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New Scripps Research Vessel To Arrive Friday

New Scripps Research Vessel To Arrive Friday

Aug. 26
By City News Service

The R/V Sally Ride is scheduled to sail past Scripps Pier outside the institution on its way to port in Point Loma. It's named after the first American woman to travel in space. She taught at UCSD until her death four years ago.

People Are Happier Later In Life, Study Finds

People Are Happier Later In Life, Study Finds

Aug. 24
By City News Service

UC San Diego researchers found that while adults in their 20s and 30s have high levels of perceived stress, people later in life have an improved sense of psychological well-being.

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San Diego Contractors Encouraged To Focus On Littoral Combat Ship

Aug. 24
By Steve Walsh

Rear Adm. John Neagley told an audience of contractors at the Navy's Gold Coast conference that there are many opportunities to design new uses for the littoral combat ship.

Sewage Spill Closes Portions Of Coronado's Glorietta Bay

Aug. 24
By City News Service

Around 3,575 gallons of sewage ultimately ended up in Glorietta Bay in Coronado. Portions of Glorietta Bay within 500 feet of the Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill and 1,000 feet of the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch were subsequently closed to water contact.

San Diego Scientists Find Zika May Infect Adult Brains Too

San Diego Scientists Find Zika May Infect Adult Brains Too

Aug. 18
By David Wagner

For anyone who's seen the images of babies born with shrunken heads, the Zika virus' devastating toll on the brains of newborns is well-known. But now, local scientists are discovering that the virus could also be affecting the brains of adults.

San Diego Scientist Discovers Ancient Mexicans May Have Raised Rabbits

San Diego Scientist Discovers Ancient Mexicans May Have Raised Rabbits

Aug. 17
By David Wagner

When you think of ancient Mexico, you probably picture huge pyramids and colossal sculptures. A new study suggests you should also picture people tending to rabbits, hinting at an economy more complex than previously thought.

The Battle Over One Of The Most Studied Brains In Science

The Battle Over One Of The Most Studied Brains In Science

Aug. 9
By Michael Lipkin, David Wagner

Researchers interested in how the brain creates new memories studied Henry Molaison, or "patient H.M.," who became perhaps the most famous research subject in recent history. After Molaison died in 2008, his brain was moved to UC San Diego for further research. But it wouldn't stay there long.

San Diego Researchers Offer Insight Into What Makes Humans Social

San Diego Researchers Offer Insight Into What Makes Humans Social

Aug. 10
By City News Service

Possible new insights into the underlying neurobiology of human social behavior came to light as UC San Diego researchers studied Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes hyper sociability.

The Cosmic Campground In New Mexico Is A Sanctuary For Star Gazers

The Cosmic Campground In New Mexico Is A Sanctuary For Star Gazers

Aug. 9
Mónica Ortiz Uribe / KJZZ

A remote campground in southwest New Mexico has recently become a sanctuary for star gazers seeking a pristine night sky at a time when the rapid spread of light pollution prevents more than half of the world's population from seeing the Milky Way.

Glitter And Robotics Collide To Groom San Diego Girls For Engineeri...

Glitter And Robotics Collide To Groom San Diego Girls For Engineering Jobs

Aug. 8
By Megan Burks

Qualcomm just wrapped up a three-year experiment to see what keeps middle-school girls interested in math and science. They called it Qcamp.