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Physics teacher Emily Hunt drops a student’s egg contraption.

Physics principles of the Egg Drop

Thomas Weldele and Jonathan Soriano March 2, 2019

Eggs are seen falling from the sky, but it does not mean that the world is ending. It signals the annual physics’ egg drop experiment. This annual event was held on Feb. 15 and Feb. 19 in the Foothill...

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The Science Hub: all about cats, update on Hayabusa2, UN aid to Yemen

Jonathan Soriano, Thomas Weldele, and Rachel Chang February 27, 2019

Lil Bub’s rare genetics Cats. Whether it is a sleepy kitten riding a bike in its sleep or adorable cat toe beans, there is no denying that they rule the internet. Their reign continues with the unique...

Weather 101, an update on Californias frequent rainfall.

Weather 101: Pineapple Express

Thomas Weldele and Jonathan Soriano February 23, 2019
Warm, moist topical air from Hawaii is swept along the Pacific Ocean. Over land, it cools and falls as heavy rain and/or snow.
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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

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...

Swearing is simply a natural part of life that has been suppressed by our social constructs.

Why you should @#$!*% cuss

Matthew Godfrey, Writer January 31, 2019

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...

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

January 23, 2019

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...

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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...

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

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...

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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,...

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

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...

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

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...

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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...

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