Imperial Valley News
Los Angeles, California - Americans are living longer but in poorer health, according to a new study.
Davis, California - The UC Davis Poverty Research and Poverty Summit will bring together researchers, policymakers and people who work on the front lines of poverty to discuss ways forward in a state with the highest poverty rate in the nation. Twenty-three percent of Californians lived in poverty in 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s supplemental poverty measure.
Davis, California - Normally, people consider scorpions to be dangerous because of their venomous sting, but an international group of researchers recently discovered that a particular family of toxins, the calcins, found in some venom, might also have a unique beneficial function.
Stanford, California - Scientists have made huge strides in understanding the physical and biological dimensions of climate change, from deciphering why climate has changed in the past to predicting how it might change in the future.
Stanford and Wikimedia researchers create a tool to boost article creation in local language Wikipedias
Stanford, California - Every day, people around the globe visit one of the roughly 300 language editions of Wikipedia, searching through millions of articles written by tens of thousands of volunteer editors who build and maintain this free encyclopedia.
Stanford, California - Human psychology influences the decisions we make every day, including unwise ones. Our psychological profile can make us reluctant to pay for services that benefit everyone, including those who don’t contribute. It makes us focus on achieving short-term gains and avoiding short-term losses. And, most importantly, it prompts us to engage in rationalization and denial rather than tackle difficult challenges.