Best of Scientific Breakthroughs

A look back on notable scientific achievements from UCSB researchers during the 2024-2025 year.
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Simply Stated: The science behind blacking out

After a night of heavy drinking and regrets, one can experience fear and anxiety when all the memories of the previous night are nowhere to be found.
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Simply Stated: Are aphrodisiacs a hoax?

What is an aphrodisiac? An aphrodisiac is a substance or food that can provoke arousal, sexual desire, behavior and even pleasure. There are three typical usage types for aphrodisiac foods: increasing...
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UCSB Lab Studies Emergence and Disease Risk of Mosquito-Borne Viruses

Diseases like dengue are becoming much more common due to the expansion of the range of the mosquito species that transmit it. Andrew MacDonald, an assistant professor at UC Santa Barbara’s Bren Sch...
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MethaneMapper: A new effective AI-based tool for methane detection

From erratic weather patterns to increasing occurrences of hurricanes, the climate crisis is worsening by the minute. The main component of climate change is greenhouse gas emissions, with methane in ...
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Simple Dicho: ¿Que tan poderoso es ChatGPT?

Desde el comienzo de la pandemia, el aprendizaje en línea ha tentado a los estudiantes a abandonar la integridad académica. Algunos programas familiares incluyen Photomath, Quizlet y Socratic, que e...
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Simply Stated: How Powerful is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is foreign waters. There is a possibility for more school systems to regulate or even ban the use of the program. With how realistic the results are to human-made products, the differentiatio...
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