Science & Tech

UC Santa Barbara Targets Zika

Part of six-UC research project to develop effective tactics against virus-carrying mosquito. Read story.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Not All Wrack Is Ruin

Sea wrack, or kelp, keeps the bugs and the birds alive, depending on beach management. Read story.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Rising Tides: Sea Levels in Santa Barbara

The rapidly melting Antarctic Ice Sheet is slowly swelling toward us. Read story.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Invasive Tamarisk Targeted by Forest Service

The weed has spread into Los Padres and poses a fire danger. Read story.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Can Giant Kelp Be Restored Off Goleta Beach?

A surfer-engineer is diving to find out. Read story.

Originally published 7:18 a.m., June 2, 2017
Updated 12:00 p.m., June 6, 2017

Self-Mutating Microbes Discovered

Tiny archaea found to be able to split their genes and target genetic mutation. Read story.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Ocean-Air Carbon Dioxide Chemistry Experiment

UCSB's Tim Devries decodes the variability of CO2 absorption. Read story.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

No Rain, No Beach

Dry El Niño proved devastating to California beaches. Read story.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tiger Salamander Recovery Plan Released

Northern Santa Barbara County endangered species needs vernal pools and squirrel burrows to thrive. Read story.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Las Cumbres Observatory Connects Us to the Cosmos

Headquartered in Goleta, the world’s first global telescope network is now opening eyes and blowing minds. Read story.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Three Companies Receive Clean Energy Awards

They're changing the world one photon or scum pond at a time. Read story.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Brown Pelican Results Are In

Crowdsourced population count in May a part of ongoing studies. Read story.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Weakened Corals Can Succumb to Parrotfish

Florida Keys experiment simulated nutrient pollution and climate factors. Read story.

Monday, June 13, 2016

An Acidic Ocean a Foregone Conclusion for Decades

West Coast expected to face severe changes to ecosystems. Read story.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Computer Expert Raises New Concerns for Bitcoin Users

Electronic currency system may not be as safe as it appears. Read story.

Monday, May 23, 2016
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