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'Vulture bees' have quit pollen to feed their babies rotting meat — a mystery to scientists

Vulture bees in Costa Rica dining on raw chicken bait.Quinn McFrederick/UCR "Vulture bees" have evolved to eat meat instead of relying on pollen like other bees. Scientists hung raw chicken in Costa Rica and watched vulture bees fill their leg pouches and stomachs with it. They found acid-producing microbes in the bees' guts. Acid helps vultures and hyenas digest carrion. A group of scientists biked around Costa Rica's tropical forests, hanging chunks of raw chicken from the trees, in...
Tags: Meat, Science, News, Trends, Gut Bacteria, Bees, Kenya, Costa Rica, Honey, French Guiana, UCR, University of California Riverside UCR, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Quinn McFrederick, Jessica Maccaro, Maccaro

Advancing studies in evolution and ecology with INTEGRA pipettes

INTEGRA Biosciences’ EVOLVE manual pipettes and VOYAGER electronic adjustable tip spacing pipettes are both integral parts of the lab workflows at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), where researchers are investigating the evolution and ecology of a fascinating group of fish that includes a popular aquatic pet, the guppy.
Tags: Health, University of California Riverside UCR, INTEGRA Biosciences

Scientists find fast charging destroys electric vehicle batteries

For time-crunched EV drivers, fast-charging points are a boon to minimizing enforced stoppages. But scientists have found that continually using high-powered, fast-charging points can decrease the life of EV car batteries. Engineers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) say that commercial fast-charging stations subject EV car batteries to high temperatures and resistance which can cause cells to crack, leak, and lose storage capacity. [Read: VW wants its EVs to become part of the p...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, World, Vw, Panasonic, Shift, University of California Riverside UCR

Researchers Detail New CPU Side-Channel Attack Named SpectreRSB

An anonymous reader writes: "Scientists from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have published details last week about a new Spectre-class attack that they call SpectreRSB," reports Bleeping Computer. "Just like all 'Spectre-class' attacks, SpectreRSB takes advantage of the process of speculative execution -- a feature found in all modern CPUs that has the role of improving performance by computing operations in advance and later discarding unneeded data. The difference from previous ...
Tags: Tech, Intel AMD, University of California Riverside UCR

Two new creatures discovered from dawn of animal life

(University of California - Riverside) UCR researchers have discovered two new Ediacaran era fossil animals. Their names honor President Barack Obama and Sir David Attenborough.
Tags: Barack Obama, University of California Riverside UCR

Urban Air Initiative studies show ethanol blends improve air quality

In Washington, ethanol blends reduce toxic tailpipe emissions by up to 50%, significantly improving air quality and protecting public health, according to two new studies. The separate studies were conducted by the North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the University of California Riverside (UCR). The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) commissioned both independent studies to evaluate tailpipe emissions using fuels similar to what consumers can buy at the gas station, instead of laboratory create...
Tags: Washington, Producer News, Urban Air Initiative, North Carolina State University NCSU, University of California Riverside UCR, Urban Air Initiative UAI

Novel transdisciplinary study uncovers microbes that may one day deter major grape disease

Researchers at the University of California-Riverside (UCR) conducted a novel transdisciplinary study to characterize the microbial communities within the vascular system of grapevines and their connections with Pierce's disease, an economically significant disease of the California grape industry. Through the study, the researchers found potentially beneficial microbes that could one day be used as a deterrent to Xylella fastidiosa, the pathogen that causes Pierce's disease.
Tags: Science, California, Pierce, University of California Riverside UCR