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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

Rachel Chang, Jonathan Soriano, and Thomas Weldele

January 9, 2019

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

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

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. [divider]Quantum computer, please[/divider] Quantum computers are taking computer technology back to room size apparat...

CLIMATE CHANGE: EVERYONE’S WORST NIGHTMARE

CLIMATE CHANGE: EVERYONE’S WORST NIGHTMARE

Jonathan Soriano

December 4, 2018

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

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

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. [divider]Mars is going to get its first U.S. visitor in si...

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

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

Abby Sourwine, Reporter

November 6, 2018

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 intimidating. Foothill’s own Erin...

Earthquakes: the dangers of and how to prepare

Earthquakes: the dangers of and how to prepare

Thomas Weldele, Writer

November 6, 2018

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

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...

BioScience Survey wages a Bacteria War on campus

BioScience Survey wages a Bacteria War on campus

Jonathan Soriano

October 5, 2018

With tissue boxes piling up, coughs echoing from every corner of the campus and sick students going home for a day, Foothill’s campus has become a war zone with our most persistent enemy一bacteria一as it strikes with force. Recent weeks (late Sept. 2018) have seen a peak in counter force by ...

Two small robots land on asteroid near Earth

Two small robots land on asteroid near Earth

Jonathan Soriano

September 27, 2018

On Sept. 21, 2018, the Japan Aerospace Agency (JAXA) spotted two robots landing on a C-type asteroid named Ryugu. According to JAXA’s report, they were deployed from their asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 at 9:06 p.m. PT.   [MINERVA-II1] (correction) After confirming the detailed data, the separation time ...

Science: To read or not to read

Science: To read or not to read

Jonathan Soriano, Writer

September 14, 2018

Wielding the power of the flame, quite literally, sparked ages of scientific innovation. All of the scientific innovation that has been happening throughout the ages (from the aforementioned discovery of fire to the electric heating systems and stoves of today) has irrevocably changed the world. Fr...

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