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The Division of Physical & Biological Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz is a global engine of high-impact science and student research experiences. Take a look at what you can do here, then join us and make your own impact on the world.

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Artist’s impression of a record-breaking fast radio burstRecord-breaking fast radio burst is most distant ever detected

Oct. 19, 2023 Scientists have discovered an eight-billion-year-old fast radio burst (FRB) – the most ancient and distant located to date.

The edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet, where recent melting has left bare ground. (Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute)A new 66 million-year history of carbon dioxide offers little comfort for today

Dec. 8, 2023 A massive new review of ancient atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels and corresponding temperatures lays out a daunting picture of where the Earth’s climate may be headed.

Group photo with the Chancellor; in front of board titled Investing in Tomorrow's BiodiveristyUC Santa Cruz co-hosts forum where worldwide leaders look at ways to help sustainability policies

Nov. 14, 2023 With a focus on sustaining and strengthening global biodiversity in the face of climate change, UC Santa Cruz co-hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation University Leaders' Forum in San Francisco.

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