Electric Motorcycles: Urban Eco-Transportation of Tomorrow

Electric Motorcycles: Urban Eco-Transportation of Tomorrow

Elliot Hu, Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Science + Tech

You may have seen Foothill's mobile police units around campus, either on patrol or helping students and faculty with things like door locks and security. What you may not have noticed is the department’s choice of electric motorcycles. Looking to simultaneously reduce emissions and improve operating...

Op-Ed: The Sociology of Climate Change Denial

Op-Ed: The Sociology of Climate Change Denial

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics, Science + Tech

Over 15,000 climate scientists from 188 different countries signed a joint declaration certifying human's role in climate change. Why are we still doubtful?

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My Experience at Bioneers 2017: Rise Up and Confront Climate Change

My Experience at Bioneers 2017: Rise Up and Confront Climate Change

Anita Dubinko, Contributor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News, Science + Tech

At the inaugural morning of this year’s Bioneers conference, 18 Foothill students sat in the audience as the talented Afia Walking Tree and Deb Lane performed a blood pumping chorus of lively drumming. As a newcomer to Bioneers, I wasn’t expecting something so lively and indulgent so early in the m...

Brain Blast: When Jimmy Neutron Stars Collide

Brain Blast: When Jimmy Neutron Stars Collide

Rebekah Smith, Managing Editor

November 3, 2017


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LIGO, or the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, in Livingston, Louisiana, made a splash in February of 2016 with its discovery that confirmed Einstein’s theoretical gravitational waves. Since then, the existence of these waves has been continually reaffirmed by LIGO through their...

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Sophia Falco, Contributor

June 20, 2017


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Cuba, much like the rest of the planet, is under direct threat from climate change. Sea levels, which are rising at an alarming rate due to human activity, as well as extreme weather, are all serious threats to crops. Largely to blame is human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. According to t...

When A Certain Uncertainty Means Certainty: The Failure of Scientists to Communicate Effectively

When A Certain Uncertainty Means Certainty: The Failure of Scientists to Communicate Effectively

Bernadette De Zoysa, Contributor

June 14, 2017


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A physicist will be quick to point out that speed and velocity are not at all the same thing even though Merriam-Webster declares these words synonymous. When an ecologist uses the word cosmopolitan they are most likely referring to the broad distribution on an ecosystem and not a sophisticated global ...

Phish ‘n’ Chips: Some Attacks Have Little Defense in Cyber Security

Phish ‘n’ Chips: Some Attacks Have Little Defense in Cyber Security

William Robertson, Senior Editor

May 23, 2017


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The notorious “hackings” that intelligence experts believe Russia perpetrated in order to push Trump into the White House brought into public consciousness the issues of cyber security. Although the bulk of the attack was carried out through bona fide hacking attempts by sophisticated Russian agents...

Illustrating Anthropocene Impacts with Abstract Mathematics

Illustrating Anthropocene Impacts with Abstract Mathematics

Ronnie Miller, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017


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Let me paint a picture in your mind. Once upon a time, the major influencers on our planet were astronomical forcings, geophysical forcings, and internal dynamics. Throughout time, the three major influencers have all caused, independently, five mass extinctions on our planet. However, all of a sudde...

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