Monday, October 21st 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...

Appreciating Preserved Wildlife at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Conservation

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Algae, raptors, and bears are only three of the many specimens that eventually find their way to collections of The Cheadle Center...

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...

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...

Doctor Puts Self on the Surgery Table to Free Locked-In Patients

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Thirty years ago, there was a paralyzed patient named Jean-Dominique Bauby who was unable to move any part of her body. Her...

The Science of Stress

Kyle Dent Incoming A.S. Beat Reporter Whether they’re an incoming freshman or four weeks from graduation, a political science major or in the College of Engineering...

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...

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...

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....

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...