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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 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...

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

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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...

Scalpels, probes, forceps and scissors are used to dissect the specimen. Credit: Rachel Chang / The Foothill Dragon Press

Muscle by muscle, Honors Physiology dissect mink specimens

Rachel Chang June 16, 2018 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...

The process of healing bone fractures. Credit: Rachel Chang // The Foothill Dragon Press

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.

Over 300 tri-fold posters stood in Cal Lutheran. Credit: Rachel Chang / The Foothill Dragon Press

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...

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