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A California Sharktober

With the increased amount of shark encounters that have occurred this past year due to the warming of the marine climate, surfers and beachgoers must be much more vigilant when out in open ocean. The ...
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Scientists Get Nosy About the Sense of Smell

Often times, children pinch their noses when eating brussel sprouts — or any other type of food deemed unpleasant — to mitigate the terrible taste because the sense of taste is dependent on the se...
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Memristor Technology Brings Us One Step Closer to a Robotic World

The dawn of free-thinking robots may soon be upon us. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara and Stony Brook University have developed an artificial neural circuit that emulates the electrical design of the ...
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Ecstasy: What It is Doing to Your Brain

In the past few years, the rate of people in the United States using some form of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) — better known as Ecstasy or Molly — has skyrocketed. Psychiatrists have begu...
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Project 8 Scientists Detect Frequency of Radiation for Individual Electron

A team of 27 scientists from six American and German institutions has, for the first time, achieved the task of detecting the frequency of radiation of a lone, orbiting electron. The group’s researc...
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The Biological Value of Silver Nanoparticles

Materialistically, society perceives the element silver second only to gold, however silver wins the favor of engineers, who take advantage of its unique conduction properties of heat and electrical c...
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Overthinking May Be Slowing Down Your Learning Rate

With midterms fast approaching, students are looking for the most efficient method possible to learn and retain information. As the saying goes, working smarter instead of working harder may give the ...
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Researchers Discover Deep Sea Microbes Using Self-Mutation to Survive in Extreme Environments

Hundreds to thousands of meters below sea level there exist unique single-celled microorganisms from the domain Archaea. Many Archaea are biology’s adrenaline junkies flourishing in Earth’s extrem...
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Researchers Probe Conformations of Protein Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

UC Santa Barbara researchers recently studied the biophysics of the regulation and aggregation of Tau, a protein critical in regulating several intracellular functions and believed to play a role in t...
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UCSB Researchers Tackle Pediatric Diabetes With Artificial Pancreas

Type 1 diabetic patients know that the responsibilities necessary to manage life with the disease are all routine: monitoring food consumption, maintaining a balance in physical activity and tracking ...
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UCSB Microbial Oceanographer Receives Prestigious Award

Craig Carlson of UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology was awarded the prestigious G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and O...
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