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The Conversation, Sept. 9, 2016
How the pain of 9/11 still stays with a generation
Dana Rose Garfin
, research scientist for the department of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: As an applied social psychologist, I study responses to natural and human-caused adversities that impact large segments of the population – also called “collective trauma.” My research group at the University of California, Irvine has found that such exposures have compounding effects over the course of one’s lifespan.

Science Friday, Aug. 23, 2016
The axolotl: A cut above the rest
The axolotl is a Mexican salamander with an incredible ability: Cut its leg off, and the limb will grow right back! How it does this and why humans can’t is still a bit of a mystery. Researchers like Susan Bryant of UC Irvine are studying these amphibians to understand the underlying mechanisms for their miraculous regenerative powers.

Bloomberg, Sept. 12, 2016
Don’t leave your kids near judgmental strangers
Only in the past decade or so has “no child left alone” become the social and legal norm in the U.S. A doctoral student in cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine, [Ashley] Thomas is the lead author of a recently published study designed to understand what’s going on.

The New York Times, Sept. 9, 2016
Despite North Carolina vote changes, groups may go to court
“Offering some but not the most generous (options) of early voting might stop some people from voting, but it just might shift that voting to different days,” Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine, said this week. “The turnout question is a very difficult one.”

PBS Newshour, Sept. 9, 2016
Column: Why a $15 minimum wage should scare us
An extensive survey of decades of minimum-wage research, published by William Wascher of the Federal Reserve Board and David Neumark of the University of California, Irvine, in the 2008 book Minimum Wages, generally found a 1 percent or 2 percent reduction for teenage or very low-skill employment for each 10 percent minimum-wage increase.

Tumble, Sept. 12, 2016
The charge of the everlasting battery with Mya Le Thai
Why do batteries − even rechargeable ones − die? What if there was a battery that lasted forever? Mya Le Thai, a student at the University of California, Irvine invented a battery that never dies. It lasts 100 times longer than the typical phone battery. Find out what goes on inside a battery, and how Mya came to her eureka moment.

Previously “In the News”