Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

Biodemography Laboratory Opens After Renovation

Dominick Ojeda Under the direction of UCSB anthropology professor Michael Gurven, the newly renovated Biodemography Laboratory allows undergraduate and graduate students to discover medical explanations...

Appreciating Preserved Wildlife at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Conservation

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Algae, raptors, and bears are only three of the many specimens that eventually find their way to collections of The Cheadle Center...

Plans to Map Mars with ‘Marsbees’ Unveiled by NASA

Jessica Gang Staff Writer NASA unveiled tentative plans to replace its traditional land-based Mars rovers with cutting edge flapping wing aerospace architectures on March 30th. These...

Could Coffee Cause Cancer? California Seems to Say Yes

Dylan Goldman Staff Writer Much to the dissatisfaction of Starbucks and other major coffee sellers in California, the coffee industry will be required to put clear...

UCSB Researcher Tries to Understand Massive Sea Star Population Declines

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Carol Blanchette, a faculty member at UCSB, researches marine and community ecology, as well as balancing leadership roles in the Partnership for...

Groundbreaking Study Maps Global Fishing Patterns

Dylan Goldman Staff Writer Scientists at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management recently published a first-of-its-kind study about their four-year project that tracked most...

UCSB Helps Advance the Field of Aquaculture

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer A team of researchers, including fellows and faculty at the UC Santa Barbara National Center for Ecological Analysis and the Bren School...

Cancer-Fighting Vaccine Tested on Mice

Victoria Penate A new discovery has been made regarding a particular type of stem cell which has proven effective in reducing or eliminating cancer cells...

“Where’s the Bear?” Project Identifies Animals with Digital Cameras and Machine Learning

Victoria Penante A team of professors and students from the UC Santa Barbara Department of Computer Science has developed a system designed to aid ecological...

Self-Cloning Crayfish Undergoes Population Explosion

Jessica Gang At first glance, it reads like the plotline of a bad horror movie: a ten-legged mutant creature is born with the ability to...