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UCSB’s Own BIFROST

Like a faucet for light, BIFROST features a unique web interface that will allow researchers to log on to the instrument, select a desired wavelength or tuning range, and simply begin their work.
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UCSB Joins Large-Scale Cancer Research Consortium

Using broad evolutionary and ecological perspectives to look at cancer across the tree of life could help make great strides in cancer prevention and treatment mechanisms, according to Boddy.
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Pacific O.R.C.A. Expedition

The OBSs will sit about 4,500 meters — a little under three miles beneath the ocean’s surface — for 15 months, recording earthquakes across the globe.
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Where There’s a Whale, There’s a Way

Without updating protection policies to reflect the right whale’s shifting distribution, the researchers predict the right whale may go extinct in as soon as 27 years.
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No Longer a “Foote” Note

When it comes to crediting one of the most consequential discoveries of the past two centuries, the scientific community is mistaken. Over 150 years ago, Eunice Newton Foote released her findings on c...
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Consciousness Conundrum

In everyday conversations, we often use the words “mind” and “brain” interchangeably. For psychologists and other researchers studying the mind-brain problem, the two terms hold very different...
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Get through the Siege

Javier Read de Alaniz, the chemistry professor and the associate director of the California NanoSystem Institute (CNSI) at UCSB, recently embarked on a new $7.5 million, five-year Multidisciplinary Re...
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Cloud Frequency and Formation Declines

In much of coastal southern California, the frequency of summer clouds has declined rapidly in recent decades due to warming from urbanization and greenhouse gases. These reductions have significantly...
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Researchers Publish Special Edition Paper on Marine Biology

Research biologists from UC Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute (MSI) have edited a special edition of Marine Ecology that sets the stage for future long-term monitoring of marine protected are...
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Hippopotamus Dung Affects African Ecosystem

  In sub-Saharan Africa, deforestation, water-intensive agriculture and climate change are significantly altering water cycles and causing many rivers to begin to dry. A recent study by UC Santa ...
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UCSB Linguistics Professor Explains ‘Yanny’ vs. ‘Laurel’

Personally, I heard “Yanny” on a cheap PC speaker, but “Laurel” on better earphones myself.
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UCSB Researcher Evaluates Sundowner Winds

One of the most beautiful views in Santa Barbara is seeing the Santa Ynez Mountains from the beach. However, this positioning can lead to dangerous situations when it comes to wildfires because the ai...
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The Children Are Preparing for the Future

As climate change continues to alter ecosystems, many organisms have had to adapt in order to overcome fluctuations in their environment. It is important to understand the mechanisms in which organism...
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UCSB Researchers Advance Coral Restoration

Corals are in rapid decline on many reefs due to global stressors associated with climate change, such as increasing sea surface temperatures that cause coral bleaching and disease, as well as local s...
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Sounds of Eruptions Used to Describe Volcanoes

A new case study done by a team of international scientists led by UC Santa Barbara geophysicist Robin Matoza examined data from the 2015 eruption of the Calbuco volcano in Chile using a network from ...
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