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Zombies Versus Real Science: Which Is Scarier?

Oct. 17
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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Zombies are reanimated corpses that crave human flesh. But is that scarier than the real disorders that can affect the human brain?

Navy Calls Off Search For Missing Coronado Man (Video)

Oct. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy has called off the search for one of its civilian employees who went missing off San Clemente Island last week. Lee Racicot, 59, of Coronado worked on the island during the week and is believed to have disappeared while fishing or diving alone.

Third Edition Of 'Innovadora' Event Showcases Best Of Tijuana And Beyond

Oct. 14
Midday Edition
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Tijuana Innovadora, will focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and binational economies. The biennial conference features 200-plus speakers, exhibits, workshops and special events about technology, food and fashion.

How San Diego Hospitals Would Handle Ebola

Oct. 13
By David Wagner
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San Diego hospitals are stepping up patient screening and reviewing protective equipment procedures in case an Ebola patient should show up at their door.

Fattened Gray Whales In Low-Ice Arctic Set To Journey South

Oct. 13
By Susan Murphy
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Thousands of gray whales are about to begin their annual southern migration to Mexico from their feeding grounds in the Arctic, where near-record low ice coverage last spring allowed pregnant females to get early access to food.

Smartphones On Wheels: A Safer Alternative To Texting While Driving?

Oct. 10
By David Wagner
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Cars are becoming more like huge, rolling smartphones. Will embedding features right into the dashboard reduce driver distraction? Or make crashes more common?

Local Scripps Institutes Join Nationwide Project To Centralize Medical Data

Oct. 9
By City News Service
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Scripps Research and Translational Science Institutes of La Jolla will participate in a nationwide effort to consolidate and centralize of biomedical research data.

App Allows Users To Report Water Waste In City Of San Diego

Oct. 9
By City News Service
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The city of San Diego Thursday unveiled a smartphone application that will let users take photographs of water waste and report the address to the Water Conservation Department.

San Diego Scientists Map Unseen Features Of Ocean Floor

Oct. 2
By David Wagner
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Scientists are just now mapping thousands of underwater mountains on the seafloor for the first time.

San Diego Climate Researchers Say 'Ditch The 2 Degree Warming Goal'

Oct. 1
By David Wagner
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Temperature rise isn't the best way to measure whether we're doing enough to combat climate change, San Diego scientists say.