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Thursday, June 4th 2020

No New Friends: Study Suggests Brain Can Only Keep 150 Social Connections

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Back in the 1990s, British anthropologist Robin Dunbar hypothesized that the number of significant relationships a human can have is limited by...

Santa Barbara County Files Lawsuit Against Plains All-American Over 2015 Refugio Oil Spill

Jessica Gang Almost two and a half years after the Refugio oil spill, the County of Santa Barbara has filed a lawsuit against the...

Google’s Project Loon Looms Over the Indonesian Horizon

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced at the end of October its plans to launch WiFi-beaming balloons into Indonesia’s stratosphere. The project, called Project...

Three UCSB Students Awarded Prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Three University of California, Santa Barbara students have been selected as the recipients of a scholarship as part of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship...

Goleta’s Devereux Slough Opens For the Winter

Tanner Walker Last week the Devereux Slough opened up for the first time this winter season. Runners, beach combers, and bird watchers all noticed the...

Effects of LSD on Brain

Kin Ho For centuries, people have been using substances to alter their state of mind. For the first time in history, scientists have developed a...

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...

R/V Sally Ride: Going Where No Ship Has Gone Before

Quincy Lee Science & Tech Editor Space has always been considered the last frontier. But generations of space research has brought us to know more about...

The Science of Love

Jessica Gang Opinions Editor Picture this: you’re walking through the Arbor on a sunny Santa Barbara day, when all of a sudden you see them: the...

Microsoft Creates Underwater Data Centers

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer The future of data centers may be twenty thousand leagues under the sea — at least, that’s what researchers at Microsoft believe....