Monday, June 17th 2019

Plastic Bags: A Bane for both Animals and Humans

Aryana Sherzai Staff Writer If the 10-cent charge on plastic bags wasn’t enough incentive to carry reusables to the store, perhaps a recently approved referendum will...

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...

STD Rates Reach All Time High in Santa Barbara County

Alyssa Smith California is number one in STDs, according to a recent study by the Center for Disease Control, California has more reported cases of...

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...

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...

Internet-connected Telescopes at Las Cumbres Observatory Allow for Celestial Discoveries Around the Globe

Hannah Maerowitz Science & Tech Editor The first network of Internet-enabled telescopes is virtually in our backyard, with the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) situated only 2.3...

SpaceX Impresses with the Falcon 9 Rocket

Dylan Goldman Staff Writer After minor difficulties and two delays, SpaceX finally launched a single core of their  anticipated Falcon 9 rocket along with two subsidiary...

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...

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...

Carbon Farming Coming to Santa Barbara

Tanner Walker Staff Writer Carbon ranching is coming to Santa Barbara, but farmers aren’t growing carbon — they’re putting it back into the ground. With the help of...