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Daily Mail, Nov. 29, 2016
Women’s health at risk as researchers fail to consider differences in male and female brains over sexism fears
Professor Larry Cahill, a neurobiologist from University of California, Irvine, said: “The assumption has been that, once you get outside of reproductive functions, what you find in males and females is fundamentally the same and therefore there is no reason to study both sexes − and beyond that it is not good to study females as they have pesky circulating hormones. The last 15 to 20 years has overwhelmingly proven that assumption is false, false, false.”

Reuters, Nov. 29, 2016
Commentary: The high price of Turkey’s ‘witch-burning’ crackdown
David Kaye, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: These are just a few of an estimated 155 writers, editors and media executives in prison in Turkey today, most awaiting trials for apparently doing nothing more than practicing their profession.

The Atlantic, Nov. 26, 2016
Preventing mental illness with a stress vaccine
For all its potential harm, stress is not all bad. “Stress as stress is functional,” says Sarah Pressman, an associate professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine. “You don’t want to feel calm and happy when a tiger jumps at you. You have to activate the right systems to make you run away [from danger].”

Southern California Public Radio, Nov. 28, 2016
Donald Trump’s California voter fraud claims, debunked
Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Chicano Studies at UC Irvine, says the motivation behind this assertion may be rooted in pride. “I think his ego is bruised by the fact that he lost the popular vote,” DeSipio said. “Picking on immigrants and asserting that they’re massively violating the U.S. law, I think, echoes the rhetoric of his campaign when he demonized immigrants for all kinds of things. Now, he’s demonizing them for his losing the [popular vote].”

Miami Herald, Nov. 23, 2016
Did 3 million undocumented immigrants vote in presidential election?
Richard Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine, called Phillips’ claim “fake news.” “There is no credible evidence I have seen to show large numbers of noncitizens voting in U.S. elections anywhere,” Hasen said. “The idea that 3 million noncitizens could have illegally voted in our elections without being detected is obscenely ludicrous.”

WNPR, Nov. 29, 2016
The philosophy and psychology of a-holery
Guests: … Aaron James − Author of Assholes: A Theory and Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump; professor and chair of the philosophy department at the University of California, Irvine.

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