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Science Section Introductory Video

Science Section Introductory Video

Stefan Fahr

September 8, 2018

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Three easy ways to go greener

Three easy ways to go greener

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”

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

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...

Muscle by muscle, Honors Physiology dissect mink specimens

Muscle by muscle, Honors Physiology dissect mink specimens

Rachel Chang

June 16, 2018

https://vimeo.com/274815473 Honors Physiology is the only excuse for having a knife (more accurately, a scalpel) on campus.  Muscles cover us from the head to toe, clearly playing an integral role in our bodies. Honors Physiology, a class for juniors and seniors, spent around three weeks diss...

Recap with Rachel: the physiology of bones

Recap with Rachel: the physiology of bones

Rachel Chang

May 4, 2018

  In order to prevent critical disorders and diseases of the bones, it's important to first understand its complex physiology. Here's how bones form, grow, remodel and heal.  https://vimeo.com/268035450

One room, five hundred future scientists

One room, five hundred future scientists

Rachel Chang

March 25, 2018

Ever wondered if aspirin helps plants grow or if larger schools of fish cause more fractal movements? With both wit and creativity, nearly 500 students from 50 schools shared their own scientific discoveries at the 64th Annual Ventura County Science Fair, presented by the Ventura County Office of Edu...

The evolution and disparity of the Eastern Asian phenotype

The evolution and disparity of the Eastern Asian phenotype

Rachel Chang

March 10, 2018

 In our lifetime, we’ve met thousands of individuals and have peered at even more faces. Whether referring to brow bridges or cheekbones, each and every face has its own distinctive structure. This prompts us to question how these differences in facial features came to be. Examining the factors resp...

Channel Islands: Captivating and crucial to California

Channel Islands: Captivating and crucial to California

Matthew Godfrey

January 22, 2018

An hour away from the bustling roar of suburban life resides a sanctuary of marine ecosystems, endemic species and California's beginnings. The Channel Islands are home to annual breeding grounds for an array of animals that are found nowhere else on Earth. With this opportunity, Venturians can witness the resur...

The toxic combination of fire and flood

The toxic combination of fire and flood

Matthew Godfrey

January 18, 2018

With the infamous California Drought aiding the ravage of the Thomas Fire, rain had never sounded more ideal. However, this recent precipitation has clearly shown to be catastrophic. With the abrupt turn of unrelenting mudslides, damages have soared and lives have been lost. Regarding the safety of ou...

Recap with Rachel: Thomas Fire chemical reactions and effects

Recap with Rachel: Thomas Fire chemical reactions and effects

Rachel Chang

January 7, 2018

As the Thomas Fire has swept through Southern California and affected our own community members, there's still a few things we need to pay attention to. Learn about the different types of combustion reactions, its relationship to climate change, and how it affects our hemoglobin and immune system. ...

Blood Donations: Where to next?

Blood Donations: Where to next?

Rachel Chang

December 4, 2017

Perhaps you’ve just participated in Foothill’s recent blood drive. After signing some paperwork and enduring a few needles, you’ve walked out of the United Blood Service’s truck as an official blood donor. But who will receive it? How great of an impact did your 30 minute donation create? In fact, one do...

The science of stress

The science of stress

Anna Lapteva

November 29, 2017

An in-class essay, a history test and a math exam all awaiting you tomorrow, and your anxiety is overwhelming since you haven’t started a minute of preparation. Or, you feel your heart pounding in your chest as you prepare for an important interview. Maybe, you’re driving to school and you notice...

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