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Thursday, July 9th 2020

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...

UCSB’s Rothman Lab Embarks on Cellular Research in Nematodes

Mimi Liu Staff Writer The Rothman Lab, headed by principal investigator Professor Joel Rothman, leads research involving the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. His lab is composed of...

UCSB’s Montell Lab Explores Genetic Manipulation of Fruit Flies

Mimi Liu Staff Writer The Montell Lab at University of California, Santa Barbara, headed by Dr. Craig Montell, studies fruit flies and explores the possible applications...

Triple Star System Discovered, Allows For Deeper Study of Gravitational Effects

Mimi Liu Staff Writer Astronomers have discovered a triple star system that could be the key to solving some of the greatest questions in physics. The triple...

Scientists Discover New Category of Quasar

Mimi Liu Staff Writer The brightest things in the universe are also the most mysterious. Scientists have just discovered a new kind of quasar, a bright...

Mars or Bust: The Ongoing Exploration of the Red Planet

Julian Levy With the recent launch of two new Mars-bound spacecraft, as well as the discovery of water in the soil of Mars, the red...

In the Dark: 95 Percent of the Universe Remains Unexplained

Madison Donahue-Wolfe Staff Writer Illustration by Hector Lizarraga, Staff Illustrator Humans, along with everything on Earth and everything we have ever discovered in space, constitute less than...

UCSB Theoretical Physicist Wins 2014 Frontiers Prize

Mimi Liu Staff Writer Joseph Polchinski, physics professor and permanent member of University of California, Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), is one of...