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NBC News, Oct. 10, 2016
‘Space brain’: Mars explorers may risk neural damage, study finds
The damage might be bad enough to affect memory and, worse, might heighten anxiety, the team at the University of California, Irvine said. It’s the second study the team has done to show that cosmic radiation causes permanent, and likely untreatable, brain damage.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 11, 2016
Cosmic radiation may leave astronauts with long-term cases of ‘space brain,’ study says
The UC Irvine-led study, published in Scientific Reports, adds to a growing body of research on the harmful effects humans may reckon with as they venture out longer and deeper into space, whether on trips to Mars or potentially beyond.

Southern California Public Radio, Oct. 10, 2016
UC Irvine study warns of cosmic rays’ potential for danger
New research posits that exposure to cosmic radiation during space travel may impair brain function and memory, and the effects could last a year or more after space travel ends, said Charles Limoli, lead author of the research paper ….

The Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2016
The GOP exodus from Donald Trump couldn’t have come at a worse time
“It seems very unlikely in most places that a court would order this, not only because ballots have been printed, but ballots have gone out to overseas and military voters,” said Rick Hasen, a law professor and election law expert at the University of California, Irvine.

BBC, Oct. 11, 2016
Should Hispanics instead be called Latinos?
“It was a bureaucratic term,” professor Louis DeSipio, a Latino politics expert at the University of California, Irvine, tells the BBC. … An alternative term, Latino, “emerged more out of popular conversation,” says Professor DeSipio. But he insists this was a debate back in the 1970s and 1980s, and now thinks both terms are “synonymous”.

Bustle, Oct. 11, 2016
What makes someone a psychopath? Jim Fallon’s TED talk looks into the minds of killers
Just ask Jim Fallon − the scientist …. A professor at the University of California, Irvine, he’s been studying neuroscience for more than 35 years, and in 2005, he turned his attention to psychopathy, comparing brain scans of people with and without psychopathic tendencies. … Fallon gave a TED Talk on the information he gathered, and it’s just as fascinating as you’d expect.

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