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Isla Vista Compost Collective Plans to Double Composting Service for Fall 2019

Each week, “Dirtriders” on bikes with a cargo trailer attached pick up buckets filled with food product from their designated houses. Then, they drop off a new, clean five-gallon bucket for their ...
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Marine Species More Vulnerable to Global Warming Than Terrestrial Species

In addition, McCauley and his colleagues found that local species extinctions in the ocean occurred at twice the rate than those on land.
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Friends with Health Benefits

Meaningful relationships “nurture a desire to create and/or seize life opportunities for growth,” and in doing so, promote development and exploration.
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UCSB Researchers Discover Potentially Druggable Pathway Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

"A new pathway exists that can potentially be targeted for drug delivery that can improve the lives of patients of these neurodegenerative diseases in a relatively short amount of time."
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The ‘Invisible’ Pollution of Plastics

UCSB researchers performed the first global-scale study focusing on the impact of plastics on climate change.
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UCSB’s Bridge to the Doctorate Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate program aims to “enhance the diversity of STEM graduate education by recruiting, enrolling, training and graduating a cohort of 12 talented doctoral students."
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UCSB Researchers Investigate Factors Affecting Gasoline Price Variability in Santa Barbara County

“If a gas station is closer to a school district or a shopping mall, it’s going to have higher gasoline prices to take advantage of the fact that people are usually going to fill up their tanks on...
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UCSB Researchers Find Novel Genetic Mutation for Alzheimer’s Disease

A second Colombian family with a novel mutation on the same gene for inherited Alzheimer’s disease had been discovered.
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The Future of Protein?

Switching to plant-based and cell-based foods would significantly reduce land and water use and emissions compared to their conventional animal counterparts.
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UC Kicks Off Cool Campus Challenge for Month of April

From April 1–26, all 10 UC campuses will be going head-to-head for all students, faculty and staff to “reduce UC’s carbon footprint and create a culture of sustainability across the campuses,”...
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Two UCSB Faculty Named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows

UCSB’s Sloan Research Fellowship recipients are Thomas Sprague for neuroscience and Xin Zhou for mathematics.
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First North American Occurrence of Rare Sunfish Discovered in Santa Barbara

The rare hoodwinker sunfish's appearance in Santa Barbara marks the first ever sighting of this rare species in North America, and only the second time in the Northern Hemisphere in 130 years.
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Food Partitioning Allows for Fish’s Pacific Coexistence

Territorial damselfish populations can coexist on the same coral reefs by sharing food resources and switching diets to reduce competition.
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Black Professors and Students Share How Their Identity Shapes Their Academic Experiences

Four Black faculty and students at UCSB share their thoughts on how their identity affects their academic experiences.
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‘Train Locally, Deploy Globally’ with AI

To help scientists in “applying artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand and protect the planet”, Microsoft and National Geographic have partnered up to sponsor AI for Earth Innovation Gran...
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