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The Foothill Dragon Press

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...

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...

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...

Earthquakes: the dangers of and how to prepare

Earthquakes: the dangers of and how to prepare

Thomas Weldele, Writer November 5, 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...

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

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...

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

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...

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Two small robots land on asteroid near Earth

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...

Science: To read or not to read

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...

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Science Section Introductory Video

Stefan Fahr September 8, 2018

Credit: Stefan Fahr / The Foothill Dragon Press   Science Section Introductory Video from The Foothill Dragon Press on Vimeo.

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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....

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

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...

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