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Thursday, July 9th 2020

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...

Fecal Transplant Pills Can’t Help But Raise a Few Eyebrows

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator If you believe in the phrase “you are what you eat,” then you might not want to...

Gene Drive: Possible Solution for Zika Virus?

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Zika virus, what started as a relatively unknown mosquito-borne disease in Africa and a few Pacific islands, that occasionally produced very mild...

Aquaculture Ascendant: How Farming Fish Could Fix World Hunger

Jeremy Levine Copy Editor Picture walking into the dining commons and seeing, instead of overcooked swai fish (who actually knows what swai fish is?), heaps of...

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...

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...

No New Friends: Study Suggests Brain Can Only Keep 150 Social Connections

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Back in the 1990s, British anthropologist Robin Dunbar hypothesized that the number of significant relationships a human can have is limited by...

NASA Discovers Proof of Liquid Water on Mars

Rishika Kenkre Image Courtesy of NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Through the use of their Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA has found proof of liquid water currently flowing on...

Scientific Diving Certification Allows Students to Explore New Depths

Hannah Maerowitz Science & Tech Editor Although UCSB is well-known for its scenic surroundings, it is also proximate to some of the best diving sites in...

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...