Wednesday, June 20th 2018

The Plastic Plight of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Annette Ding Staff Writer The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a 79,000 ton mass of debris floating in the North Pacific Ocean. An international team...

Groundbreaking Study Maps Global Fishing Patterns

Dylan Goldman Staff Writer Scientists at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management recently published a first-of-its-kind study about their four-year project that tracked most...

Explaining the Cambridge Analytica Scandal to a Student

Jack Alegre Features Editor While scrolling through your Facebook timeline, you might have noticed something called Cambridge Analytica pop up more than once. If that less-than-thrilling...

UCSB Helps Advance the Field of Aquaculture

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer A team of researchers, including fellows and faculty at the UC Santa Barbara National Center for Ecological Analysis and the Bren School...

Turkey Creates State-Backed Cryptocurrency “Turkcoin”

Jacob Wong Student investors at UCSB looking for the next hot Bitcoin or Ethereum, look no further: cryptocurrency is coming to Turkey. Dubbed “Turkcoin,” the...

Severe Drought Grips Santa Barbara County, Again

Victoria Penate A large portion of California is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions, which could potentially lead to another statewide drought. There has been a...

Google Tightens Hold on Digital Ad Industry With New Policy of Automatically Blocking Ads

Jessica Gang Staff Writer On Feb. 15, Google implemented a new ad-blocking policy that aims to automatically block ads that fail to comply with the new...

Samsung Impresses Users with Unveiling of Galaxy S9

Ziqiang Zhao Staff Writer Samsung’s Galaxy S9 has attracted much attention from people all over the world since the beginning of 2018, and details of the...

SpaceX Impresses with the Falcon 9 Rocket

Dylan Goldman Staff Writer After minor difficulties and two delays, SpaceX finally launched a single core of their  anticipated Falcon 9 rocket along with two subsidiary...

Cancer-Fighting Vaccine Tested on Mice

Victoria Penate A new discovery has been made regarding a particular type of stem cell which has proven effective in reducing or eliminating cancer cells...