Saturday, December 7th 2019

UCSB Physics Professor Wins 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

Jack Shea Lars Bildsten, a University of California, Santa Barbara professor in theoretical physics, received the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics last month. Answering...

Science in the Age of Trump

Jack Alegre Staff Writer With the appointment of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State and rumors of vaccine-skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr. being courted...

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...

Another Leap for Humankind: 2016’s Greatest Advancements

Jack Alegre With all of our attention focused on the Earth around us, it’s easy to forget that we once dreamt of a better future...

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...

Skirmantas Janusonis and the Enigma of Hyperserotonemia

Sruti Mamidanna Imagine that you are holding a brain in your hands. If we removed all the brain cells we would be left with the...

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...

Klamath River Flows Freely Without Those Damn Dams

Kin Ho Staff Writer In 2009, the Savage Rapids Dam of Oregon was eradicated. In 2014, the Glines Canyon Dam in Washington was uprooted. Nationwide, over 1,300 manmade...

The Impending Death of The Great Barrier Reef

Tanner Walker The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s only living structure visible from space, may soon be the world’s only corpse visible from space.   Over...

Another Great Leap

Kin Ho Staff Writer In 1969, Wernher von Braun, mastermind behind the historic Apollo moon landing, was also drafting plans of Mars exploration. In 1989, President George...