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The fight over fuel economy rules gets messy | Wired

Legal experts say the administration may have a tough road ahead without help from Congress. “The statute is very clear: It says EPA shall grant the waiver,” Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, has told Wired. However, federal judges at a hearing in Washington, DC, earlier this month signaled they would be willing to consider the merits of the administration’s arguments.

Mathematicians are so close to cracking this 82-year-old riddle | Popular Mechanics

Terence Tao is one of the greatest mathematicians of our time. At age 21, he got his Ph.D. at Princeton. At 24, he became the youngest math professor at UCLA ⁠— ever. And in 2006 he won the Fields Medal, known as the Nobel Prize of math, at the age of 31…. In essence, Tao’s results says that any counterexamples to the Collatz Conjecture are going to be incredibly rare. There’s a deep meaning to how rare we’re talking here, but it’s still very different from nonexistent.

Cornell’s medical school offers full rides in battle over student debt | New York Times

In 2017, Columbia University’s medical school announced a new endowment it said would eliminate the need for student loans for its future medical students; the neediest would also have living expenses covered. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers full rides to about 20 percent of its entering classes, though the awards are based on merit, not need.

Democratic presidential candidates disagree on mandatory gun buyback | NPR

“Well, in the 1930s, when the federal government decided that machine guns and sawed off shotguns were the kind of weapons that were really only used by criminals, there was an effort to try to prohibit access to those weapons. But it wasn’t through a mandatory gun buyback program. Instead, the government required registration and imposed a special tax on the possession of those firearms,” said UCLA’s Adam Winkler.

Transgender woman’s murder underscores problem of partner violence plaguing community, advocates say | ABC News

A 2015 study by UCLA’s Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law found that between 31% and 50% of transgender people have experienced dating violence at some point in their lives, compared to between 28% and 33% of the general population.

Hormel, Kellogg’s getting into the plant-based meat business | Healthline

The new products are a move Dana Hunnes, PhD, a senior dietitian at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, says will appeal to a growing number of people interested in plant-based diets. “People want their cake and get to eat it, too,” she told Healthline. “People want to eat meat but also want to eat it in a healthier/better-for-the-planet sort of way. These new fake meats are a perfect mixture of meaty flavor, meaty texture, and are good for the Earth.”

CBD curious? What to know if you’re in the market for a good night’s sleep | Los Angeles Times

Because CBD has so quickly become mainstream, users might not think to mention it to their doctors, said Ziva Cooper, research director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, part of the university’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. But she said that conversation is crucial, because the CBD might interfere with other drugs they’re taking. “We’re in the infancy of this drug, we’re not sure of what the effects are of long-term exposure,” she said.

The spice of life: unexpected health benefits hidden in your curry | Science Focus

There is also evidence that curcumin can help with memory problems. A team at the University of California, Los Angeles, selected a widely available curcumin supplement called theracurmin for their study on 40 adults with mild memory complaints…. “We think that the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin may be protecting the brain,” explains lead researcher Dr. Gary Small.

California lawmakers stall on landmark legislation to curb plastic trash | CALmatters

Julia Stein, supervising attorney at UCLA’s Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, called it “a missed opportunity for California to take a leadership role in regulating plastic producers.”

Sea-level rise threatens Orange County’s coast from top to bottom | Orange County Register

“Sea-level rise is going to change the coast in quite significant ways,” Sean Hecht told the commission at its meeting in Newport Beach’s city council chambers. Hecht is co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law.

What’s the best age to move into a continuing care retirement community? | U.S. News & World Report

CCRCs are structured as the last place a senior will live, covering all their current and future senior living needs, says Dr. Susan D. Leonard, a geriatric medicine specialist at the UCLA Medical Center. “Typically, they include a combination of independent living, assisted living and nursing home care levels. This allows seniors to age in one location and transition to a higher care level as their care needs change, such as due to functional or cognitive decline, without having to move away.”