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Researchers Attempt HIV-Proof Embryos

Jennica Martin With each technological advance humans make, a myriad of ethical issues are always unveiled. A research team led by Dr. Yong Fan from...

Researchers Further Artificial Intelligence

Judy Lau Staff Writer Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara have developed a functional artificial neural circuit of about 100 artificial synapses, or junctions...

‘BPA-Free’ Might Not be Safer

Peter Crump Staff Writer Bisphenol-A (BPA), an industrial chemical used in some plastics that has been linked to birth defects and developmental problems with fetuses and...

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,...

COVID-19 Stimulates Increase in Automation

Ariel Andres Contributing Writer Now that reported COVID-19 cases have surpassed 1.4 million worldwide and businesses are trying to fill the gap left by employees, Andrew...

‘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...

Testing Animals for COVID-19

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

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...

Skirmantas Janusonis and the Enigma of Hyperserotonemia

Sruti Mamidanna Imagine that you are holding a brain in your hands. If we removed all the brain cells we would be left with the...

Record Breaking U.S. Astronaut Improves Understanding of Human Reactions to Spaceflight

Hollie Jinks Illustration by Allie Sullberg On October 16, 2015, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly began his 383 days in space and broke the record for the...