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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UCSB Researchers Investigate the Impact of Nitrogen Pollution on Coral Bleaching in Moorea, French Polynesia

Researchers have discovered an important relationship between the extent of coral bleaching experienced by a reef and the level of nutrient pollution present in the water the reef is in.
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A Hail Mary for the Monarch Butterfly: The Plan To Rehabilitate Ellwood Butterfly Grove

The new Parks and Open Space manager for the Goleta Public Works Department spoke regarding progress made in bringing back the long-declining monarch butterfly to Coronado Preserve and Ellwood.
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Researchers in Kruger National Park Observe How Fire and Drought Shape Plant Communities

Scholars capitalized on this devastating drought to obtain information regarding the resilience and resistance of the plant communities found throughout the South African savanna.
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Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette Jr. Talks Civil Disobedience for the Modern Age

The discussion was organized by the Associated Students Program Board and marked Lafayette’s first visit to the university.
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Out for the Count: With 2020 Census on the Horizon, Census Specialist Explains the Process

The process takes months, and the results of the census are compiled and delivered to the president in December, with the results available to the public in early 2021.
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Soc 152A Professors Reminisce Over More than Four Decades of Teaching Sex-Ed

Janice and John Baldwin have been teaching the current iteration of Soc 152A for over 40 years.
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Former UCSB Professor Faces Paper Retractions, Suspicions Regarding Anomalous Data

The investigations into Pruitt’s data will no doubt have an enormous impact on Pruitt, his collaborators and the broader field of animal personality research.
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“Two Years After Fire and Flood”: Santa Barbara Community Evaluates Impacts and Responses

On Sunday, Santa Barbara community members attended a public conversation regarding the aftermath of the Thomas Fire in December 2017 and January 2018 and the Montecito mudflows.
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