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Testing Animals for COVID-19

Aiyana Fraas Staff Writer Getting test kits for COVID-19 has been difficult and costly, yet places...

Sprague Butterfly Pavilion Presents “Butterflies Alive!” Exhibit

Kyle Dent Incoming A.S. Beat Reporter The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has brought back its “Butterflies Alive!” exhibit, where visitors can explore a garden...

NASA Discovers Proof of Liquid Water on Mars

Rishika Kenkre Image Courtesy of NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Through the use of their Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA has found proof of liquid water currently flowing on...

The Psychological Effects of COVID-19 on Students

Lauren Marnel ShoresEditor-in-Chief On March 14, Chancellor Henry T. Yang announced that the university would transition to remote instruction...

New Research on Quantum Computing Stems from UCSB Professors

Xander Apicella Science and Tech Editor A quantum revolution is coming, and UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) is leading the charge. In a talk at the Good...

Breakthrough Lab-Grown Kidneys Show Positive Results

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Researchers in Japan have successfully grown a functioning kidney using stem cells. Although the research has only...

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...

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...

The Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Ben FioricaContributing Writer As of April 26, there have been 2,971,477 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide. Of those cases,...

A Spotlight On UCSB’s Flourishing Physics Department

Nicole Luu Contributing Writer The physics department at UCSB has grown into one of the largest undergraduate physics departments in the U.S., due in large part...