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Iconic Joshua trees are facing extinction

The national park would retain just 0.02 percent of its tree habitat if no climate change action is taken.

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How students helped end apartheid

A small gesture of solidarity by students led to a national movement with far-reaching impact.

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Imagining a world without prisons

How activist icon Angela Davis continues to challenge us today.

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A salute to UCLA Freedom Riders and their history-making journey

Sixteen civil rights activists — all UCLA alumni — challenged segregation in the South in 1961 as Freedom Riders.
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In sync and in control?

UCLA social scientists find that marching in unison makes men feel more formidable.