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UCSB Researchers Receive Grant to Study Kelp

Maya Rapoport Using previous studies on kelp, a team of researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara are developing new technology and techniques to...

The Appliance Dilemma: How Toasters Are Increasing Your Energy Bill

Kamran Yunus Staff Writer Johnny absolutely loves toast. The crunchy surface, crispy edges and warm innards of the bread all tantalize his taste buds. He chews...

I HEART STEM Conference Encourages Young Women Towards STEM Careers

Zara Furtado-Quesenberry Contributing Writer Although women who pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers face daily instances of sexism and exclusion, there is a growing...

UCSB Environmental Studies Department Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary

Kayla Curtis-Evans Contributing Writer This weekend, UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) faculty, staff, and students will be celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the environmental studies department, which...

Hurricane Matthew Sweeps the Southeast

Matthew Lee and Quincy Lee Staff Writer and Science and Tech Editor As you may or may not have heard in recent news, Hurricane Matthew swept through...

Hookah Delivers More Smoke than Cigarettes

Bijan Sainee Staff Writer A recent study at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine has found that the average hookah smoking session delivers about 125...

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...

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...

The Science of Music

Raymond Matthews Opinions Editor Music gives us unique insights into pop culture that reflect dominant social views, shared values, stylistic trends, and even our own psychology....

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....