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  • Oarfish hosted parasites, giving scientists insight into bony fish

    Oarfish hosted parasites, giving scientists insight into bony fish
    Researchers have discovered that the massive oarfish hosts several types of parasites, revealing clues about the serpent-like fish’s habitat, UC Santa Barbara announced this week. Parasitologists at the university obtained small tissue samples --...
  • UC crowd-funding effort brings in $1.3 million -- and some fun

    UC crowd-funding effort brings in $1.3 million --  and some fun
    An unusual effort by the UC system to raise scholarship money through online crowd-funding tactics -- including promises by faculty and students to lead hikes, wash cars and wear kooky costumes -- has garnered $1.3 million, officials said Wednesday. The...
  • Letter of intent day: Let the celebration begin

    Letter of intent day: Let the celebration begin
    Wednesday is the first day high school seniors can sign an early national letter of intent for all sports but football, soccer, track and field, cross country and men's water polo. Across Southern California, athletes are celebrating with classmates and...
  • Two meningitis-related cases confirmed at UC Santa Barbara

    Two meningitis-related cases confirmed at UC Santa Barbara
    Health officials at UC Santa Barbara are on high alert after two students were recently diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis. The students have been isolated and are receiving medical treatment, according to the Santa Barbara County...
  • Third meningitis case confirmed among students at UC Santa Barbara

    Third meningitis case confirmed among students at UC Santa Barbara
    A third UC Santa Barbara student has been diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis, public health officials announced Thursday. The first two confirmed cases of meningococcal disease were of male students, the first one of whom fell ill Nov....
  • Protesters gather to march against sex trafficking in Compton

    Protesters gather to march against sex trafficking in Compton
    Hundreds of people are expected to gather Thursday evening on Long Beach Boulevard in Compton to march against the sex trafficking of children and teenagers along the notorious strip. The march, scheduled to begin at Palmer Avenue at 6:30 p.m. and end...
  • Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research

    Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research
    Nobel prizes in science often go to researchers of an advanced age — many are retired by the time the call comes from Oslo saying they've won. Fred Kavli, a Norwegian immigrant who got rich from a business he founded in Van Nuys making...
  • Fourth meningitis case confirmed at UC Santa Barbara

    Fourth meningitis case confirmed at UC Santa Barbara
    Officials are suspending fraternity events and parties at UC Santa Barbara after a fourth student was diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced the fourth case Monday. All four...
  • Costco: The Bible is fiction, Ron Burgundy's memoir is not

    Costco: The Bible is fiction, Ron Burgundy's memoir is not
    Remember when that Simi Valley pastor caused a minor stir when he tweeted that Costco had labeled the Bible fiction? And how Fox Nation tried, but just couldn't make the simple error into another faux cause for outrage? Costco said its distributor...
  • Fourth meningitis case has UC Santa Barbara students on edge

    Fourth meningitis case has UC Santa Barbara students on edge
    UC Santa Barbara students say a fourth case of meningitis confirmed on campus has left them feeling unsettled and paranoid. Four undergraduate students, three male and one female, became infected last month. Two of the students have recovered and are...
  • 10 students injured in Watts after physics experiment goes awry

    10 students injured in Watts after physics experiment goes awry
    At least five students were hospitalized after a science experiment malfunctioned at a Watts charter high school on Tuesday. A physics teacher at Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy asked his students to estimate the speed of a marble that was being...