Saturday, August 17th 2019

Space Cameras Available for Hire

Peter Crump Staff Writer Two cameras mounted in the International Space Station (ISS) are available for hire. In 2014, Vancouver-based company UrtheCast (pronounced “earthcast”) successfully launched the...

UCSB’s Rothman Lab Embarks on Cellular Research in Nematodes

Mimi Liu Staff Writer The Rothman Lab, headed by principal investigator Professor Joel Rothman, leads research involving the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. His lab is composed of...

Shaken, But Not Stirred

Gwendolyn Wu Campus Beat Reporter Year after year, Isla Vista residents face the dangers of cliff erosion and, most recently, minor floods associated with El Niño....

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...

The Environmental Destruction of the Rich and Fabulous

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer On a hillside 10,000 feet above the Malibu Pier lies the Sweetwater Mesa spanning more than 150 acres. David Evans, more commonly...

Mollison’s Garden: An Obituary for the Father of Sustainable Agriculture

Nadean Hurtado Some believe the world is dying, slowly losing its limbs. Those at the University of California, Santa Barbara and around the world are...

New Drug May Prove Successful Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Research

Vall Vinai Staff Writer Biogen, a global biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Mass., has manufactured a drug that has successfully slowed mental function decline in patients...

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...

Researchers Discover New Planet

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Many of us grew up knowing that there were nine planets. We all had some mnemonic device to remember them, my personal favorite...

Oldest Star in the Universe Found Only 6,000 Light Years Away

Devin Martens-Olzman Staff Writer Some say that Clint Eastwood is the oldest star in the universe, but researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have discovered...