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TEDx: Spreading Ideas to the New and the Next

TEDx: Spreading Ideas to the New and the Next

UCSB students and faculty assembled in Isla Vista’s Embarcadero Hall on Saturday, April 11 for an afternoon of innovation and inspiration with TEDx. Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) is a…

UCSB Named Greenest Public University in the Nation

In addition to being a top 10 school in terms of research impact (as per the annual CWTS Leiden ranking system in 2013) and being named No. 2 party school…

Tech Talk: Affordable Hack to Avoid Expensive Cell Phone Plan

A year ago, my cell phone bill was $100 a month — which was incredibly expensive for a college student on a budget. Factor in the total cost for the…

Anticipating Effects of Global Warming on Marine Biodiversity

Anticipating Effects of Global Warming on Marine Biodiversity

Hidden in its depths, the Santa Barbara basin contains a trove of ancient marine specimens, providing a glimpse at how marine biodiversity changes over geological ages. A recent study published…

Costs and Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Costs and Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Over the past couple of years, omega-3 fatty acids have received profound media attention due to their wide range of health benefits. Although they serve as a powerful source of…

This Week in Science

Sometimes, you can only find out what something is by clarifying what it is not. Astronomers are studying dark matter in a similar conceit — observing how the elusive substance…

Researchers Discover Deep Sea Microbes Using Self-Mutation to Survive in Extreme Environments

Researchers Discover Deep Sea Microbes Using Self-Mutation to Survive in Extreme Environments

Hundreds to thousands of meters below sea level there exist unique single-celled microorganisms from the domain Archaea. Many Archaea are biology’s adrenaline junkies flourishing in Earth’s extreme environments — from…

Researchers Probe Conformations of Protein Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers Probe Conformations of Protein Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

UC Santa Barbara researchers recently studied the biophysics of the regulation and aggregation of Tau, a protein critical in regulating several intracellular functions and believed to play a role in…