Monday, October 21st 2019

From Mapping the Universe to a YouTube Career: An Interview with Physics Professor Andy...

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Andy Howell is a member of the Physics Department at UCSB, but he also leads the supernova division of the Las Cumbres...

In the Dark: 95 Percent of the Universe Remains Unexplained

Madison Donahue-Wolfe Staff Writer Illustration by Hector Lizarraga, Staff Illustrator Humans, along with everything on Earth and everything we have ever discovered in space, constitute less than...

Southern California’s Rattlesnake Season is Here

Andrew Melese Staff Writer Rattlesnakes can be one of the more dreaded aspects of outdoor recreation. Though these animals are beautiful, they are poisonous when they...

A Night Under the Stars with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit

Jessica Gang Opinions Editor Last Saturday, April 13, the night sky twinkled a little brighter as the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History hosted its monthly...

FDA Holds Drug Industries Accountable for Suspicious Practices

Sophia Tao The FDA released a list of “Reference Listed Drug Access Inquiries” on Thursday, May 17, which lists pharmaceutical companies that allegedly block the...

UCSB Postdoc Explores Uncharted Territory in Women’s Health

Carmiya Baskin Staff Writer  Sex hormones aid in the physiological transformation of the human body during various life stages such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. While...

Tyson Foods Inc. Invests in Lab-Grown Meat Production

Krystal Chen Staff Writer Tyson Foods Inc., the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, recently announced that it plans to work...

One Third of the World’s Protected Areas Are Under Stress

Krystal Chen Staff Writer According to a recent study conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, more than one third of protected lands have shown signs of...

An Electric Cure to Depression

Noe Padilla and Xander Apicella Staff Writers A new method of therapy uses the physics of electromagnetism to alter brain activity. Known as transcranial magnetic stimulation...

George Degen Wins UCSB’s 7th Annual Grad Slam

Xander Apicella Science and Tech Editor On Friday, Apr. 19, George Degen — a chemical engineering grad student at UCSB — won the seventh annual Grad...