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Studies Compare Ants to Ketchup

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez, Staff Illustrator Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that ants are simultaneously solid and liquid-like — similar...

A Closer Look at UCSB’s Anthropology Department

Lauren Luna Contributing Writer When most people hear about anthropology, they either think of Indiana Jones or overpriced vintage clothes from the mall. What many don’t...

Researchers Attempt HIV-Proof Embryos

Jennica Martin With each technological advance humans make, a myriad of ethical issues are always unveiled. A research team led by Dr. Yong Fan from...

An Era in AI Ends with DeepMind’s Conquest of Go

Bijan Sainee Staff Writer Google DeepMind’s Go playing computer program — called AlphaGo — engaged Lee Sedol, one of the top Go players in the world, in...

Research Spotlight: Psychological and Brain Sciences Program

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer The University of California, Santa Barbara offers a wide range of graduate programs in addition to its undergraduate studies. The Department of...

What Drives Frogs to Extinction?

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer An entire population rapidly wiped out: this was the subject of Andrea Adams’s pHD thesis, which explored why Rana boylii, also known...

New Artificial Patients Aid in Medical Simulations

Peter Crump Staff Writer At the annual Global Pediatric Innovation Summit last week, Boston Children’s Hospital revealed two newly designed plastic model patients that have the...

Tiny Spaceships May Be On the Horizon

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Theoretical physics legend Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire entrepreneur Yuri Milner propose tiny spaceships are our closest celestial neighbors. People like to travel...

UCSB Bren School Presents Master’s Projects

Jack Betz On Friday, April 29, the public was invited to The Fess Parker Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara to watch graduating University of California,...

Undergraduate Research: A Closer Look

Kayli Walker Denise Montell’s lab, one of the many research labs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has done some great studies on apoptosis,...