 27, 2016
California may have a huge groundwater reserve that nobody knew about
“A lot of the water that they’re talking about may actually be gone, when you think about the Central Valley, right now, where the average depth of the water table is already at 2,500 or 3,000 feet,” said Jay Famiglietti, a water expert with both NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine. Famiglietti did agree about the deeper, saltier water sources, though, and praised the study for “highlighting that brackish groundwaters may eventually be an important water source.”

Associated Press, June 27, 2016
Supreme Court to rule on use of race in redistricting
Five of the eight current justices appear sympathetic to such claims brought by minority voters, based on a 2015 ruling in an Alabama case, according to election-law expert Rick Hasen at the University of California, Irvine.

CNN, June 27, 2016
A new era for abortion rights?
Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine [writes]: The Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt sends a clear message: State laws adopted to restrict access to abortion are unconstitutional.

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