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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
July 17, 2018

SERVIR and the Climate Hazards Group (CHG) at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) have developed an improved rainfall forecast dataset, CHIRPS-GEFS, which merges two highly recognized datasets: Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station (CHIRPS) and the Global Ensemble Forecasting System (GEFS).

July 13, 2018

When you see something you want in the store, you reach for it. When you notice the traffic lights begin to change green, you put your foot down. And while these things seem like completely natural responses to everyday occurrences, there’s a lot more going on in the brain than we give it credit for.

July 12, 2018

When it comes to climate change, Democrats and Republicans are generally in agreement — they just don’t realize it

July 9, 2018

It's the most powerful conservation tool in the world—and it needs to be updated


Divisional announcements and opportunities

Three graduate students are awarded prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships

UCSB announces winners of Thomas More Storke Award and other top university prizes

UCSB researcher Irene Chen is recognized for her work with a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Researchers from UCSB take home poster prizes at the 2018 UC Chemical Symposium.