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  • Broken pieces of grey and orange pottery of many different sizes assembled on a dark blue background
    Among ancient Mayas, cacao was not a food exclusive to the elite, but was important — and common — to all
  • Physicists answer a decades-old question about interacting quantum particles in a disordered system
  • Giant mechanical wheel covered in a grey tent sitting in a green river surrounded by foliage
    “Trash wheel” in Panama captures plastic in rivers before it reaches ocean; project advised by Benioff Oceans team
  • Marine research and conservation institutions band together to expand whale-saving technology

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  • Aerial view of green lawn running through buildings
    The campus again lands in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 10, ranking No. 7 among the country’s top public universities

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UCSB physicist Paul Hansma discusses how to improve bone health
UCSB physicist Paul Hansma discusses how to improve bone health
The new simulation illustrates how the flickering light around a black hole can encode information about the system.
The new simulation illustrates how the flickering light around a black hole can encode information about the system.
  • Two silver colored fish swim above a red coral reef in dark blue water
    Marc and Lynne Benioff gift the university $60 million to support ocean science research and solutions

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