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Artificial Insemination Yields Rhino Embryo At Zoo's Safari Park

May 17
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers have successfully used artificial insemination to get a southern white rhino pregnant.

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Making Some Local Calls In San Diego Will Soon Require Extra Digits

May 14
By Matt Hoffman

Phone numbers with the 619 area code are running out and to make room for more 858 area code numbers, local landline calls will soon require a 1 plus the area code, while wireless calls will need just the area code.

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San Diego Researchers Playing Leading Role In Landmark 'All Of Us' Project

May 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

An ambitious effort to speed up medical research by collecting health data from one million participants has just gotten underway. UC San Diego researchers are running part of the landmark research project called "All of Us."

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Qualcomm Announces $10 Billion Stock Repurchase Authorization

May 10
By City News Service

Qualcomm Inc. announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors approved a $10 billion stock repurchase authorization that replaces the previous $15 billion stock repurchase program announced in March 2015, which had $1.2 billion of repurchase authority remaining.

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NASA Sending Robotic Geologist To Mars To Dig Super Deep

May 4
By Associated Press

Six years after last landing on Mars, NASA is sending a robotic geologist to dig deeper than ever before to take the planet's temperature.

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Twitter Finds Security Bug, Advises Changing Passwords

May 3
By Associated Press

Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords.

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Scripps Professor To Discuss Ethics Of Deep Sea Mining

May 2
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

When it comes to unlocking the vast resources in the deep ocean, scientists are raising concerns about the ethics involved. Who owns those resources? And how can the proper extraction and use of fuel and mineral resources be regulated?

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UC San Diego Physics Professor Calls For Nobel Reform

May 1
By Michael Lipkin

Brian Keating writes about what it was like inside a high-stakes cosmology experiment in the new book, "Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor."

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Photograph Some Plants And Animals For San Diego Bragging Rights

April 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, so it should have a leg up on the competition in this year’s City Nature Challenge.

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Famous Salk Institute Cancer Researcher Suspended Amid Internal Investigation

April 23
By City News Service

A prominent scientist and cancer researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla has been suspended over apparent sexual misconduct allegations.