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Thursday, July 9th 2020

NASA Unveils Plan to Send Humans to Mars in 20 Years

Peter Crump Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez NASA has recently released an outline of their plan to send humans to Mars by the 2030s in a report...

The Gaucho Experiment Promotes Middle Schoolers’ Scientific Curiosity

Noe Padilla Staff Writer On April 17, UCSB hosted a science fair in the Corwin Pavilion for the students of La Cumbre Junior High to inspire...

Douglas Brinkley Brings the Role of Presidents in Conservation to UCSB

Andrew Melese Staff Writer Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley addressed a lively audience at Campbell Hall Thursday night. Brinkley dazzled his audience with the remarkable story of how...

Ice Deposits on Mars Could Help Supply Human Civilization There

Minh Hua A recent discovery of ice deposits on Mars made by a geologist at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) could put humanity one...

From Corpses to Compost

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Illustration by Luis Bondoc, Staff Illustrator The musical Once on this Island concludes with the protagonist transforming into a tree after her death—and...

Breakthrough Lab-Grown Kidneys Show Positive Results

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Researchers in Japan have successfully grown a functioning kidney using stem cells. Although the research has only...

Self-Cloning Crayfish Undergoes Population Explosion

Jessica Gang At first glance, it reads like the plotline of a bad horror movie: a ten-legged mutant creature is born with the ability to...

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...

What Drives Frogs to Extinction?

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer An entire population rapidly wiped out: this was the subject of Andrea Adams’s pHD thesis, which explored why Rana boylii, also known...