Sunday, November 17th 2019

The Environmental Destruction of the Rich and Fabulous

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer On a hillside 10,000 feet above the Malibu Pier lies the Sweetwater Mesa spanning more than 150 acres. David Evans, more commonly...

The Flying Dead: Deadly Parasite Causes “Zombie” Bees

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator Tiny flies have been infesting honeybees with a parasite, causing the bees to lurch and stagger like...

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...

Fecal Transplant Pills Can’t Help But Raise a Few Eyebrows

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator If you believe in the phrase “you are what you eat,” then you might not want to...

Why the California Drought Isn’t Over

Quincy Lee Science & Tech Editor Puddles filling intersections and bike paths, cliffs eroding, and students skipping class are all signs of the large amounts of rainfall...

Should We Floss Our Teeth?

Kayli Walker Staff Writer Recently, scientists claimed that flossing our teeth daily is not scientifically proven to improve oral health or prevent gum disease and cavities....

San Andreas Fault Clusters Shake Up Residents’ Fears

Matthew Lee Staff Writer In recent years, concerns about the San Andreas Fault and its strong seismic activity have risen. The San Andreas Fault is a...

Water Makes Even Smaller Wires Possible

Judy Lau Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator  New research at Rice University shows how water can be used in creating long graphene nanoribbons less...

Doctor Puts Self on the Surgery Table to Free Locked-In Patients

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Thirty years ago, there was a paralyzed patient named Jean-Dominique Bauby who was unable to move any part of her body. Her...

A Pelican’s Perspective on Coastal Commission Developments

Quincy Lee Science & Tech Editor California has 1,100 miles of pristine coastline. From the shores of Crescent City to the La Jolla cliffs, the golden...