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The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 15, 2018
Beer Makers’ Steps to Mitigate Climate Change Might Not Be Enough, Study Shows
“We made the assumption that farmers may be able to adapt to gradual changes, but it may be harder to adapt to more extreme events,” said Steven Davis, the study’s senior author, who studies the environmental impacts of trade at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Science Update, Oct. 3, 2018 (Audio)
Exercise & memory
We’ve all heard that exercise can be good for the brain as well as the body. But for many older adults jogging and cycling may be difficult. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, UC Irvine neurobiologist Michael Yassa and his colleagues report that even light exercise can help.

NPR, Oct. 15, 2018
Opinion: In Search Of Historical Parallels For China’s Rise
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, history professor at University of California, Irvine, writes: History can be helpful in making sense of what the Chinese Communist Party is doing within and beyond the borders of the People’s Republic of China. But when it comes to understanding today’s China, history is an imperfect guide.

Tonic, Oct. 10, 2018
Experts Answered Every Question We’ve Ever Had About Sleep
I asked four sleep experts some questions that get beyond the basics, and dig into what sleep is and what it’s doing for us. Bryce Mander, an assistant professor at UC Irvine in the psychiatry department, James Wyatt, … Colin Epsie, … and Chris Harvey … weighed in on all topics sleep related.

Tech Republic, Oct. 16, 2018
Five steps for getting started in machine learning: Top data scientists share their tips
Ashok Srivastava, chief data officer at Intuit, recommends using these frameworks alongside some of the publicly available datasets, such as ImageNet or MS COCO for image recognition or the more general UC Irvine Machine Learning Repository, which covers a wide range of areas.

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