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The red glow of the Woolsey Fire silhouettes the Camarillo mountain range as winds pick up. Credit: Stefan Fahr / The Foothill Dragon Press

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!

Simplified seven minutes of terror. Jonathan Soriano / The Foothill Dragon Press

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

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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

Erin Gaynor '19, mid forehand swing.
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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

Long exposure of Soyuz MS-10 launch. Credit: Bill Ingalls / NASA

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 student holding petri dish as partner streaks bacteria on agar plate. Credit: Jason Messner / The Foothill Dragon Press

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

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Jonathan Soriano

September 26, 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

Darren Wu '19 and Ryan Sequiera '19 in BioTech Lab.

Jonathan Soriano, Writer

September 13, 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...

Science Section Introductory Video

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Stefan Fahr

September 8, 2018

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Three easy ways to go greener

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Matthew Godfrey

September 2, 2018

Copious amounts of garbage have been drowning landfills. Forty percent of all lakes in America are too polluted for aquatic life, let alone for swimming in. It falls upon us to prevent the next 60 percent. With no end in sight, it has become an obligation for the newest generations to reduce our pollution rates so future generations can appreciate the standard of living we have ...

Recap with Rachel: Elephants rarely get cancer, thanks to this newly found “zombie gene”

Until recently, there was little known about why elephants so rarely get cancer. Credit: Rachel Chang / The Foothill Dragon Press

Rachel Chang

August 17, 2018

Statistically speaking, elephants should be getting a lot of cancer. But as less than 5 percent of elephants die from it, versus the 25 percent of humans, that's clearly not what's happening. A newly found gene, coined the "zombie gene," gives us new clues as to why. This new information has the poten...

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