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Geologists Discover 2.7 Million-Year-Old Landscape Hidden Beneath Greenland’s Ice

Scientists were recently shocked to discover an ancient tundra located two miles below the Greenland Ice Sheet [...]
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Synthesis to Degradation: Building a Chemical Database

Imagine every known chemical and compound: ammonia, ethanol, pure water, diamond ­­— the list goes on. Yet every day more chemicals are discovered and registered with the American Chemical Society...
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Looking to Slim Down? Try Skipping the Skim Milk

Among the endless diet fads and craze to eat healthy and stay thin, our first instinct when dieting is to grab everything off supermarket shelves that is labeled with “low-fat” or — even better ...
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UCSB Researchers Develop Tool to Trace How Bodies Metabolize Drugs

A biomedical technology once thought impossible came to fruition thanks to University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Kevin Plaxco, a biochemistry professor, Tom Soh, a mechanical engineering...
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Scientists Discover Ancient and Luminous Supernovae

Imagine how bright something must be in order for us to see it from 10 billion light-years away, or approximately 9.5 x1025 meters. Often it is bright enough to keep us awake during an all-night final...
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UCSB Researchers Unravel Membrane Protein Structure

As you pick up this issue of the Nexus and turn the page to the Science & Tech section, millions of membrane proteins are hard at work inside your body. All the body’s functions, from movement t...
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