UnderTheC’s Recommended Book List
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UnderTheC’s Recommended Book List

The winter holiday season is quickly approaching, which if you’re lucky means some extra free time away from work or school. Here at UnderTheC, we have compiled a recommend reading list of some of our favorite science related books to keep you occupied and entertained!   Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime by Ellen Prager (Justin) NPR article … Continue reading

White House Launches Microbiome Initiative, Includes the Ocean!
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White House Launches Microbiome Initiative, Includes the Ocean!

Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology in collaboration with other Federal agencies and private companies announced a new National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) aiming to accelerate studies on microbiome research including the ocean microbiome. Their aims are summarized in three points: Support interdisciplinary research Develop platform tecnologies Expanding the microbiome workforce This essentially … Continue reading

Reusable Rockets: Entering the Next Era of Spaceflight
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Reusable Rockets: Entering the Next Era of Spaceflight

What if we threw away the airplane every time we flew from L.A. to New York? We would never fly. This analogy is one I repeatedly hear from people at SpaceX, a California-based company with the mission “to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.” The core of achieving this … Continue reading

Toxic Algae Strike Again: Domoic Acid Poisoning in California
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Toxic Algae Strike Again: Domoic Acid Poisoning in California

The dungeness crab fishery in the US represents a $170 million market, but you may have seen in the headlines that this year’s crab pots will remain empty and fishing vessels are staying in their harbors. The root of the problem can be traced back to Pseudo-nitzschia, a common type of phytoplankton which produces a toxin … Continue reading

Visualizing Upwelling
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Visualizing Upwelling

My current research has a lot to do with coastal upwelling so I’ve been looking into ways to show people how it works. For those that do not know, upwelling is a wind-driven phenomenon where cool nutrient-rich water rises to the ocean surface. When wind blows across the ocean in a particular direction, surface water … Continue reading