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Megadrought on the Horizon?

Arturo Samaniego As the old saying goes, it is always darkest before the dawn. But is it also always driest before the storm? According to...

Appreciating Preserved Wildlife at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Conservation

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Algae, raptors, and bears are only three of the many specimens that eventually find their way to collections of The Cheadle Center...

Preview: Recruitment Commences for Fifth Annual SB Hacks Event

Claudia Mazur SB Hacks, an organization that organizes the biggest hackathon on campus, has begun the process of recruiting volunteers and hackers for the fifth...

What Drives Frogs to Extinction?

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer An entire population rapidly wiped out: this was the subject of Andrea Adams’s pHD thesis, which explored why Rana boylii, also known...

Boy Receives First Successful Bilateral Hand Transplant

Mimi Liu Staff Writer Eight-year-old Zion Harvey is the first child in the world to successfully receive a bilateral hand transplant, which was performed successfully last...

Memories of Holocaust Survivors Help Map Gratitude in the Brain

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator A recent study examining the effects of gratitude on the brain has been made possible with the...

Zoomorph App: A Look Through Animals’ Eyes

Cassie Zhang Have you ever wondered how animals see the world? Have you ever watched Hachi: A Dog’s Tale and thought about how your puppy...

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...

Stanford Battery Research Seems Positive

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer What can you do in one minute? Microwave some cup noodles? Reply to an email? Brush your teeth? How about charge your...

Jayich Lab Develops New Nanotechnology

Rishika Kenkre Staff Writer The University of California, Santa Barbara Quantum Sensing and Imaging Group has found a way to improve spatial resolution using their newly...