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Tuesday, September 29th 2020

New Fossil Evidence Suggests Early Humans Left Africa 50,000 Years Earlier than Previously Thought

Jessica Gang Recent analysis of a remarkably well-preserved jawbone that researchers discovered in Israel reveals that Homo sapiens may have begun their exodus from Africa...

COVID-19 Stimulates Increase in Automation

Ariel Andres Contributing Writer Now that reported COVID-19 cases have surpassed 1.4 million worldwide and businesses are trying to fill the gap left by employees, Andrew...

Proteins Could Help Purify Contaminated Water

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer A tenacious membrane, using thin amyloid protein fibers to pull out heavy metals and radioactive wastes, could help purify water. According to the...

From Mapping the Universe to a YouTube Career: An Interview with Physics Professor Andy...

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Andy Howell is a member of the Physics Department at UCSB, but he also leads the supernova division of the Las Cumbres...

The Ongoing Debate Behind Oil Rigs on the Californian Coast

Krystal Chen Staff Writer The existence of oil rigs off the coast of California has been a continuous issue in Santa Barbara over decades. Ever since...

UCSB Hosts First Kavli BRAIN Showcase

Jessica Gang Opinions Editor UC Santa Barbara hosted its first Kavli BRAIN showcase from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Loma Pelona...

Skirmantas Janusonis and the Enigma of Hyperserotonemia

Sruti Mamidanna Imagine that you are holding a brain in your hands. If we removed all the brain cells we would be left with the...

Data Science Club Hosts Annual Project Showcase

Jeremy Levine Staff Writer Does the phrase “machine learning” make you quiver in confusion? Do you look at a spreadsheet of data and feel brooding terror?...

Hookah Delivers More Smoke than Cigarettes

Bijan Sainee Staff Writer A recent study at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine has found that the average hookah smoking session delivers about 125...

Plans to Map Mars with ‘Marsbees’ Unveiled by NASA

Jessica Gang Staff Writer NASA unveiled tentative plans to replace its traditional land-based Mars rovers with cutting edge flapping wing aerospace architectures on March 30th. These...