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A fifth force of nature, the appeal of fitness challenges and the connection between drought and wildfires




SAN MARCOS, CA - MAY 15:  A firefighter hoses flames at the Cocos fire on May 15, 2014 in San Marcos, California. Fire agencies throughout the state are scrambling to prepare for what is expected to be a dangerous year of wildfires in this third year of extreme drought in California.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SAN MARCOS, CA - MAY 15: A firefighter hoses flames at the Cocos fire on May 15, 2014 in San Marcos, California. Fire agencies throughout the state are scrambling to prepare for what is expected to be a dangerous year of wildfires in this third year of extreme drought in California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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UCI physicists' theory that could change the way we study the universe, the social effect of fitness challenges, the connection between California's drought and wildfires.