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Widespread droughts affect southern California water sources six times a century

University of Arizona

Severe droughts happened simultaneously in the regions that supply water to Southern California almost six times per century on average since 1500, according to new University of Arizona-led research.

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13-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST

Many in LA jails could be diverted into mental health treatment

RAND Corporation

More than 3,300 people in the mental health population of the Los Angeles County jail are appropriate candidates for diversion into programs where they would receive community-based clinical services rather than incarceration, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Channels: Addiction, Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Poverty, Psychology and Psychiatry, Public Health, Local - California, Local - LA Metro,

8-Jan-2020 12:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Finding Meaning in ‘Rick and Morty,’ One Burp at a Time
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    5-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST

Finding Meaning in ‘Rick and Morty,’ One Burp at a Time

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

One of the first things viewers of “Rick and Morty” might notice about Rick is his penchant for punctuating his speech with burps. Brooke Kidner has analyzed the frequency and acoustics of belching while speaking, and by zeroing in on the specific pitches and sound qualities of a midspeech burp, aims to find what latent linguistic meaning might be found in the little-studied gastrointestinal grumbles. Kidner will present her findings at the 178th ASA Meeting.

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2-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST
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3 Reasons to Celebrate the CSU

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​​​​​​​With 23 campuses serving more than 482,000 students across the state, the California State University has the power to transform lives with higher education. And the 3.8 million alumni who are driving the world's fifth largest economy are a testament to that. Read on for more reasons to celebrate the CSU.

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4-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST
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Characterizing Whale Vocalization Can Help Map Migration

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Killer whale pods each have their own set of calls they use to communicate, sometimes referred to as the pod’s “dialect.” By characterizing a pod’s calls, researchers can track its seasonal movements, gaining a better understanding of the whales’ lives. Jessica Sportelli at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography studies a pod of relatively unknown killer whales in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada and she will describe their repertoire of calls at the 178th ASA Meeting.

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27-Nov-2019 9:50 AM EST

Nine UCI researchers named AAAS fellows

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 26, 2019 — Nine University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from neurodevelopment and chemical synthesis to labor economics and library sciences have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. A total of 443 AAAS members are being honored this year for their efforts to further science or its applications.

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26-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST
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Newswise: 52 UC San Diego Researchers Are Most Highly Cited in Their Fields

52 UC San Diego Researchers Are Most Highly Cited in Their Fields

University of California San Diego

Fifty-two faculty members and researchers at the University of California San Diego are among the world’s most influential in their fields, according to Web of Science Group's 2019 listing.

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25-Nov-2019 12:25 PM EST
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