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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...

UCSB Physics Professor Wins 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

Jack Shea Lars Bildsten, a University of California, Santa Barbara professor in theoretical physics, received the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics last month. Answering...

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...

Scientists Embark on a New Project to Genetically Engineer Dogs

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez Researchers at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health in China have been working to genetically alter beagles. More specifically,...

Watching Whales Go By

Tanner Walker Staff Writer Over 20,000 gray whales will pass by UCSB this spring on their journey between Mexico and Alaska. Gray whales spend their winters...

Preview: First Annual UCSB Womxn/Hacks Aims to Empower Female Programmers

Annie Huang Staff Writer UCSB will host its first hackathon specifically aimed towards women, Womxn/Hacks, this upcoming January. The event takes place over one weekend and...

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...

The Unlikely Superhero Behind Eliminating Greenhouse Gases: Algae

Tanner Walker New research in Australia has shown that feeding cattle seaweed nearly eliminates methane from their burps, reducing the emissions of a major greenhouse...

‘Martian Concrete’ Brings Humans Closer to the Red Planet

Peter Crump Staff Writer A major problem in efforts to colonize Mars is the sheer difficulty and expense in transporting resources and materials over there in...

George Degen Wins UCSB’s 7th Annual Grad Slam

Xander Apicella Science and Tech Editor On Friday, Apr. 19, George Degen — a chemical engineering grad student at UCSB — won the seventh annual Grad...