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USS Fort Worth Divers Use Tow Fish Sonar In AirAsia Search (Video)

Jan. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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Indonesian officials in charge of the search for missing AirAsia Flight 8501 say the crew of the San Diego-based USS Fort Worth detected two metal objects on Jan. 6 using its Tow Fish sonar system. Those objects could be parts of the missing plane's fuselage and tail.

AirAsia Wreckage Search Continues For San Diego-Based USS Fort Worth And USS Sampson (Video)

Jan. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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The advanced sonar systems aboard the USS Fort Worth could be key in helping discover the black boxes from AirAsia Flight 8501, which disappeared last week and is thought to have crashed into the Java Sea with 162 passengers and crew on board.

How A San Diego Scientist Helped Shape The Pope's Climate Change Plans

Dec. 29
By David Wagner
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The church is prioritizing climate change just months after the Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist organized a Vatican meeting on the issue.

SDSU Study Examines Hearing Loss Among HIV Patients

Dec. 29
By City News Service
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Research showed that hearing loss among middle-aged HIV patients was on average 10 decibels worse than their non-patient counterparts for both low and high tones.

Natural Sugars In Red Meat Could Be Linked To Cancer, UCSD Study Says

Dec. 29
By City News Service
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Scientists found that feeding the sugar Neu5Gc to mice engineered to be deficient in it — like humans — significantly promoted spontaneous cancers.

Revisiting 2014 KPBS Feature Stories: Fallujah, San Diego Opera, Surfing

Dec. 26
By KPBS News
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As the year comes to a close, we look back at some of our favorite KPBS stories in 2014: the 10-year anniversary of the second Battle for Fallujah, a study that hoped to measure whether surfing is an effective cardiovascular exercise, the San Diego Opera's tumultuous year and an exhibit that explored surf board design.

Want To See The International Space Station?

Dec. 26
By KPBS
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Sightings of the International Space Station are possible in San Diego from Friday to Monday, according to NASA.

Revisiting KPBS Feature Stories Of 2014

Dec. 25
By KPBS News
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As the year comes to a close, we look back at some of our favorite KPBS stories in 2014: the gluten-free product craze; cars becoming more like smartphones; a retiring San Diego cop who worked with the homeless; and a daycare center for kids whose parents are homeless.

Study Shows Mice Passing Down Drug Benefits To Offspring

Dec. 24
By David Wagner
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Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla were able to improve symptoms of a fatal brain disease in mice, even in those not directly given any drugs.

How A Compound Found In Red Wine Could Promote Health

Dec. 23
By David Wagner
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San Diego scientists have discovered how exactly the compound resveratrol promotes cellular health, and their findings could be good news for red wine drinkers.