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The Bigger the Predator, the Safer the Kelp

Kelp forests play several essential roles that aid in maintaining a thriving marine ecosystem. These roles range from sheltering smaller fish species from the vicious ocean predators that lurk in open...
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Turbulence Mixes Up Particles and Physicists

Hearing the word “turbulence” evokes images of bumpy airplane rides and stormy nights. While it does make passengers and potential air travelers nervous, the physics behind it is yet to be complet...
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How China’s Got It Made Using Trophic Cascades

Because each trophic level in a food chain has roughly 10 times as much biomass as its lower level, China’s removal of the predatory fish at the top levels has increased the number of fish in the lo...
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Sheephead Fish Balances Sea Urchin Population

In conjunction with marine preservation, UCSB researchers find that size does matter when it comes to predators and who they prey on.
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UCSB Professor Wins Academy Awards of the Oceans

UCSB marine ecology professor Ben Halpern receives award that honors Jaws author Peter Benchley
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UCSB Professor Uses Engineering Tactics for Cancer Research

The National Science Foundation awards mechanical engineering professor Otger Campàs for pioneering new technologies for his study on the process of the mechanics of cellular development.
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Red Herring: L.A. Sushi Restaurants Mislabel Fish

Efforts in making the fishing industry sustainable may not be as effective due to commonly mislabeled fish.
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Application to Find Open Housing Wins UCSB Hackathon

Students from all over California congregate to Corwin Pavilion to come up with a completely new program within 36 hours.
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Astrophysicist Reaches For and Lands in the Stars

American Institute of Physics and American Astronomical Society recognize UCSB physics professor and director of Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, Lars Bildsten, for his outstanding mid-career w...
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Kelp More Resilient Than Originally Thought

As Reed's research on kelp shows the different and surprising conditions kelp can withstand, beachgoers can continue to think something is pulling them into the ocean.
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Technology Management Program Unveils Ph.D. Program

In an effort to further assist the growing need of knowledge in both technological and organizational fields, the Technology Management Program at UCSB will have a Ph.D. program, debuting in Fall 2017...
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A Voice Against Mental Health Stigma: Gary Tsai, M.D.

After experiencing first— hand the stigma and marginalization that surrounds mental health when a family member was diagnosed with schizophrenia, Gary Tsai became an advocate to provide further assi...
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New Technique To Revolutionize In Vivo Research

Assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department at UCSB, Otger Campàs, develops new technique to study cells in living tissue
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Could This be the Brightest Supernova Ever Observed?

Originally thought to be the brightest supernova discovered, UCSB and Las Cumbres researchers now believe that ASASSN-15lh may have been a different galactic event.
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Not Rocket Science, but Pretty Close (Comet, Like and Subscribe)

Aspiring astrophysicist, Qicheng Zhang, is a fourth-year student who is currently conducting research on comet deflection with hopes of impacting modern research efforts
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