The Huffington Post, Sept. 22, 2016
Words of wisdom for this year’s college freshmen
“At the beginning of every year I always tell students to remember the Three Ps: Prepare, Pace, and Protect. Prepare like you never have before …. But: pace yourself … to help you manage and prioritize. …. Finally, Protect: take care of yourself and those around you. … If you care for yourself, you’ll be in a better position to care for others when you have a friend in need.” − Bill Maurer, dean, UC Irvine School of Social Sciences.
The Washington Post, Sept. 22, 2016
The Earth is soaking up less carbon than we thought – which could make it warm up even faster
“We all know that the radiocarbon dating … is a highly accurate tool to trace basically the carbon dynamics in the soil,” said Yujie He, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Irvine and the new study’s lead author. … In this case, though, the researchers used it to help figure out the age of stored carbon in soil samples from all over the world.
The Guardian, Sept. 22, 2016
Soil carbon storage not the climate change fix it was thought, research finds
“A substantial amount of the greenhouse gas that we thought was being taken up and stored in the soil is actually going to stay in the atmosphere,” said study co-author Steven Allison, UCI associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and Earth system science.
The New York Times, Sept. 23, 2016
New laws and rulings could cause Election Day confusion
The new rules and the rapidly shifting landscape have already caused confusion, and some experts fear problems on Nov. 8. “You would think that by 2016 we would have gotten our act together, but in fact it seems things are as litigious and confusing as ever,” said Rick Hasen, an expert on election law and professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.
Travel + Leisure, Sept. 23, 2016
Sharing vacation photos will make you happier
According to a study out of the University of California, Irvine, taking certain types of photos made people happier. … Basically, the study concluded, any photo taken with the goal of producing happiness will have a positive effect on the photographer. Same goes for any photo that aims to bring together the photographer and audience.
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