Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

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...

New Fossil Evidence Suggests Early Humans Left Africa 50,000 Years Earlier than Previously Thought

Jessica Gang Recent analysis of a remarkably well-preserved jawbone that researchers discovered in Israel reveals that Homo sapiens may have begun their exodus from Africa...

What Drives Frogs to Extinction?

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer An entire population rapidly wiped out: this was the subject of Andrea Adams’s pHD thesis, which explored why Rana boylii, also known...

Ice Deposits on Mars Could Help Supply Human Civilization There

Minh Hua A recent discovery of ice deposits on Mars made by a geologist at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) could put humanity one...