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The Potential Generation of a Mega-Tsunami

Published By Mikayla Kauinana – Featured image by Gabrielle Cox When you think of the word “tsunami”, what do you think of? Do you think of the most recent tsunami from the Tongan explosion of January 14th that impacted the shores of Santa Cruz? Or do you automatically think “Big Wave Incoming, Need to Move Away!”? A tsunami is defined […]

The Interior of the Moon

Published by Mikayla Kauinana – Featured Image by Monika Tiwari Look up at the night sky, what do you see? Well I hope you said the Moon, because usually you can see it every night, unless it is a new Moon. When looking at our Moon do you ever wonder how it was made and what makes it unique compared […]

When Science Communication Fails

By Natalie Bratset – Science Communication is an important aspect of the interpretation of scientific research. By taking a look at major SciCom fails, we can learn more about how to be good science communicators.

Maladaptive Daydreaming

– Featured Image By Melody Trujillo Daydreaming is one of the few intangible luxuries we humans possess that uniquely grants us the ability to temporarily live in an alternate reality. You may imagine yourself in a movie, kicking a villain’s butt, living life wildly on Mars, headlining at a sold-out concert, or even reimagining the killer remark you should have […]

The World of Jurassic Flora

If you have ever seen the movie The Land Before Time, you are probably familiar with the scene where a young brontosaurus named Littlefoot stumbles upon a leaf referred to as a “tree star”. It most closely resembles the foliage of a sycamore tree, which personally rubs me the wrong way, and I’ll tell you why: sycamores are angiosperms, meaning […]

Can Science Be Anti-Colonial?

Scientists are trained to think in very specific ways, to focus on the individual by disconnecting our subject from the complex factors that affect it. We do this in an effort to make it easier to understand our discoveries and avoid bias. This method has brought us a wealth of knowledge about our world: helping to cure and prevent disease, develop technologies that connect us in meaningful ways, and identify and help to solve our problems. But, too often, it is seen as the only or best way of knowing. I argue that is not the case.