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How the census overlooks the LGBTQ community

The census is finally counting same-sex couples — but it's missing everyone else.

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Autistic people want to socialize — they just may show it differently

Research on social signals in autism suggests new ways to meet their needs.

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Deciphering dementia’s gender gap

UC Irvine researchers win grant to explore why Alzheimer’s affects more women.

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How California's sea stars are evolving past a devastating pandemic

Sea star wasting disease provides a rare opportunity to watch a species bounce back from near-total collapse.

Republicans and Democrats agree on climate change — they just don't realize it

The key to fixing climate change isn't convincing people it's real: it's getting them to choose policy over party.

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Could vitamin D lower your risk for breast cancer?

A new study suggests that those with higher levels of the vitamin had one-fifth the risk.

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The tale of the tape

Wingspan may be the secret to success for athletes in the NBA and mixed martial arts.

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Electric scooters on collision course with pedestrians and lawmakers

The sometimes hazardous form of transportation could end up making cities safer for everybody.

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Nature is proving to be awesome medicine for PTSD

The awe we feel in nature can dramatically reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Climate change is making it harder for couples to conceive

Research finds warming temperatures have a negative effect on fertility, birth rates.

University Of California claims more than 117,000 students received DACA renewals

The renewals come after a UC lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security in Sept. 2017.

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How ride-hailing could improve public transportation instead of undercutting it

With the right rules, ride-sharing apps could enhance public transit.

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How private prison companies are influencing immigration policy

Increased support for punitive immigration legislation is found where ICE detention facilities are privately run.

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CRISPR reduces autism symptoms in mice

Exaggerated repetitive behavior characteristic of autism was lessened after a receptor was edited.

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How to find truth in today’s partisan world

The Ethics Bowl teaches you not to win or lose a debate, but something more important: how to think.

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UC keeps Los Alamos National Laboratory on cutting edge of science and research

The university is proud to continue its stewardship of one of the world's premier scientific institutions.

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How Shavone Charles created her dream job in tech

The first-generation UC Merced grad now leads Global Music and Youth Culture Communications for Instagram.

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Family travels 7,500 miles to save son’s life with treatment developed at UCLA

Stem cell gene therapy cures baby with life-threatening immune disorder.

Awards pour in for the ‘pope of foam’

Brewing legend Charlie Bamforth has been honored this year with three prestigious global awards in his field.