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A Nostalgic Gaucho Contemplates Time Travel

A Nostalgic Gaucho Contemplates Time Travel

Writing my final Gaucho’s Guide column fills me with musings on the passage of time. As such, it’s only fitting that today we talk about time travel. Time travel logic…

Theoretical Physicist Expounds on Potential For String Theory To Explain Mechanics of Universe

Theoretical Physicist Expounds on Potential For String Theory To Explain Mechanics of Universe

On Monday evening, UCSB Arts & Lectures hosted a lecture in Campbell Hall featuring prominent string theorist Brian Greene called “Explaining the Elegant Universe.” Greene is known for popularizing theoretical…

Life Finds A Way: The Evolutionary Science Behind Jurassic Park Dinosaurs

Life Finds A Way: The Evolutionary Science Behind Jurassic Park Dinosaurs

This spring, Steven Spielberg’s dino-adventure classic “Jurassic Park” will be turning 20, and Universal will be celebrating by re-releasing the movie in 3D. That’s all in anticipation of 2014’s “Jurassic…

UCSB Neuroscientists Receive New Device To Aid Genetics Research

UCSB Neuroscientists Receive New Device To Aid Genetics Research

UCSB’s Neuroscience Research Institute recently acquired an innovative gene sequencer that is capable of sequencing the human genome — a task that used to take years — in a matter…

“Prometheus” Steals Fire From The Gods of Crackpot Science

Last summer, “Prometheus,” the long-anticipated prequel to the “Alien” franchise, was marketed as a thought-provoking science fiction film. What we got was a classic sci-fi trope with some added references…

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