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One of John Paul Stevens’s last big ideas: repealing the 2nd Amendment | Vox

Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor and author of Gunfight, previously argued on Twitter that the primary hurdle with guns is a political battle rather than a legal one: Even before the Supreme Court’s Heller decision, gun control struggled — because organizations like the NRA made it very difficult, politically, to get anything done. That’s the real hurdle, Winkler claimed, more than how the courts interpret the Second Amendment.

The facts you really need to know about climate change | Vogue

The report, published in May by Australian think-tank Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, put forward a worst-case scenario for 2050 where there would be a “high likelihood of human civilization coming to an end.” However, the report’s authors did not state how likely such a scenario would be. “It's important to understand that this report is not a scientific product,” says [UCLA’s Katharine] Reich. “What the authors are offering is a scenario of the future that makes certain assumptions about what might happen — it’s not a prediction about what will happen,” she continues.

Free sunscreen: 50 kiosks offering free sun protection along Santa Monica, Malibu coast | KABC-TV

At the Santa Monica Pier, dermatologist Dr. Emily Newsom explained why UCLA Health, Brightguard, IMPACT Melanoma, along with the cities of Santa Monica and Malibu have set up fifty kiosks offering free sunscreen.… “We know that we’re having an epidemic of skin cancer, so it’s really important to fight that,” Newsom said. “Moms and dads will put the sunscreen all over the kids but they’ll forget to put it on themselves.”

Eye tracking reveals early communication problem in autistic children | Spectrum

For example, Connie Kasari’s work has shown that teaching joint attention can improve language and cognition in toddlers and preschoolers, but interventions for babies are scarce, she says. “Joint attention should be a target for intervention for prediagnostic infants,” says Kasari, professor of human development and psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Maybe targeting these early behaviors is the way to go.”

An epidemic of disbelief | The Atlantic

The Case Western research also showed that the great majority of rapists are generalists, or “one-man crime waves.” “They will steal your car, they will steal your watch, and they will steal sex, so to speak, if they can get away with it,” says Neil Malamuth, a psychologist at UCLA. “They are antisocial folks who will commit all sorts of antisocial behavior, including but not limited to sexual aggression.”

 ‘Killer heat’ days to surge without climate action: report | Bloomberg

“What people don’t realize is there are more deaths from heat than any of the other manifestations of climate change,” Jonathan Fielding, a professor of public health at the University of California, Los Angeles, and former director of the city’s public health department, said in an interview.

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture | KCRW-FM

The aviation industry provided middle-class jobs throughout the region, including Northrop Corporation in Hawthorne, North American Aviation (and then later Rockwell) in Downey, Douglas Aircraft Company in Santa Monica and Long Beach, Lockheed Corporation in Burbank, and Hughes Aircraft in Playa Vista. Astronauts and aeronautical engineers studied and worked at Caltech and UCLA.

Researchers toughen glass using nanoparticles | Phys.org

“The chemical bonds that hold glass and ceramics together are pretty rigid, while the bonds in metals allow some flexibility,” said Xiaochun Li, the Raytheon Professor of Manufacturing at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, and the study’s principal investigator. “In glass and ceramics, when the impact is strong enough, a fracture will propagate quickly through the material in a mostly straight path.”

Doctor finds tick in man’s eye after he feels persistent irritation | Stamford Advocate

For the record, the whole tick-in-eye thing is “very uncommon,” says Vivian Shibayama, OD, an optometrist with UCLA Health. In fact, most cases of ticks in the eye area happen when they latch onto a person’s eyelid, not their eyeball. Even then, it’s rare. (Also: Independent [U.K.])

Aspiring urban planners seek to mitigate gentrification in Pacoima | Phys.org

For Silvia González, studying for a doctorate in urban planning at UCLA is about more than learning how cities and communities can be better designed. It’s about promoting economic and environmental justice and housing equity, causes she is personally connected to…. “The decision to address displacement before it happens came from the community. The community is interested in taking advantage of the housing options that are already there and building on that.” (UCLA’s Vinit Mukhija and Jessica Bremner also mentioned.)