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Locally supportive climates may do little to aid mental health for LGBTQ+ youth amidst broader societal stigma

New research shows little difference in mental health outcomes for LGBTQ+ youth between some of California's most and least supportive communities for sexual and gender diversity. The findings also indicate factors that may contribute to this trend.
8-Aug-2022 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Data from elephant seals reveal new features of marine heatwave ‘the Blob’

The North Pacific Blob, was the largest and longest-lasting marine heatwave on record. A new study using data collected by elephant seals reveals that in addition to the well documented surface warming, deeper warm-water anomalies associated with...
3-Aug-2022 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Autistic Adults Have Become Increasingly Visible in Media, Books, Television, and More in the Past Decade, but Challenges with Representation Persist

Researchers documented a shift toward more representation for adults in popular portrayals of autism, which have historically focused on children.
29-Jun-2022 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

These Red Flags Can Let You Know When You’re in an Online Echo Chamber

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have identified specific elements of tone and style in online speech that are linked to hyperpartisan echo chambers. These language markers could also prove useful for flagging spaces where disinformation may be likely...
28-Jun-2022 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Simulations reveal hydrodynamics of planetary engulfment by expanding star

When our sun exhausts the hydrogen fuel in its core some 5 billion years from now, it will expand to become a red giant, engulfing the inner planets.
13-Jun-2022 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mutating COVID-19 lineages will be more accurately identified using upgraded technology to track virus family tree

As COVID-19 continues to mutate, software developed and maintained at the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Genomics Institute will now be at the core of the primary tool used by health officials worldwide to track the spread of variants in...
13-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemical analysis reveals effects of wildfire smoke on grapes and wines

Volatile compounds in wildfire smoke are absorbed by grapes and produce an unpleasant taste called “smoke taint” in wines. A new study provides valuable data and guidelines for using analytical chemistry to identify grapes and wines affected by...
11-Mar-2022 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Economic benefits of earlier social distancing revealed through impacts of rainy weather on coronavirus outbreaks

Economists at UC Santa Cruz used rainy weather as a natural experiment to understand how communities across the U.S. that started some form of social distancing slightly earlier may have experienced significant economic benefits.
4-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Psychologist shares tips for children’s holiday gifts that challenge gender stereotypes

Thinking beyond the bounds of toy-related gender stereotypes can help kids get the broadest possible range of benefits out of their gifts this holiday season.
6-Dec-2021 7:05 PM EST

AXA Chair at UC Santa Cruz funds efforts to build coastal resilience naturally

Global insurance company AXA has established the AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience at UC Santa Cruz to support the work of Michael Beck, a research professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences and the Department of Ocean Sciences, to advance the...
1-Dec-2020 11:35 AM EST

UC Santa Cruz Professor Aims to Expand Science Internships for High School Students

Astronomer Puragra GuhaThakurta is using a sabbatical at Google to explore ways to expand and diversify the Science Internship Program for high school students that he started in 2009 at UC Santa Cruz.
10-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Election Experts Available to Provide Commentary and Analysis

From polling and party politics to taxes and global warming, the following experts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are available to discuss the hot topics this election season.
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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