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Research Spotlight: Psychological and Brain Sciences Program

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer The University of California, Santa Barbara offers a wide range of graduate programs in addition to its undergraduate studies. The Department of...

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...

UCSB Professor Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Bijan Saniee Staff Writer University of California, Santa Barbara Professor Emeritus Arthur Gossard will speak at the White House later this month and formally receive the...

Stanford Researchers Develop Artificial Skin that can Detect Pressure

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Stanford University chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao and his research team have developed a plastic “skin” that can deliver sensory inputs to...

96% of Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Researchers at Boston University and the Department of Veterans Affairs have found chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 87...

Microsoft Creates Underwater Data Centers

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer The future of data centers may be twenty thousand leagues under the sea — at least, that’s what researchers at Microsoft believe....

Middle East Particle Accelerator Reaches Across Borders

Rishika Kenkre Staff Writer Nine nations in the Middle East are working together to develop a particle accelerator, known as Sesame. As a result of the...

Scientists Set Their Minds to Growing Miniature Brains

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez, Staff illustrator Scientists have successfully grown "mini brains" that may help cure cancer, autism and Alzheimer's. To do this, researchers...

Researcher Develops Artificial Leaves

Rishika Kenkre University of California, Berkeley researcher Peidong Yang has created an artificial mechanism that mimics the system of leaves, producing oxygen in the process...