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NASA’s Cassini Uncovers Lost Seas Within Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

NASA’s Cassini Uncovers Lost Seas Within Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

NASA announced last week that its Cassini spacecraft uncovered the existence of a large body of water underneath the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. Enceladus has been a…

Researchers Develop Self-Regenerating Muscles That Can Survive Cobra Venom, Grow in Mice

Researchers Develop Self-Regenerating Muscles That Can Survive Cobra Venom, Grow in Mice

Researchers at Duke University recently engineered a muscle bundle that mirrors naturally-occurring muscle — they proved it by inserting it into a mouse and watching the muscle grow through a…

Snowy Plovers Cuddling Up For Start of Nesting Season

Snowy Plovers Cuddling Up For Start of Nesting Season

Spring is a time of renewal, and as our university community enters a fresh spring quarter, our beach cohabitants, the Western Snowy Plover, also embark on a period of transition…

There’s a Latte Ways Caffeine Can Affect You

There’s a Latte Ways Caffeine Can Affect You

One-third of the world’s population consumes coffee on a regular basis. The average American drinks three cups of coffee a day. Many people — especially college students — indulge in…

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Hosts a “Science Cafe” Featuring Astrophysicist Matteo Cantiello Speaking on Stars

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Hosts a “Science Cafe” Featuring Astrophysicist Matteo Cantiello Speaking on Stars

Despite the broad and plentiful array of research abounding on the University of California, Santa Barbara campus, many do not have the opportunity to learn about these scientific explorations in…

Scientists Awed, Skeptical Over Mature Cell Reprogramming

Scientists Awed, Skeptical Over Mature Cell Reprogramming

Concerns are continuing to arise over the news that researchers from Japan recently discovered a revolutionary phenomenon in which mature differentiated cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent embryonic cells,…

Fossil Free Protests UC’s Funding of Fossil Fuel Giants

Fossil Free Protests UC’s Funding of Fossil Fuel Giants

The past decade has presented academic institutions as leaders in addressing the issue of climate change through extensive research and education. Yet it turns out that they many academic institutions…

KAVLI Introduces Educators to Emerging Science Concepts

KAVLI Introduces Educators to Emerging Science Concepts

Dozens of teachers from around the country gathered at UCSB’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) to participate in “The Physics of Flocking: From Cells to Crowds,” a full-day workshop…