UCSB Researchers Uncover Pharmaceutical Potential in the Microbiota of Animal Digestive Tracts

From fungi within these animals, the researchers found a host of genes which encode for biosynthetic enzymes and in turn natural products. 
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Unlearning the “In-group Versus Out-group” Instinct

Liberman has been conducting research with the hope of understanding how parents can raise their children to avoid falling into the trap of stereotyping.
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New Evidence from Yucatán Caves Pour In, Suggesting Region Was Wetter Millennia Ago

The team learned this by examining the isotope composition of stalagmites, mounds of mineral deposits found on the floors of caves that grow upward as water drips from cave ceilings.
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Forks in the Road Emerge in India’s Quest to Expand Renewables

The country hopes to install more than 400 gigawatts of wind and solar generation by the year 2030.
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UCSB Lecturer Partners with CEC in Advocacy of Sustainable Living

The campaign, known as Earth Day Every Day, represents the culmination of five years of accumulated lifestyle changes carried out by Williams and her husband.
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Undergraduate Researcher in College of Creative Studies Wins Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

This year, Cao is the only recipient of the highly-selective scholarship from the UC system --and only the third UCSB student ever. 
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To “Decolonize” the Social Sciences, Cross-Cultural Research Must Be More Equitable, Researchers Say

Lawson hopes that his colleagues see their perspective piece as an ultimately positive and optimistic one. 
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Following Widespread Die-offs, Researchers Investigate the Dangers Droughts Pose to Oaks

Anderegg and his collaborators have studied oaks across the west in North America, hoping to understand what resilience individual species of trees have to drought.
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Following Negotiations, Environmentalists and Indigenous Activists Must Raise $20 Million in 90 Days To Protect West Mesa

If 90 days have elapsed and the funds have not been procured, Save the San Marcos Foothills has agreed not to further oppose the development.
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Blum Center at UCSB Hosts Public Forum To Discuss Post-Pandemic Green New Deal

The forum focused on how the pandemic and recent socio-political shifts have impacted the prospects for “transformative economic and environmental change."
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UCSB STEM Disciplines Come Together To Study Cell Polarization

Banavar and her collaborators were interested in understanding how cells understand their own geometry and maintain polarity.
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Director of Black Student Research Center discusses S.T.E.M. Initiatives

Of particular importance for Tettegah is S.T.E.M. and data science engagement with underrepresented groups on campus.
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Planned Development Next To San Marcos Foothills Preserve Faces Legal Challenges

The San Marcos Foothills Preserve is a protected area encompassing 200 acres of oak savanna and grassland between Santa Barbara and Goleta.
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UCSB Professors, With Co-Authors From UC Davis and UC Riverside, Publish Book on the Sierra Nevada

California’s quintessential mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, extends 400 miles from the southernmost tip of the Cascades down to the Transverse Ranges in southern California. 
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A Time For Reflection At Terror Rift

Luyendyk, Sorlien and their collaborators have been working with seismic reflection data to construct seismic profiles and visualize faulting along the Terror Rift. 
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