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Thursday, July 9th 2020

A Spotlight On UCSB’s Flourishing Physics Department

Nicole Luu Contributing Writer The physics department at UCSB has grown into one of the largest undergraduate physics departments in the U.S., due in large part...

UCSB Researchers in Cell Development Awarded Prestigious Grant

Tara Ahi Staff Writer Otger Campàs, an associate professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, along with his team, has received a prestigious research grant from...

Could Coffee Cause Cancer? California Seems to Say Yes

Dylan Goldman Staff Writer Much to the dissatisfaction of Starbucks and other major coffee sellers in California, the coffee industry will be required to put clear...

Testing Animals for COVID-19

Aiyana Fraas Staff Writer Getting test kits for COVID-19 has been difficult and costly, yet places...

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...

Researchers Find New Function for Protein in Cytokinesis

Judy Lau Staff Writer Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara have recently made new discoveries regarding a specific protein and its effects on cytokinesis, the...

North Korean Nuclear Reactor Worries Northeast Asia

Rishika Kenkre Staff Writer According to new satellite pictures, North Korea has restarted a reactor for producing plutonium in the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Institute. A Johns...

Exposing Children to “Good” Bacteria Could Help Prevent Asthma

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer A study conducted at the University of British Columbia discovered that “good” bacteria may play an important role in preventing asthma and...

Another Great Leap

Kin Ho Staff Writer In 1969, Wernher von Braun, mastermind behind the historic Apollo moon landing, was also drafting plans of Mars exploration. In 1989, President George...

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...