Science & Tech

Re-examining Remote Kelp Forests After 45 Years

Studying kelp forests in remote areas could allow investigators to tease apart human impacts from natural changes.
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Campus Lagoon: Yesterday’s Memory and Today’s Home

Besides attracting a great deal of sunset photos and nostalgia for UCSB students in quarantine, the Campus Lagoon plays host to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
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UCSB Receives NSF Grant To Train a New Generation of Data Scientists

To foster student engagement in data science education and outreach, the National Science Foundation’s Central Coast Data Science Initiative has awarded UCSB nearly $920,000 over three years.
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Viral Outbreaks Through the Years

From the common influenza to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, mankind has consistently been at the mercy of viral outbreaks.
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Better Together: The Evolution of Commitment and Altruism in Relationships

The paper aimed to answer two questions: Why do people care about the commitment of others, and why do we use gifts and other acts of kindness to display our own commitment?
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UCSB Researcher Investigates Strategies for Reducing Metastatic Potential of Cancer Cell Clusters

Boddy and her colleagues studied how circulating tumor cell clusters of varying sizes and densities would fare when facing different levels of microenvironmental threats.
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Researchers Assess Ability of Warm and Cold Range Edges To Track Climate Change

The group tested several hypotheses that may explain the shift in a species’ distribution.
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Renowned Journalist David Wallace-Wells Warns Against Very Real Effects of Climate Change

The talk was a shocking recount of the negative effects that humans have already had on the planet and the gravity of the situation if no action is taken.
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Researchers Use New Sequencing Methods To Study Protein Binding and Evolution

UC Santa Barbara researchers have innovatively reimagined the way that protein sequencing is done.
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Bill Bryson Discusses New Book on Miracles of the Human Body

Bryson wanted to explore the human body from the perspective of a “user,” as he calls himself.
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A Hail Mary for the Monarch Butterfly: The Plan To Rehabilitate Ellwood Butterfly Grove

The new Parks and Open Space manager for the Goleta Public Works Department spoke regarding progress made in bringing back the long-declining monarch butterfly to Coronado Preserve and Ellwood.
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UCSB Researchers Investigate Cause of Sodium Dysregulation in Migraine

Identifying the cause of disturbances in brain sodium levels may inform potential migraine treatment.
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UCSB’s Fourth Annual Zero Waste Festival Highlights Sustainability and Waste Reduction

The festival, held at Storke Plaza, featured over a dozen on-campus organizations and local businesses that are dedicated to reducing Goleta’s waste output.
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Researchers in Kruger National Park Observe How Fire and Drought Shape Plant Communities

Scholars capitalized on this devastating drought to obtain information regarding the resilience and resistance of the plant communities found throughout the South African savanna.
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National Society of Black Engineers at UCSB Provides Black S.T.E.M. Students “Encouragement” and “Knowledge”

NSBE also frequently collaborates with another MESA engineering program partner, Los Ingenieros, as well as UCSB’s College of Engineering.
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