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Gizmodo, May 9, 2018
Physicists Measure Precise Value of Proton’s ‘Weak Charge’ for the First Time
It’s like you’re exploring the cave and you find a wall where you thought there might be a tunnel. For example, “for a very popular type of dark matter model, there is a ‘dark photon’ that can mediate the interaction between the dark matter and Standard Model particles,” Mu-Chun Chen, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, told Gizmodo.

Nature, May 9, 2018
How science will suffer as US pulls out of Iran nuclear deal
“We were all full of enthusiasm when the agreement was signed, but unfortunately things went in the opposite direction,” says Soroosh Sorooshian, an Iranian–American hydrologist at the University of California, Irvine. He was one of hundreds of scientists who participated in the NASEM workshops. “God knows what happens next.”

MyNewsLA, May 9, 2018
UCI Study Shows Some Workers Prescribed Opioids Can Take Longer to Recover
David Neumark, an economics professor at UCI [said], “Everyone knows opioids have some ill effects, such as suicides, deaths and overdoses, but presumably one would hope there’s some benefits from these things,” Neumark said. “But, on average, we’re not finding medical benefits in the workers’ compensation system regarding a return to work.”

Markets Insider, May 10, 2018
Google has announced it’s taking major steps to curb ‘tech addiction’ — here’s the reality
Candice L. Odgers, a professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California Irvine, specializes in studying new technologies and adolescent development. … “The digital world hasn’t created a new species of children. Many of the things that attract them to things about social media are the same things that attract them to other activities,” Odgers said. “There are a lot of good things that are happening with social media use today and there’s been a really negative narrative about it.”

Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2018
Datebook: Poignant paintings at the Autry, poignant collage and the vintage photographs of a pot botanist
“It Passes Like a Thought,” at the Beall Center for Art + Technology. Seven contemporary artists engage with the human obsession with birds …. Artists such as Victoria Vesna and Susan Silton explore birdsong, while Lynn Aldrich and Juan Fontanive look at flight. … Through May 26. 712 Arts Plaza, UC Irvine, Irvine, beallcenter.uci.edu. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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