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The Scientific Reasons Why Teens Can Be So Moody

The Scientific Reasons Why Teens Can Be So Moody

Nov. 15
By Michael Lipkin

Teens have split-second access to areas of the brain involving emotions and novelty, but not their frontal lobes, which is in charge of impulse control, judgment and empathy.

Insects May Help San Diego Researchers Track Climate Change

Insects May Help San Diego Researchers Track Climate Change

Nov. 15
By Erik Anderson

San Diego State University researchers are trying to gauge how the region's ecosystems are shifting as climate change affects local habitats. Some answers may come from the insects that serve key roles for native plants.

World's Largest Neuroscience Convention Coming To San Diego

World's Largest Neuroscience Convention Coming To San Diego

Nov. 11
By David Wagner

The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience is expected to draw about 30,000 attendants to the San Diego Convention Center.

San Diego Scientists Help Develop New Twist On In Vitro Fertilization

San Diego Scientists Help Develop New Twist On In Vitro Fertilization

Nov. 10
By David Wagner

"This method could help parents who want to have their own child disease-free," said a Salk Institute scientist who co-led the study.

San Diego Climate Scientists Are Not Optimistic About A Trump Presi...

San Diego Climate Scientists Are Not Optimistic About A Trump Presidency

Nov. 9
By David Wagner

They're worried about the effects his administration could have on international climate agreements and the future of global warming research in the U.S.

Navy SEALs Seek Out High-Tech Jobs

Navy SEALs Seek Out High-Tech Jobs

Nov. 8
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Tech executives say they are increasingly looking to recruit special operations forces veterans who typically move on to work in law enforcement or private security.

San Diego Scientists Add Color To Black-And-White Electron Microsco...

San Diego Scientists Add Color To Black-And-White Electron Microscopes

Nov. 3
By David Wagner

Like Dorothy stepping into Oz, UC San Diego researchers have brought color to the highly detailed images produced by electron microscopes.

San Diego Scientists Create Electronics Material That Can Heal Itself

San Diego Scientists Create Electronics Material That Can Heal Itself

Nov. 2
By David Wagner

A team of researchers at UC San Diego says its self-healing material could be useful in designing new kinds of wearable electronic devices.

Aboard The Scientific Research Vessel Sally Ride

Aboard The Scientific Research Vessel Sally Ride

Oct. 28
By Erik Anderson, City News Service

The Sally Ride — named after the first American woman in space — is a 238-foot long vessel that’s equipped to take science on the high seas. The craft is fitted with all the newest tools to help scientists understand oceans.

$47B Deal Could Help Qualcomm Move From Phones To Cars

$47B Deal Could Help Qualcomm Move From Phones To Cars

Oct. 27
By David Wagner

In the largest deal in the company's history, Qualcomm will acquire Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors.