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Bloomberg Businessweek, May 2, 2018
The Consumer Price Index May Be Getting Inflation Wrong
The new yardstick is the latest in a long line of attempts to measure inflation better, among them the Billion Prices Project at MIT and Harvard and Adobe Systems Inc.’s Digital Price Index. The economists behind it are … Edward Coulson of the Merage School of Business at the University of California at Irvine.

The Maritime Executive, April 30, 2018
U.S. and UK to Study Antarctic Glacier’s Risk of Collapse
“A large sector of the West Antarctic ice sheet has gone into irreversible retreat,” said glaciologist Eric Rignot of the University of California at Irvine, speaking to the New Scientist in 2014. “The only thing that would stop it is a mountain where glaciers would have to climb uphill. We are fairly confident there’s no such hill or mountain.”

Rolling Stone, May 2, 2018
Opioids and Pot: Inside the Fight for Real Research
In February, researchers at the RAND Corporation and University of California Irvine confirmed similar, past findings, discovering a roughly 20 percent drop in opioid deaths after states legalized medical marijuana, but the effect disappears after 2010.

Deseret News, May 2, 2018
Op-ed: Young scientists make strides despite threats of deportation
Evelyn Valdez-Ward is one of these talented dreamers. Evelyn is a Latina scientist pursuing a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California Irvine. … Despite the obstacles she faces being undocumented, Evelyn works with a team of researchers studying how climate change impacts plants and soil microbes, the building blocks of plant productivity and restoring our agriculture.

Daily Mail, May 2, 2018
Secret to intelligence? New link between brain cell size and IQ may help scientists find a way to enhance human intellect
‘What they did here is extraordinary neuroscience,’ says Richard Haier at the University of California, Irvine. It’s the beginning of being able to study intelligence neuron by neuron, and circuit by circuit.

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