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Assembly Discusses Computer Science Education, Women in S.T.E.M.

Members of the California Select Committee on STEM Education spoke out against barriers to computer science education in California’s schools at a meeting of the state Assembly on Thursday.
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NASA Approves Study of Ocean Carbon Cycles

In a plan recently approved by NASA, researchers from UCSB and other institutions have developed a study for a major NASA field campaign to quantify the state of the ocean carbon cycle from satellite ...
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Photo Courtesy of UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
Photo Courtesy of UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences

City Rejects Desalination Plant Study Revision

Santa Barbara City Council declined to revise a study on the feasibility of alternatives for the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant at a council meeting on March 22.
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Fecal Matter to Fuel: UCSB Lab Does the Dirty Work

Get a load o' this shit.
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Effie Sklavenitis / Daily Nexus

Paleontologist Finds ‘The Lost Giant’ on Expedition to Sahara Desert

In 2008, National Geographic paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim was on an African expedition when he and his team found “the lost giant” of the Sahara—the Spinosaurus—he told UCSB students Sunday.
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Healthcare Apps Save Money, Lose Interaction

With a rise in mobile healthcare applications, “telehealth” services such as Lemonaid Health, Maven, Doctor on Demand and Nurx are providing students with increasingly immediate medical assistance...
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Courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center
Courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center

Capps’s H.O.P.E. Act Yields Two Successful Surgeries

Johns Hopkins University Medical Center announced the first successful HIV-positive organ donation on Wednesday, made possible by the HIV Organ Policy Equity (H.O.P.E.) Act, sponsored by Santa Barbara...
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6-kidney prototype

Organs Made to Order

A team at Wake Forest University has refined the process of 3D-printing to create human body parts such as ears, muscles and jawbones, through a combination of living cells and a special gel.
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6-kidney prototype
Sylvester (left) archives photos taken during his research of Southern California (right).
Sylvester (left) archives photos taken during his research of Southern California (right).

Sylvester’s Guide to Roadside Geology

Since his retirement, Arthur Sylvester has been researching and leading student tours all throughout Southern California.
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Charles Jones (left) and Leila Carvalho (right) study monsoon variability due to climate change.

Cloudy With a Chance of Monsoons

Recently, there has been a rise in debates and information regarding intense weather events. Californians are not the only ones experiencing both extreme drought and dangerous flooding; there has been...
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Charles Jones (left) and Leila Carvalho (right) study monsoon variability due to climate change.
Neurofibrillary tangles (shown in blue), formed by beta-amyloid protein aggregations, comprise neural communication and are a leading cause of Alzheimer's.
Neurofibrillary tangles (shown in blue), formed by beta-amyloid protein aggregations, comprise neural communication and are a leading cause of Alzheimer's.

How to Prevent Alzheimer’s 101

How many times have you walked into a room and forgotten what you needed? Forgetfulness is a part of everyone’s daily lives, but many fear that as they age and their scatter-brained tendencies incre...
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Tumoregenic kidneys are larger and show abnormal coloring than healthy kidneys.

The Kidney-Saving Diet

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disease, characterized by giant fluid-filled cyst growing in the kidneys, which enlarges the organ to potentially fatal sizes. Treatment for slowing or sto...
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Tumoregenic kidneys are larger and show abnormal coloring than healthy kidneys.
(from left) Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology, France A. Cordova of the National Science Foundation, Rainer Weiss of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, David Reitze of Caltech and Gabriela Gonzalez of Louisiana State University are important contributors to the LIGO project.
(from left) Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology, France A. Cordova of the National Science Foundation, Rainer Weiss of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, David Reitze of Caltech and Gabriela Gonzalez of Louisiana State University are important contributors to the LIGO project.

Gravitational Waves Detected As Suggested by Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has successfully recorded the sound of two black holes colliding billions of light years away. A faint rising tone in the recording is th...
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An infant in Poco Fundo, Brazil presents with microcephaly, a neurological disorder that can cause lifelong difficulties and is potentially linked to Zika virus infection.

Zika Virus Prompts Public Health Emergency

The Zika virus is causing international concern due to its rapid spread across the globe and potential connection to a microcephaly, a neurological birth disorder. According to World Health Organizati...
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An infant in Poco Fundo, Brazil presents with microcephaly, a neurological disorder that can cause lifelong difficulties and is potentially linked to Zika virus infection.
Through his research, Jeffrey Hunger shows that there are better and more accurate alternate indicators of health than the popularly used body mass index.
Through his research, Jeffrey Hunger shows that there are better and more accurate alternate indicators of health than the popularly used body mass index.

Fit AND Fat: The Downfall of BMI

Everyone has heard of it; some know it all too well. The Body Mass Index (BMI) has served as the go-to source for affirmation and criticism of health for too long, according to UCSB researcher and gra...
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