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Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Researcher Dies After...

Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Researcher Dies After 5-Year Battle With Cancer

Jan. 17
By Erik Anderson

A San Diego geochemist is being remembered as a diligent and wise colleague after succumbing to cancer.

Fear Not The Alphabet Soup Of TV Features Unveiled In Vegas

Fear Not The Alphabet Soup Of TV Features Unveiled In Vegas

Jan. 9
By Associated Press

Here's how to translate the tangle of great-sounding upgrades into plain English.

San Diego Researcher Finds Oxygen Getting Rarer In Oceans

San Diego Researcher Finds Oxygen Getting Rarer In Oceans

Jan. 4
By Erik Anderson

A growing threat to the planet’s oceans may be getting worse because of climate change.

Salk Scientists Debate Editing Plant Genes To Fight Clima...

Salk Scientists Debate Editing Plant Genes To Fight Climate Change

Jan. 3
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

Scientists at the Salk Institute are turning to plants as a means to stave off climate change but are facing an ethical dilemma: should they use genetic engineering to make more resilient plants?

San Diego Scientists Uncover Structure Of Key Proteins Ta...

San Diego Scientists Uncover Structure Of Key Proteins Targeted By Half Of Medications

Dec. 28, 2017
By City News Service

A study led by The Scripps Research Institute uncovered more details about the structure of key proteins targeted by nearly half of medications, which could help with future drug development, the La Jolla-based organization reported on Thursday.

SpaceX Rocket Launch Seen Over San Diego County

SpaceX Rocket Launch Seen Over San Diego County

Dec. 22, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Residents in San Diego County were surprised Friday evening to see the contrail from a Space X Falcon 9 rocket that was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Barbara.

New Study: 27% Of Teens Are Gender Nonconforming

New Study: 27% Of Teens Are Gender Nonconforming

Dec. 21, 2017
By Michael Lipkin

More than one-in-four California teens are gender non-conforming, according to a recent UCLA study, the first large-scale scientific look into teens' gender expression.

No Lions, No Tigers, Some Bears. The Nat Details San Dieg...

No Lions, No Tigers, Some Bears. The Nat Details San Diego's Mammals

Dec. 19, 2017
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

The book is the product of nearly two decades of research, detailing not just what scientists know about these animals, but highlighting what they still need to learn.

Report Details Secret Pentagon Program To Study UFOs

Report Details Secret Pentagon Program To Study UFOs

Dec. 19, 2017
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

“I have no idea what I saw,” a Navy pilot said, according to the New York Times. “It had no plumes, wings or rotors and outran our F-18s.”

Facing Backlash, Del Mar Councilman Walks Back Comments O...

Facing Backlash, Del Mar Councilman Walks Back Comments On Climate Change

Dec. 18, 2017
By Andrew Bowen

Terry Sinnott, a Del Mar city councilman and incoming chair of the SANDAG board, is walking back statements he made last week on climate change. He now says he does believe humans are contributing to climate change and cities should work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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