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What was once a seemingly endless amount of ice in the Arctic is shrinking faster than predicted by most climate change studies.

Many scientists say climate change is the main culprit. But, a UC Santa Barbara climatologist says a new study shows between a third and half of the Arctic ice lost may be due to something that's not a manmade impact.  It may be due to nature, through a major shift in wind patterns.

Do you ever feel like you’re brain is a little slower at problem solving than when we were younger?

A new UC Santa Barbara research study shows that as we get older, the international communication in our brains isn’t as synchronized as when we were younger, even though there is no memory impairment. But, researchers say not to worry. They say their study shows as we age, our brains components in effect figure out how to change their internal communication.