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UC Davis is one of the world’s leading cross-disciplinary research and teaching institutions, located in Davis, California. The most academically comprehensive university on the West Coast, it is renowned for its programs in food and agriculture, the environmental sciences and sustainability, and veterinary medicine. Among its many accomplishments, it has helped develop the wine industry, pioneered new medical treatments and altered the art world. Part of the University of California system, UC Davis has 100+ majors, 10 colleges and professional schools, a health system, and research stations throughout California and beyond.

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When they suck your blood they can leave behind the parasite that causes sleeping sickness. Patrick Robert/Sygma via Getty Images

Bloodthirsty tsetse flies nurse their young, one live birth at a time – understanding this unusual strategy could help fight the disease they spread

This insect's unique reproductive biology could lead to new ways to control the species in the environment – and prevent the deadly sleeping sickness it spreads to people.
Weathering of rocks like these basalt formations in Idaho triggers chemical processes that remove carbon dioxide from the air. Matthew Dillon/Flickr

An effective climate change solution may lie in rocks beneath our feet

To avoid global warming on a catastrophic scale, nations need to reduce emissions and find ways to pull carbon from the air. One promising solution: spreading rock dust on farm fields.
As public figures and some in the media touted hydroxychloroquine, prescriptions skyrocketed. Grace Cary / Moment via Getty Images

When Trump pushed hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of prescriptions followed despite little evidence that it worked

When news reports tout a drug, people get interested, even if the benefits are unproven. Patient hopes, requests and demands can easily turn into real prescriptions in their doctor's office.
Grandparents are eager to spend time with their grandchildren, and many are also eager to travel. There are many things to consider to ensure safety when going to hotels and overnight accommodations. FG Trade/Getty Images

Is it safe to stay in a hotel, cabin or rental home yet?

Taking a trip this summer? You can do a lot to prevent coronavirus exposure, but you cannot take away all risk. It is important to practice caution.
Masks and social distancing can help protect shoppers from the coronavirus, but gloves aren’t recommended. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Here’s how to stay safe while buying groceries amid the coronavirus pandemic

Should I wear a mask and gloves in the grocery story? Sanitize my food? A food virologist takes on the top questions people are asking as they shop for food amid the coronavirus pandemic.
New York City has closed some streets to traffic to give residents more room to roam during the coronavirus pandemic, Queens, May 13, 2020. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

How pandemics have changed American cities – often for the better

For centuries, disease outbreaks have forced cities to transform physically and operationally in ways that ultimately benefited all residents going forward.
Backyard chickens may seem free and happy, but are at increased risk of contracting diseases from wild birds. Bruce Turner/Flickr

Why it’s wrong to blame livestock farms for coronavirus

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
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Your guide to the 2020 census questionnaire

Emily Klancher Merchant, a historian of science and technology at the University of California at Davis, shares some of the most interesting stories behind the 2020 census questionnaire
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Jan. 28 in Wildwood, New Jersey. AP Photo/Mel Evans

Trump supporters have little trust in societal institutions

In a survey, Trump supporters showed the lowest faith in the Supreme Court, the federal government, the media and other pillars of society.
Sonoma County, California hired this herd of sheep from Sweetgrass Grazing to reduce invasive plants and flammable fuels and make room for native plants on protected land. Sonoma Open Space

Young California ranchers are finding new ways to raise livestock and improve the land

A new generation of ranchers is exploring sustainable ways to raise cattle, sheep and goats in California. Some are grazing herds on fire-prone lands, reducing wildfire risks and improving soils.
Sekitar 90% hasil penelitian di jurnal ilmiah memiliki hasil yang positif (membuktikan hipotesis). Bias tersebut telah mendorong banyak peneliti untuk melakukan praktek-praktek yang ‘nakal’ supaya risetnya lebih mudah dipublikasikan. Shutterstock

Tiga hal yang bisa dilakukan komunitas akademik untuk mencegah peneliti ‘nakal’

Iklim penelitian yang kompetitif dan tidak sehat telah mendorong banyak peneliti untuk melakukan kebohongan supaya risetnya banyak dipublikasikan di jurnal. Bagaimana cara mematahkan tren tersebut?
Around 90% of research papers published in journals contain results that prove the hypotheses. This bias has driven scientists to commit unethical practices just to get published easier. Shutterstock

Three things the scientific community can do to filter sketchy research

Indonesia's unhealthy obsession with research output is driving scientists to commit unethical acts to produce research that are more publishable. What can the research community do to stop this?
Baobabs en Madagascar. Shutterstock/Dennis van de Water

Estamos extinguiendo plantas 350 veces más rápido de lo normal

Las especies surgen y desaparecen de forma natural, pero el ser humano ha alterado estos ritmos con consecuencias devastadoras.
Jumlah kelangkaan tumbuhan terus meningkat, seiring dengan pembukaan lahan dan perubahan iklim. Graphic Node/Unsplash

Laju kepunahan tanaman 350 kali lebih cepat akibat kerusakan habitat saat ini

Pembukaan lahan yang dilakukan manusia dan perubahan iklim mendorong angka kepunahan tumbuhan dan mengancam keberagaman flora dan fauna.
George Christensen and Bob Katter seem to be using the science replication crisis to cast doubt on research findings that farmers don’t like. Mick Tsikas/AAP Image

Real problem, wrong solution: why the Nationals shouldn’t politicise the science replication crisis

Across science, only around half of published results can be successfully replicated. But while this is a serious problem, the proposed public audit looks like a political bid to cast doubt on science.

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