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Nades of All Trades: The Legacy That Will Not Fade (Anytime Soon)

Well, it looks like it’s finally that time. After four years and two majors, I’ve run out of ways to remain a student here at UCSB. It’s all right. I’ve lived a good college life. I have walke...
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UC Briefs

Scientists Find New Treatment for Kidney Disease   Two researchers at UCSB, associate professor Thomas Weimbs and graduate student Jeffery Talbot, recently published a study in the Proceedings of...
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Local Establishment Holds Donation Drive

While The Study Hall’s “50 Club” is no longer allowed to occur, the Isla Vista bar recently replaced their 11-year-old tradition with the Spring Benefit Club, a donation drive to raise money for...
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Open Source Community Convenes for Southern California Linux Expo

Casual users, software developers, hardware manufacturers and open-source all-arounders met in the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel for the ninth Southern California Linux Expo, or SCALE 9x.
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Spectrometry Method Reveals Self-Assembly Process of Peptides

Scientists at UCSB have used a new spectroscopic method to observe the assembly of amyloid fibrils — long-chain proteins that form in patients with certain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease an...
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Dispersants Fail to Biodegrade Following Use in Gulf Oil Spill

While the methane levels from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have returned to normal, the chemical dispersants used during the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico may be here to stay. According t...
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Space Telescope Gazes Into Origin of Universe

Over one million kilometers away from Earth, a lone satellite orbits near the second Lagrangian point, scanning the sky for the fallout left behind from the Big Bang.
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UC Briefs

Researchers at UCLA have discovered that coffee’s protective effects against Type 2 diabetes may be attributed to a protein that regulates sex hormones...
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Science Over The Break

The human mind is very much like a traveler — when it needs to reach a desired destination, it uses a map...
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Bacteria Gain Evolutionary Edge With Toxic Darts

Biologists at UCSB have published a study in the journal Nature that found that certain bacteria fight for evolutionary dominance using “toxic darts” to attack and disable their competito...
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Geologists Make Case for Gradual Diversity Changes in Cambrian Era

The seemingly sudden spike in species diversity that occurred during the “Cambrian Explosion” around 542 million years ago has been of interest to scientists for quite some time...
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New Nemertean Worm Species Named After UCSB Scientist

UCSB zoology professor Armand Kuris has received one of the greatest honors biologists can hope for — having a newly discovered species named after him.
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Mike Stoker Interview with the Daily Nexus


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Chilled Diamonds Shine Light on Comet Collision

A grueling journey across the ice sheets of Greenland has paid off for a team of scientists, who have located some diamonds in the rough glacial climate.
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Furthering Human Knowledge? There’s a University for That.

If you type “UCSB” into Google you’ll probably come up with more than a few “University of Casual Sex and Beer” innuendos.
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