UCSB doctoral student named Schmidt Science Fellow, aims to advance pollution monitoring

UC Santa Barbara doctoral student Satish Kumar was one of 32 early-career scientists from 17 nationalities to be recently chosen as a 2024 Schmidt Science Fellow, a prestigious postdoctoral program.
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A buzzworthy affair: New Solvang museum exhibition celebrates pollinators

Pollinators, the unsung heroes of nature, are vital to the health of our ecosystems as well as to the diversity of our food sources. The California Nature Art Museum in Solvang and UC Santa Barbara’...
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Research in Review: Groundwater depletion, metabolic imaging, and shark fishing

Global groundwater decline UC Santa Barbara Assistant Professors Scott Jasechko and Debra Perrone recently published a paper analyzing data from 170,000 monitoring wells and 1,693 aquifer systems acro...
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Simply Stated: What caused the massive waves on the California coast?

  If you were anywhere on the California coast last month, you were likely one of millions receiving high surf warnings and coastal flooding advisories. On Dec. 28, 2023, Santa Barbara experience...
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Brewing 101: A beginner’s guide to the perfect cup of coffee

Your coffee should be something that doesn’t stress you out. Here, we answer everything you need to know about the basics of coffee.
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Simply Stated: What’s the tea on caffeine?

Whether it is grabbing a Guayakí Yerba Mate from the Arbor before hitting the library or downing a cup of coffee in an attempt to stay awake for an 8 a.m. class, many UC Santa Barbara students rely o...
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Simply Stated: Is your morning oat milk latte bad for you?

Plant-based milk alternatives have been on the rise and, more recently, oat milk has become a popular choice. Almost every coffee shop you walk into will have oat milk as an alternative for lattes and...
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UCSB alum oversees program achieving fusion ignition breakthrough

In December 2022, the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory achieved a historic breakthrough in science by facilitating a successful fusion ignition — a game changer f...
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A glimpse into the 2023 UCSB Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Week

Macrophage cells are on the front lines when the immune system kicks in. They’re a type of white blood cell that phagocytize—or fully engulf—foreign cells. Moreover, scientists have observed ano...
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Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at technological revivals, coral reef resilience, and how protecting forests is one of the best tools at our disposal to combat climate change.
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Simply Stated: Could a zombie apocalypse actually happen in real life?

Zombie apocalypses have been portrayed countless times in movies, shows and video games such as “The Last of Us.” As it turns out, the creators of the 2013 post-apocalyptic video game drew inspira...
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