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April 20, 2015
  • The third largest mammal on Earth, hippos are distant relatives of whales.  Photo Credit: Jen Guyton

The third largest mammal on Earth, hippos are distant relatives of whales.  Photo Credit: Jen Guyton

April 15, 2015
  • Large Hadron Collider

The Compact Muon Solenoid detector has been upgraded with an additional muon detecting layer

- See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/015317/once-more-unto-breach#sthash.5fAukI...

The Compact Muon Solenoid detector has been upgraded with an additional muon detecting layer

- See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/015317/once-more-unto-breach#sthash.5fAukI...

The Compact Muon Solenoid detector has been upgraded with an additional muon detecting layer - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/015317/once-more-unto-breach#sthash.5fAukI...
The Compact Muon Solenoid detector has been upgraded with an additional muon detecting layer - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/015317/once-more-unto-breach#sthash.5fAukI...
The Compact Muon Solenoid detector has been upgraded with an additional muon detecting layer - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/015317/once-more-unto-breach#sthash.5fAukI...

The Compact Muon Solenoid detector has been upgraded with an additional muon detecting layer.

April 8, 2015

Has our fear of spiders evolved since prehistoric times? And if so, are we now genetically programmed to be arachnophobes?

April 6, 2015
  • Researchers looked at the degree to which brain regions mirrored each other during a six-week learning process, looking for differences between people who picked up a simple game immediately and those who learned more gradually. Most striking was the way the parts of the brain associated with motor control and visual perception became increasingly independent as the participants mastered the game. Image: Nature Neuroscience

Researchers looked at the degree to which brain regions mirrored each other during a six-week learning process, looking for differences between people who picked up a simple game immediately and those who learned more gradually. Most striking was the way the parts of the brain associated with motor control and visual perception became increasingly independent as the participants mastered the game. Image: Nature Neuroscience

 

Announcements

Divisional announcements and opportunities

Four UC Santa Barbara Ph.D. students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this summer to meet and mingle with 70 Nobel Laureates on a picturesque island in Germany.

As ocean acidification and warming continue to increase due to climate change, how will California fisheries respond?

  • Professor Douglas McCauley

UC Santa Barbara’s Douglas McCauley has been selected to receive a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship.

Craig Carlson, chair of UC Santa Barbara's Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (EEMB), has received the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).