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Friday, May 29th 2020

The Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Ben FioricaContributing Writer As of April 26, there have been 2,971,477 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide. Of those cases,...

New Research on Quantum Computing Stems from UCSB Professors

Xander Apicella Science and Tech Editor A quantum revolution is coming, and UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) is leading the charge. In a talk at the Good...

Tyson Foods Inc. Invests in Lab-Grown Meat Production

Krystal Chen Staff Writer Tyson Foods Inc., the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, recently announced that it plans to work...

Effects of LSD on Brain

Kin Ho For centuries, people have been using substances to alter their state of mind. For the first time in history, scientists have developed a...

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...

Carbon Farming Coming to Santa Barbara

Tanner Walker Staff Writer Carbon ranching is coming to Santa Barbara, but farmers aren’t growing carbon — they’re putting it back into the ground. With the help of...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...