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Thursday, June 4th 2020

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...

Health & Wellness Department Challenges Students to Sleep More

Krystal Chen Do you routinely fail to obtain eight hours of quality sleep at night? Is the sense of fatigue, dizziness, and fog after a...

Self-Cloning Crayfish Undergoes Population Explosion

Jessica Gang At first glance, it reads like the plotline of a bad horror movie: a ten-legged mutant creature is born with the ability to...

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...

Astrosom: Making Outer Space Accessible for Blind People

Peter McMaster Post-doc astrophysicist Greg Salvesen creates music out of astronomy data, making outer space more accessible to the blind and more engaging for non-scientists. Astrosom,...

Genetically Engineered Mini Pigs Allow People to Bring Home the Bacon

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator People in Shenzhen, China can soon bring home the bacon, in the form of dinner or a...

Pregnancy Changes a Mother’s Brain

Krystal Chen A study published in the journal "Nature Neuroscience" found that, over the course of a pregnancy, women undergo structural and functional alterations orchestrated...

Superhero Genes Fight Diseases

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Researchers have found that 13 out of 600,000 individuals have "super DNA" that offers protection against various debilitating conditions, and hopes to use...

Former UCSB Film & Media Studies Department Chair Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Hannah Maerowitz Science & Tech Editor A poet, an analytical chemist, a violinist, and a media scholar have all won the same award. This may sound...

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...