science

Jake Javier

In November, California voters will be deciding on a dozen statewide ballot measures. One is about funding stem cell research through bonds, Proposition 14.  

"Quantum supremacy" achieved on the Central Coast

Oct 24, 2019
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Google announced this week it has achieved a historic technology breakthrough on the Central Coast, by creating “quantum supremacy.” Working with a team from the University of California at Santa Barbara, the company says it has solved a next-to-impossible mathematical problem in record time, and it could change human understanding of what computers can do.

Tyler Pratt/KCBX News

If you wake up early this coming Saturday and look to the north, or the south - depending where you on are on the Central Coast - you may see history in the making. 

UCSB

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara will spend the next year studying the effects of last May's big oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel. 

The next time you make an angry face, you may be comforted to know that the elements of that face are built into our genetic makeup.

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara in collaboration with Australia's Griffith University have identified the functional advantages behind the face. The findings are in the current edition of the journal Evolution and Human Behavior.

The scientists say every aspect of the angry face—from your mouth up to your eyebrows—is aimed at intimidating your subject. The look has evolved to make you look stronger.

The Age of Radiance

Apr 18, 2014

In his latest book, bestselling author Craig Nelson provides the first full history of the Atomic Age.  He takes his readers through the discovery of the X-ray to the nuclear plant meltdown in Japan.