Science & Tech

Simply Stated: Is pulling an all-nighter for an exam worth it?

We’ve all been there — it’s the night before your 8 a.m. final and the library announces that late-night study is moving to the first and second floors. The question is: Do you get a good night...
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Best of Scientific Breakthroughs

A look back on notable scientific achievements from UCSB researchers during the 2024-2025 year.
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AAPI Faculty Highlight: UCSB professor Thuc-Quyen Nguyen’s path to pioneering chemistry

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, an award-winning researcher at UC Santa Barbara and Director of Center for Polymers and Organic Solids, has made significant contributions to modern organic electronic devices as a ...
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Maykonome: Conservationist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier speaks on ocean protection efforts

On Friday, May 10, Cristina Mittermeier spoke as part of UC Santa Barbara’s Arts and Lectures “Earth, Air, Fire, Water” series, sharing with audiences her experiences as a photographer and how t...
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UCSB hosts collegiate California Workshop on Evolutionary Social Science

UC Santa Barbara hosted the annual California Workshop on Evolutionary Social Science for the first time since 2018 from May 3-5. 
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Diversifying the outdoors with wildlife biologist Rae Wynn-Grant

Four-time Emmy-nominated ecologist, television personality, author and Bren School of Environmental Science and Management researcher Rae Wynn-Grant spoke at the Pacific View Room at UC Santa Barbara ...
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“What if We Get it Right?”: Author Ayana Elizabeth Johnson urges audience to consider the possibility of creating a climate-friendly future

On May 7, UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures hosted marine biologist, policy expert and author Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.
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Making sure it’s Correkt: a group of UCSB students set out to revolutionize the ethics of AI chatbots

When second-year computer science major Alexzendor Misra first came to UC Santa Barbara in Fall Quarter 2022, he had no idea an ill-fated encounter with a conspiracy-believing peer would inspire the c...
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NYU professor proposes solutions for sustainable agriculture at Bren Hall

On April 29 Sonali McDermid, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University, presented at UC Santa Barbara’s Bren Hall to share her expertise on sustainable methods of reducing ...
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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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Are we fossil fools? A wake-up call for Earth Day

In honor of this year’s Earth Day, two determined engineers by the names of Craig Smith and William Fletcher presented their key findings on climate change at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural His...
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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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Marijuana and munchies: A possible homeopathic solution

At the heart of cannabis culture, beyond the red eyes, giggles and relaxation, lies an indescribable feeling: the “munchies.”
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Faculty Feature: Dr. Jean-Marie Volland’s road to UCSB

Dr. Jean-Marie Volland, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Barbara, is delving into the micro-world beyond the scope of the microsco...
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Methane-measuring satellite takes off from Santa Barbara

On March 4, SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base one hour away from UC Santa Barbara. On board the rocket was Vandenberg Space Force Base, a satellite capable of mappin...
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