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'Condor Watch' enlists citizen scientists to help an endangered species

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists. More...

Orbital physics is child's play with 'Super Planet Crash'

An online game and educational resources are offshoots of the software astronomers use to find planets beyond our solar system More...

UCSC Arboretum holds annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 12

The Arboretum offers new, colorful, drought-tolerant, and unusual plants for creating dynamic central coast gardens. More...

Lick's Automated Planet Finder: First robotic telescope for planet hunters

In its first months of operation, the APF has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come More...

Reintroduction experiments give new hope for a plant on the brink of extinction

A critically endangered plant is inching back from the brink of extinction thanks to a UCSC plant ecologist and her students. More...

Yosemite bears and human food: Study reveals changing diets over past century

A new study reveals how much human food has contributed to the diets of Yosemite bears over the past century. More...

UCSC students shine at CAMP Statewide Symposium

Five UC Santa Cruz undergraduates received awards for their research presentations at the 2014 CAMP symposium More...

Spotted seal study reveals sensitive hearing in air and water

Two spotted seals at Long Marine Lab are giving scientists a rare opportunity to learn about how these arctic seals perceive their environment. More...

When a black hole shreds a star, a bright flare tells the story

A new study shows what happens during the disruption of a star as it falls into a black hole More...

UCSC planetary scientist Ian Garrick-Bethell wins Sloan Research Fellowship

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship to Ian Garrick-Bethell, assistant professor of Earth and planetary sciences. More...

UCSC humanities research institute to participate in Mellon Foundation grant

The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) at UC Santa Cruz has been selected to participate in a $1.35 million grant awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. More...

Friends of Long Marine Lab supports 16 student research projects

Friends of LML Student Research and Education Awards will support studies of sea otters, sperm whales, extreme waves, and more. More...

Amborella genome sequenced using material from UCSC Arboretum

The UCSC Arboretum provided plant material from the its collections to researchers working on the Amborella genome project. More...

UCSC ranked second for research influence in world university rankings

In an analysis of the world's top universities, UCSC ranked second in research influence. More...

UCSC partners with Stanford, Salk Institute in stem cell genomics center

The California stem cell agency will fund a $40 million center to bridge the fields of genomics and stem cell research. More...

UCSC appoints Scott Brandt as vice chancellor for research

As vice chancellor for research, Scott Brandt provides executive leadership and coordination for UCSC research administration and planning. More...

Howard Haber and Abraham Seiden to give Faculty Research Lecture on Feb. 11

"The Higgs Boson Unleashed" will be a joint presentation by UCSC physicists Howard Haber and Abraham Seiden More...

Electrical engineer Holger Schmidt named Optical Society Fellow

Holger Schmidt, professor of electrical engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Optical Society More...

Institute of Arts and Sciences third LASER talk on Jan. 28

UCSC’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its third “LASER” talk on Tuesday, January 28, beginning at 6:45 p.m. in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC building, Room 108).
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Astronomer Sandra Faber to give public talk Feb. 5 on our cosmic future

Renowned UC Santa Cruz astronomer Sandra Faber will give a free public lecture on astronomy and cosmology on Wednesday, February 5. More...