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2017 is the second hottest year on record: Why we need...

On Thursday, Jan. 18, NASA released an analysis of last year’s global temperature, claiming it to be the second warmest year since 1880. While...

UCR researchers help discover new exoplanet

On Nov. 15, researchers at Australia's University of Southern Queensland and UC Riverside published their finding of a newly discovered exoplanet. Funded by NASA,...

UCR professor recognized as 2015 Geochemical Fellow

Distinguished biogeochemistry professor Timothy Lyons has been honored as a 2015 Geochemical Fellow by the Geochemical Society (GS) and the European Association of Geochemistry...

SpaceShipTwo’s crash is not the end of commercial spaceflight

American culture is obsessive in its seemingly singular desire to possess what it doesn’t already own. While immensely problematic at times (see: Manifest Destiny),...

The revival of NASA and the United States’ thirst for discovery

In the spring of 2013, Congress cut the United States’ federal budget by about $1.2 trillion by implementing a “budget sequester.” The sequester butchered...

Space exploration: Why the U.S. needs it now more than ever

Much to the dismay of the 34,435 supporters that signed an online petition for the U.S. to build a Death Star, the White House...