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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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Grey Sharks’ Unusual Contribution to Reef Environments

The balance in any ecosystem comes from the organisms inhabiting that community, and the Palmyra Atoll is no different. A study led by scientists from Imperial College London in collaboration with mar...
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Climate Change One Step At a Time

The University Of California’s approach to deep decarbonization offers lessons in efficiency, alternative fuels and electrification.
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UCSB Researchers Survey Debris Flows After Montecito Mudslides

Until the trees and plants grow back on the hillside, the soil will remain variable to its environment.
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UCSB Marine Biologists Bring Ecology to Children

Kelp forests are considered one of the most prolific and dynamic ecosystems on Earth. They provide food and shelter to thousands of fish, invertebrates and other algae. Studying the kelp forest is a v...
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Arginine’s Larger (in) Life Role

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that the amino acids arginine and, to a lesser degree, lysine may have greater importance than previously thought regarding the origin of life.
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UCSB Selected to Host Its First SASE Conference

The SASE conference and the UCSB SASE chapter provide an unrivaled resource for students looking to embrace the intersectionality of being an Asian American in the S.T.E.M. fields. By providing invalu...
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