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Farewell from Opinion: L & T Sign Off

  When I first took my graduation gown out of its packaging, I nearly cried. I am not wearing that. No way. No. Never. ‘If you put that thing on,’ my inner voice-over warned, ‘the bubble wi...
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Redefining “Publishable”: In Defense of the Position of the Week

A candy heart-covered nipple doesn’t hold the same sweet appeal to all who cross its path, according to a recent (mildly outraged) letter to the editor entitled “Gaucho Porn?” in the Santa Barba...
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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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Mollusk Sees World Through Mineral Eyes

A recent study co-authored by Daniel Speiser, a postdoctoral fellow at UCSB’s Dept. of Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology, provides strong evidence that the chiton, a simple mollusk, has developed...
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Species Variance Helps Remove Water Pollutants

A study completed and authored by former UCSB biologist Bradley J. Cardinale confirms biodiversity as the driver of nutrient uptake in streams — a process which acts as the ecosystem’s natural cle...
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UC Science Briefs

Researchers Help Henhouses By Fighting Pests With Pests Researchers from UC Riverside have found that when it comes to parasites found on chickens, two wrongs just may make a right. According to the r...
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Biocontrol Beetle Beats Back Problematic Plant Species

According to a recent study, in which two UCSB scientists were collaborating authors, the troublesome invasion of the tamarisk — a non-native tree which has overrun rivers in the western U.S. — ca...
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Glacial Impurities Delay Ice’s Destruction

A study co-written by UCSB scientists demonstrates a link between debris on some Himalayan glaciers and the cessation of glacial melting. Debris layers of two or more centimeters found on certain Hima...
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Scientists Find Nanomaterials Accumulate in Small Predators

Researchers at UCSB have found that certain nanoparticles may have not-so-nano impacts within simple food chains. Published online in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the study suggests that the tox...
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