Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

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...

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...

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...

UCSB Helps Advance the Field of Aquaculture

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer A team of researchers, including fellows and faculty at the UC Santa Barbara National Center for Ecological Analysis and the Bren School...

UCSB Researcher Tries to Understand Massive Sea Star Population Declines

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Carol Blanchette, a faculty member at UCSB, researches marine and community ecology, as well as balancing leadership roles in the Partnership for...

Big Ideas Competition Lets Students Turn Ideas Into Reality

Anais Tournier Staff Writer Over the last 12 years, Big Ideas, an entrepreneurship competition, has given University of California students opportunities to turn creative thoughts into...

Appreciating Preserved Wildlife at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Conservation

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Algae, raptors, and bears are only three of the many specimens that eventually find their way to collections of The Cheadle Center...

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...

“Where’s the Bear?” Project Identifies Animals with Digital Cameras and Machine Learning

Victoria Penante A team of professors and students from the UC Santa Barbara Department of Computer Science has developed a system designed to aid ecological...