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Saturday, May 30th 2020

Monarch Butterfly Species is at Risk

Carolina Watts A massive 70-mile blob flew over Denver, Colorado and baffled the National Weather Service (NWS); originally, many people thought that it was an unknown...

Proteins Could Help Purify Contaminated Water

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer A tenacious membrane, using thin amyloid protein fibers to pull out heavy metals and radioactive wastes, could help purify water. According to the...

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 Leucistic Anna’s Hummingbird

Kin Ho Staff Writer Beautifully covered with snow white plumes, he darts in and out of sight. He nimbly flutters his wings with impressive speed, a...

Researchers Devise Mathematical Formula for Predicting Disasters

Jennifer Kim Working together, researchers at the University of Sussex and Charles Sturt University in Australia have recently pieced together a mathematical equation that could...

A Look Into UCSB’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Xander Apicella UCSB is renowned for its emphasis on research at all levels — everyone, from freshman to professor, is encouraged to make their mark....

Biodemography Laboratory Opens After Renovation

Dominick Ojeda Under the direction of UCSB anthropology professor Michael Gurven, the newly renovated Biodemography Laboratory allows undergraduate and graduate students to discover medical explanations...

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...

New Artificial Patients Aid in Medical Simulations

Peter Crump Staff Writer At the annual Global Pediatric Innovation Summit last week, Boston Children’s Hospital revealed two newly designed plastic model patients that have the...

Pharmaceutical Company Executive Exploits the Most Vulnerable for Financial Profit

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer In August, Turing Pharmaceuticals acquired Daraprim, a drug developed in the 1950s used to treat a serious parasite infection in people with...