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Thursday, July 9th 2020

Boy Receives First Successful Bilateral Hand Transplant

Mimi Liu Staff Writer Eight-year-old Zion Harvey is the first child in the world to successfully receive a bilateral hand transplant, which was performed successfully last...

Female Faculty in Science-Based Fields Discuss Life as Women in STEM

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer UCSB students kept their minds open as female faculty in science-based disciplines weighed in on the difficulties and joys of being a...

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...

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...

Climate Change will Change our Lives

Nadean Hurtado Santa Barbara had the second hottest summer ever recorded in 2016, its soaring temperatures matching much of the world. Rising water, stronger hurricanes, larger...

New Drug May Prove Successful Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Research

Vall Vinai Staff Writer Biogen, a global biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Mass., has manufactured a drug that has successfully slowed mental function decline in patients...

Google’s Project Loon Looms Over the Indonesian Horizon

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced at the end of October its plans to launch WiFi-beaming balloons into Indonesia’s stratosphere. The project, called Project...

A.I. Learns Deeper Thinking

Cameron Speltz Illustration by Andria Chen The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) launched the beta website for their project called Semantic Scholar. It is a search...

Naloxone Used to Save a Life in I.V.

Carolina Watts A lifesaving drug called Naloxone was used to revive a 19-year-old male University of California, Santa Barbara student on the 6700 block of...