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Southern California Public Radio, June 7, 2016
Will Latino get-out-the-vote efforts pay off in the primary?
“Latino and Asian American advocacy groups have been investing lots of resources in registering voters,” said Louis DeSipio, a political scientist at University of California, Irvine. “And they have taken advantage of the fact that California is so late in the cycle this year. We have been talking about this election for six months now really … throughout all that time, there has been talk in California about turning people out.”

Quanta Magazine, June 7, 2016
Evidence of a ‘Fifth Force’ faces scrutiny
That changed in April with a much-discussed paper by Jonathan Feng, a theoretical particle physicist at the University of California, Irvine, and colleagues. After spending months translating the nuclear physics finding into the language of particle physics and ensuring that no particle physics experiments contradicted it, the Irvine team determined that the beryllium-8 anomaly is “beautifully” explained by the presence of a previously unknown “vector boson” − a type of particle that would wield a little-felt fifth force of nature.

Money, June 7, 2016
Would Sheryl Sandberg succeed if she dressed like Mark Zuckerberg?
A recent study from sociologists at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Irvine found that while more attractive people have a higher income, women’s attractiveness premium was entirely due to grooming, while men’s was only half. In other words, it’s less about how women look naturally, and more about how unnatural they make themselves look.

HealthDay, June 8, 2016
Electroacupuncture helped ease carpal tunnel in study
“This is a chronic condition, frequently made worse by continuing job-related injury,” said Dr. John Longhurst, a professor of medicine with the University of California, Irvine. … “Surgery is the final option used after conservative medical treatment is insufficient,” he said, but the condition can recur.

The New York Times, June 8, 2016
Gene editing to alter whole species gets limited backing
Anthony James, a mosquito researcher at the University of California, Irvine, who published a paper last year demonstrating how a gene drive might prevent mosquitoes from transmitting malaria, called the panel’s report “reasonable.”

Previously “In the News”