Bright Ideas: UCSB Researchers Establish a Laboratory Culture of Bioluminescent Ostracods

Establishing a laboratory culture of V. tsujii allowed the team to make observations regarding the ostracod's development.
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Friends of the Island Fox Bolsters Research and Conservation Initiatives With Much-Needed Funds

Friends of the Island Fox works alongside the patchwork of organizations governing the Channel Islands in their “efforts to preserve and protect the island fox."
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Researchers Reconstruct Oceanic Nitrous Oxide Emissions, Revealing Intriguing Patterns

The researchers used 158,000 measurements in their reconstruction and —among other things— uncovered a seasonal pattern in nitrous oxide emissions.
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Research Into This Elegant Wildflower Brings Climate Center Stage

Peach sought to examine the effects that particular conditions correlated to climate have on the floral reproductive traits of the wildflower.
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Why Are the Police So Afraid of Transparency and Accountability?

Sean Crommelin examines the lack of accountability in our current law enforcement and expresses the importance of expelling officers with histories of misconduct.
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The Remarkable Recovery of the Channel Island Fox

In the late 1990s, the foxes were on a precipice. Now —two decades later— they stand as symbols of an incredible success story in conservation.
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Advancing Green Chemistry With Professor Adeyemi Adeleye

Adeleye spoke on two particular ways that his graduate students have been developing methods and processes to improve pollution remediation with green chemistry. 
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UCSB Researcher Illuminates Serotonin Trajectories, Density in the Brain

New research describes using fractional Brownian motion to create predictive “descriptions and manipulations” of the serotonergic matrix.
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UCSB Researchers Investigate the “Untapped Gold Mine” of Wastewater Testing for COVID-19

Sewage surveillance has been employed to track the presence of opiates in wastewater previously. Now, scientists are using it to track COVID-19 in the population.
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Partisanship, Racial Politics, Public Health and the Planet

Ian Carrillo seeks to add another dimension to a debate in environmental sociology.
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A Touchy Subject: UCSB Researchers Model Signals of Touch in the Human Hand

The researchers used a dimensionality reduction model to simplify the tactile signals of the hands. These were detected by sensors on an apparatus.
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Experiments With Drosophila Flies Raise Questions About Function of Opsins

For over a century, opsins have historically been observed operating in rhodopsin, a light receptor.
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27-Year Monitoring Project Reveals Regional Effects of ENSO on Sea Urchin Settlement

Inspired by similar sites in Japan and the East Coast, Schroeter’s team initially conceived the project as a means to monitor enhancement strategies for red sea urchins as a commercial fishery.
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Clear As Mud: Planktonic Remains in Millenia-Old Mud Reveal Climate History of Pacific

The scientists' findings and modeling are part of ongoing research that hopes to understand the effect changes in climate may have on the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
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When One Party Commits Voter Suppression, Democracy Suffers

Wisconsin is a microcosm of the national political sphere. The issues with voter suppression that arose on April 7 are being spoken of all across the country.
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