Friday, October 20th 2017

UCSB Researchers Receive Grant to Study Kelp

Maya Rapoport Using previous studies on kelp, a team of researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara are developing new technology and techniques to...

Santa Barbara Becomes a “Bee City”

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor The Santa Barbara city council on Tuesday, Sept. 19 unanimously passed a resolution to join the Bee City program, a...

Tides Have Turned with New Shark Deterrents

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor Beachgoers traumatized from hearing about the recent great white shark sightings and attacks in Santa Barbara should have less to...

Water Wars: The Battle of Oprah

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor Montecito’s water rights became national news after media reports said that Susan Geston, actress and producer, publicly questioned the amount...

Drones: A Nuisance or an Advancement?

Jackie Caldwell When you hear the word “drone,” what comes to mind? The remote-controlled camera-carriers from Best Buy? The way your high school physics teacher...

New Apps Help Students and Schools Combat Sexual Assault

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor From kindergarten to college, schools are starting to embrace the use of smartphone apps to protect students against sexual assault....

UCSB Students in Running to Design Hyperloop

Quincy Lee Staff Writer How fast can you transport something from L.A. to San Francisco? Engineering students at UCSB are building a pod that could go...

Why Humans are Such Peculiar Animals

Ameen Hussaini Staff Writer “Why are humans such peculiar animals?” This is the question that Doctor Cecilia Heyes of the University of Oxford is trying to...

The Human Environmental Geographer

Jack Shea Staff Writer University of California, Santa Barbara geography professor David López-Carr received the research excellence award at the American Association of Geography's April 2017...

The Plight of the Western Snowy Plover

Tanner Walker Staff Writer The Western Snowy Plover returned to its beachfront home in Los Angeles this spring after nearly 70 years of absence. The small...