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Will storms help the dismal state of our snowpack?  | Los Angeles Times

“Historically El Niño winters weren’t that much warmer than other winters in California, but now they are. That’s climate change,” UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain said in a webinar. (Swain was also quoted by Reuters.)

Hamas isn’t the first to use anticolonialism to mask authoritarianism | Time

(Commentary by UCLA’s Tamar Hofnung) As the Israel-Hamas War drags on into its fourth month, many on the left in the U.S. and Europe have inveighed against the Israeli military offensive. That position in some cases overlaps with acceptance of Hamas’ framing of its campaign of violence as an anticolonial liberation struggle waged against what Hamas itself calls the “racist, anti-human and colonial Zionist project.” Accepting this claim enables champions of the Palestinian cause and opponents of Israel, who otherwise would have abhorred Hamas’s violent tactics and tyrannical rule of the Gazan people, to turn a blind eye.

23andMe data breach turns into lawsuit | LAist 89.3-FM’s ‘AirTalk’

“I’m deeply disturbed by the specific targeting of particular demographic groups that are … featured as part of this breach. When we spoke about this initially well over a month ago ... we thought it was sort of an indiscriminate data breach. We didn’t realize that there are these specific targets that are associated with such,” said UCLA’s Ramesh Srinivasan (approx. 7:30 mark).

Microscopic bowls uncover the secrets of protein secretions | The Scientist

One of the most common methods for measuring cell secretions is the enzyme-linked immunosorbent spot (ELISpot) assay, an enzyme-based approach developed 25 years ago.3 This approach does not allow researchers to subsequently isolate the cells and analyze them further, according to Dino Di Carlo, a bioengineer at the University of California, Los Angeles and author of the paper. 

No pain, no gain? Your body would like a word. | New York Times

While expert athletes are accustomed to the feeling of intense exercise, everyday athletes often prefer to distract themselves from their burning lungs and quads, said Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. But she advises a different approach: Stop, Take a breath, Observe and Proceed (or STOP).

Trump’s presidential push renews fears for U.S. science | Nature

For Blake Emerson, an administrative-law researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, the cumulative threat from the courts and a future Trump administration is almost overwhelming. “If all of these efforts are successful,” he says, “you won’t have a real place for independent professional and scientific judgement in the government.”

Why are certain films so enduring? | KCRW 89.9-FM’s ‘Press Play’

So what is it about certain films that make them enduring? That’s the question behind a six-part Turner Classic Movies docu-series called The Power of Film, based on the book of the same name by Howard Suber … Suber is a legend in the media world who’s taught at the UCLA School of Film and Television for more than 50 years. He helped found the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Producer’s Program.

Transgender people in Florida face driver’s license revocation | Newsweek

At least 94,900 adults identify as transgender in Florida, while 16,200 people aged between 13 and 17 identify as transgender in the state, according to a 2022 report published by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.