Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Mosquito-Borne Virus May be Linked to Neurological Birth Disorder

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer A new mosquito-borne virus has sparked worldwide concern because of its rapid spread around the globe, and its possible connection to a...

Sustainability at UCSB: A Growing Emphasis

Xander Apicella In the Princeton Review’s 2015 ranking of Green Universities, UCSB was declared first out of public universities and third out of all universities....

Google Tightens Hold on Digital Ad Industry With New Policy of Automatically Blocking Ads

Jessica Gang Staff Writer On Feb. 15, Google implemented a new ad-blocking policy that aims to automatically block ads that fail to comply with the new...

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?...

Superhero Genes Fight Diseases

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Researchers have found that 13 out of 600,000 individuals have "super DNA" that offers protection against various debilitating conditions, and hopes to use...

Researchers Develop Monkeys with Human Autism Gene

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Researchers at the Institute of Neuroscience at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China have genetically modified monkeys to show symptoms...

Fecal Transplant Pills Can’t Help But Raise a Few Eyebrows

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator If you believe in the phrase “you are what you eat,” then you might not want to...

Restoring Sight to the Blind

Rishika Kenkre Staff Writer A surgeon from Texas will force a needle with viruses composed of DNA that has light-sensitive algae into a blind person’s eye, enabling...

Facebook Removes Blueprints for 3D Printed Guns

Minh Hua Campus Beat Reporter On August 9, Facebook announced that it will remove content from its site that provides instructions for 3D printing firearms. This...

iPhone SE Sees Superior Specs in Smaller Size

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Bigger doesn’t always mean better. This is the route Apple is taking with their new iPhone SE, which was introduced on Mar....