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Viral TED talk on body ideals warns against ‘conflation of appearance with health’

Professor and medical anthropologist Nancy Chen’s talk on healthy bodies has been viewed more than 780,000 times.

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A lunar honor for explorer Matthew Henson, thanks to a UCLA graduate student

A crater on the moon is now named for the Black Arctic explorer, whose achievements were played down in his lifetime.

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Quiz: How much do you know about the Nobel Prize?

Not everyone can win a Nobel, but this is the next best thing. Prizes are announced starting Oct. 5.

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New program brings leading contemporary artists to UC Davis classrooms

UC Davis opens its doors to exciting new work as it launches the most extensive artist residency program of its kind in the United States.

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Maryam Karimi: This generation in Afghanistan will not give up

The third-year student, born in Afghanistan in September 2001, has seen a lifetime of struggle in her home country but still expects her generation to persevere.

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Holding stellar nurseries in your hands

Nia Imara and her collaborators have created new, 3D-printed models that provide a deeper understanding of distant star formations.

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Ashley Nicole Black, UC Santa Cruz theater arts alumna, earns dual Emmy nod

Already an Emmy winner for her work on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” Black is behind the laughs on a number of shows, from “A Black Lady Sketch Show” to “Ted Lasso.”

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New book explores how an epidemic shaped Christianity in the Americas

A new book details how Indigenous Mexicans rebuilt the Roman Catholic Church in the aftermath of an outbreak.

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In the words of the Buddha

UC Santa Barbara joins forces with global 84000 project to translate entirety of the Tibetan Buddhist canon.

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The write stuff

A writing workshop for student veterans offers an opportunity to tell their stories and connect with peers.