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The Science Hub: decrease in Santa Ana winds, rise in syphilis, change in magnetic pole

The Science Hub: decrease in Santa Ana winds, rise in syphilis, change in magnetic pole

Rachel Chang, Jonathan Soriano, and Thomas Weldele

February 14, 2019


Filed under Latest, Science, Science Hub

Decrease in Santa Ana winds due to climate change While the ramifications of climate change are mostly negative, there may be one aspect that will bring joy to Southern Californians.  Climate change is forecasted to decrease the strength of the Santa Ana winds.  This change will mostly be apparent in the spring and fall, with both of those seasons possibly seeing...

Why you should @#$!*% cuss

Why you should @#$!*% cuss

Matthew Godfrey, Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Science

All of humanity has experienced the painful instance of stubbing their toe. While not the worst pain possible, the sharp stinging discomfort stirs certain foul language in our heads that wants to burst out. So should we hold back these urges to use profane language, or is it healthy for us to let the...

The Science Hub: Benzo usage, sound pollution, the super blood moon and ocean & ice warming

The Science Hub: Benzo usage, sound pollution, the super blood moon and ocean & ice warming

January 23, 2019


Filed under Science, Science Hub

Increase in benzodiazepine usage The annual number of overdose deaths in the United States involving benzodiazepines increased nearly 10 times from 1999 to 2017. Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that are typically prescribed for anxiety and insomnia, such as Xanax and Valium.   Seventy-five percent of these overdose deaths were caused by a joint-us...

The Science Hub: environmental effects of government shutdown, white supremacy in science, galactic collision

The Science Hub: environmental effects of government shutdown, white supremacy in science, galactic collision

The Science Section

January 9, 2019


Filed under Science, Science Hub

Environment Impacts on National Parks due to Government Shutdown A lack of funding for the National Parks, due to the prolonged government shutdown, caused many National Parks to be open with a fraction of the normal number of rangers working within the park.  As a result, many of the famous Nati...

The Science Hub: fetal tissue debates, Geminid meteor shower, climate change and Virgin Galactic spacecraft

The Science Hub: fetal tissue debates, Geminid meteor shower, climate change and Virgin Galactic spacecraft

Rachel Chang, Matthew Godfrey, Jonathan Soriano, Thomas Weldele, Science

December 19, 2018


Filed under Science, Science Hub

Trump is cracking down on human fetal tissue use In part of an effort to curtail the usage of human fetal tissue in medical research, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a letter last week to the University of California, San Francisco that warned the approaching cut of a typically annually-renewed grant for fetal tissue. The usage of fetal tissue ...

The Science Hub: Quantum computers, UN Climate Summit, Christmas trees and genetically-modified babies

The Science Hub: Quantum computers, UN Climate Summit, Christmas trees and genetically-modified babies

The Science Section

December 5, 2018


Filed under Science, Science Hub

The Science Hub is a bimonthly segment that will update you on the most important scientific events within the categories of astronomy, medicine, environment and miscellaneous. Quantum computer, please Quantum computers are taking computer technology back to room size apparatuses. Quantum compu...

CLIMATE CHANGE: EVERYONE’S WORST NIGHTMARE

CLIMATE CHANGE: EVERYONE’S WORST NIGHTMARE

Jonathan Soriano

December 4, 2018


Filed under Science, Thomas Fire

Wake up! The past passive talking points about climate change are irrelevant. We are not experiencing a “global warming hiatus” such as one that allegedly occurred between 1998 and 2012. Climate change is real! It is not a nightmare independent of reality. It is a reality. Current events poi...

Welcome to Mars, InSight! Welcome Home!

Welcome to Mars, InSight! Welcome Home!

Jonathan Soriano

November 28, 2018


Filed under Science

Hopefully, while you were landing great deals on Cyber Monday, you got a chance to watch National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) land on the Red Planet. After six months of traveling through the vacuum of s...

The Science Hub: The Pilot

The Science Hub: The Pilot

Rachel Chang

November 21, 2018


Filed under Science, Science Hub

The Foothill Dragon Press is hosting a new bimonthly segment─The Science Hub─that will update you on the most important scientific events within the categories of astronomy, medicine, environment and miscellaneous. Here’s the pilot. Mars is going to get its first U.S. visitor in six years ...

Sports Science: Erin Gaynor’s small but mighty serving style

Sports Science: Erin Gaynor’s small but mighty serving style

Abby Sourwine

November 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Girls' Golf, Profiles, Science, Sports

  https://vimeo.com/294723957 Tennis: the game of finesse, grace and etiquette. The sport began in Northern France in the 12th century and the traditions have been preserved through thousands of years. To look at some of the world’s most famous tennis players, they are tall, strong and visually inti...

Earthquakes: the dangers of and how to prepare

Earthquakes: the dangers of and how to prepare

Thomas Weldele

November 6, 2018


Filed under Science

In Southern California, earthquakes, while not everyday occurrences are as iconic as palm trees and beaches. Aside from Alaska, California experienced the most earthquakes from 2010 to 2015. While fires may be dominating the times now, it’s only a matter of time before an earthquake strikes. So it...

Update: Soyuz Rocket Launch fails, passengers ejected

Update: Soyuz Rocket Launch fails, passengers ejected

Thomas Weldele

October 16, 2018


Filed under Science

On Oct. 11, 2018, a Soyuz rocket about two minutes into its voyage to the International Space Station (ISS) experienced a booster failure. The rocket was carrying an American astronaut, Nick Hague, as well as a Russian cosmonaut, Aleksey Ovchinin. Both men were ejected from the rocket and landed safely in Northern Ka...

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