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Multitasking: Why Doing Too Many Things At Once is Bad For the Brain

“Practice makes perfect.” It’s that favorite mantra of parents, teachers and coaches all around the world. It’s been drilled into our minds since before we could remember. It makes perfect…

The Passing of a Radioactive Dating Pioneer

The Passing of a Radioactive Dating Pioneer

Dr. Garniss H. Curtis, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus of earth and planetary science, died Dec. 18 in Orinda, California at the age of 93. Curtis’ work with other UC…

With Dead Week on the Horizon, Is It Time For a Cup of Coffee or a Nap?

With Dead Week on the Horizon, Is It Time For a Cup of Coffee or a Nap?

Remember the last time you had trouble sleeping at night? It’s a cruel sort of torture, having to endure every single second of sleeplessness while the hours seem to whisk…

Team of UCSB Researchers Creates New Method For Harnessing Solar Energy

Team of UCSB Researchers Creates New Method For Harnessing Solar Energy

Researchers at UCSB have found an alternate way to harvest energy from the sun without the use of semiconductors. Although the method is still in its infancy, the research team…

Grant Finances Web Access in Rural Africa

UCSB professors Elizabeth Belding and Lisa Parks recently received $1.2 million in grant money from the National Science Foundation as part of a project to improve Internet access in Macha,…