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The Santa Barbara Basin: Home of the Largest Underwater Bathtub Ring Caught on Camera

“We expected to find changes in the biological community,” he said, “but we did not expect to find a mile-long colonization of bacteria.”
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Students Grow Produce in Unlikely Places

The Edible Campus Program and the Department of Public Worms have begun turning large and unused concrete spaces into vertical, sustainable farms to combat hunger.
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UCSB Takes on 40 Acres of Restoration

UCSB is undertaking restoration projects to maintain ecosystems during land development
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Campus Dining Offers More Vegan Choices

Veganism is trending in both the food industry and in student requests for more vegan options on the menu, and the dining commons have heeded the call.
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Farmers Market: As Local as it Looks?

Nexus Staff Writer Natalie Overton questioned a few food stands about their locality at Wednesday’s farmers market
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Sylvester’s Guide to Roadside Geology

Since his retirement, Arthur Sylvester has been researching and leading student tours all throughout Southern California.
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Fit AND Fat: The Downfall of BMI

Everyone has heard of it; some know it all too well. The Body Mass Index (BMI) has served as the go-to source for affirmation and criticism of health for too long, according to UCSB researcher and gra...
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The Force in Our Stars

Matteo Cantiello, postdoctoral fellow, Jim Fuller, a professor at California Technical University, and Lars Bildsten, the director of Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), have been “liste...
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Science Through the Lens of an Artist

  At first glance, the whirling, shimmering zigzags of color seem like a modern tech-art combination — so distant from their roots in the detailed scientific processes that inspired them. These...
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Isla Carte Working to Launch a Sustainable Food Cart on Campus

Student-run food program Isla Carte is holding monthly tasting events for their proposed food cart program expected to launch in fall of 2017.
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Saved By the Bell

Declines in mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa and Rana sierrae) populations were first recognized in the 1970s. Since then, according to National Park Service, the population size has decrease...
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Emotional Theory: Getting Physical

When I arrived at his office half an hour early, the door was open. Sitting comfortably at his neatly paper-laden desk was UCSB Researcher and Sociology professor, Dr. Thomas Scheff (or “Doc”, as ...
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Santa Barbara Allergist Suggests A Nutty Solution for Peanut Allergies

One in 50 children between the ages of five and 11 have a peanut allergy. The CDC reports that peanut allergies have risen by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, accounting for over three million cases ...
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