Saturday, January 18th 2020

UCSB Researchers Develop Synthetic Blood Platelets

Judy Lau Staff Writer Photo by Taylor Yeerong, Staff Photographer Researchers in the Department of Chemical Engineering and at Center for Bioengineering (CBE) at the University of California,...

Google Dives into Cancer Cell Research

Judy Lau Staff Writer Google is designing tiny magnetic particles to patrol the human body for signs of cancer, providing an early warning system for diseases. The...

Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics Receives $65 Million Grant

Judy Lau Staff Writer Photos by Taylor Yeerong Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman and billionaire Charles Munger is giving $65 million to support the department of theoretical physics at...

Paralyzed Man Walks Thanks To Stem Cells

Vall Vinai Groundbreaking stem cell based therapy allowed a paralyzed man to take his first steps in over four years last week. The groundbreaking treatment...

Apple and Facebook Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Eggs

Judy Lau Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Facebook and Apple are now offering to pay their female employees to freeze their eggs, which allows...

The Science Behind Ebola

Lexi Weyrick Staff Writer In March of this year, Ebola began spreading in Guinea.  Since then, the outbreak has quickly become the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak...

Welcome to the Multiverse: Discovery of Gravitational Waves Sheds New Light on Nature of...

Tara Ahi Staff Writer The multiverse theory has been a hot topic of controversy, and a recent announcement from the Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization...

Oldest Star in the Universe Found Only 6,000 Light Years Away

Devin Martens-Olzman Staff Writer Some say that Clint Eastwood is the oldest star in the universe, but researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have discovered...

UCSB’s Kavli Institute Offers Talks on Neuroscience, Physics, and Even Music

Mimi Liu Staff Writer The University of California, Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) regularly holds a variety of programs and public talks, and...

UCSB Montell Lab Awarded Million Dollar Keck Grant

Mimi Liu Staff Writer Professor Denise Montell’s lab has discovered a biological process that could lead to revolutionary steps in regenerative medicine: anastasis, or “rising to...