Saturday, January 18th 2020

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Data Science Club Hosts Annual Project Showcase

Jeremy Levine Staff Writer Does the phrase “machine learning” make you quiver in confusion? Do you look at a spreadsheet of data and feel brooding terror?...

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...

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...

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...