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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…

Got Health? Awareness Week Comes to Campus

Got Health? Awareness Week Comes to Campus

For many of us, college means eating a bag of Doritos between classes because you don’t have enough time for a real meal, and drowning in coffee during late night…

A Brief Salvo of Science from 2014

A Brief Salvo of Science from 2014

Scientists recently discovered a sea slug that can survive for months on photosynthesis­­ – much like a plant­ – by incorporating genes from algae into its own chromosome. The V.…

Excel in Office on the Cheap

Gauchos know that making a dollar stretch as far as possible is a top priority. One course tool that nearly all students use that is not only overpriced, but also…

UCSB Hosts Sustainable Seafood Summit

UCSB Hosts Sustainable Seafood Summit

As part of the University of California Global Food Initiative, UCSB hosted its first “Food from the Sea” summit yesterday, which focused on the role of fisheries and aquaculture in…