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Three Strong 'Atmospheric River' Storms Take Aim At San Diego County

Three Strong 'Atmospheric River' Storms Take Aim At San Diego County

Jan. 18
By Susan Murphy

The long plumes of moisture moving toward the county from the Pacific, called Atmospheric Rivers, are the same type of storm that pounded Northern California last week with nearly a dozen inches of rain and ten feet of snow.

San Diego Study: Even Short, Moderate Workouts Impart Health Benefits

San Diego Study: Even Short, Moderate Workouts Impart Health Benefits

Jan. 16
By David Wagner

Workouts don't have to be exhausting or time-consuming to improve your health, according to a recent UC San Diego School of Medicine study.

San Diego Scientists Bring Back First Footage Of Colorful Seadragon

San Diego Scientists Bring Back First Footage Of Colorful Seadragon

Jan. 12
By David Wagner

After discovering a new species of seadragon by analyzing specimens held in museums, a team of San Diego scientists has spotted the colorful creature in the wild and brought back the first glimpses of it captured on film.

San Diego-Based Illumina Says The $100 Genome Is Only A Few Years A...

San Diego-Based Illumina Says The $100 Genome Is Only A Few Years Away

Jan. 10
By David Wagner

Genetic sequencing company Illumina says within three to 10 years, their new machines will bring down the baseline cost of sequencing a human genome from about $1,000 to $100.

How Tiny Microbes In Your Gut Affect Your Mood

How Tiny Microbes In Your Gut Affect Your Mood

Jan. 10
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In his new book, “The Mind-Gut Connection”, Dr. Emeran Mayer explains how the brain and the gut communicate, and physical and mental health issues can crop up if that communication is disrupted.

Could Consumers Be Off The Hook For San Onofre Shutdown Costs?

Could Consumers Be Off The Hook For San Onofre Shutdown Costs?

Jan. 10
By Amita Sharma

San Onofre will be in the news again in upcoming weeks following an order by state regulators to the plant’s owners to carefully consider changing a settlement that handed customers a multi-billion dollar bill for the nuclear power facility's closure.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Weekend Storms Deliver Substantial Snow

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Weekend Storms Deliver Substantial Snow

Jan. 9
By David Wagner

Storms that caused flooding in Northern California over the weekend also contributed to major growth in the Sierra snowpack.

Live Global Map Lets You See Pollution In A New Way

Live Global Map Lets You See Pollution In A New Way

Jan. 9
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

The map shows pollution rising up from cities and spreading around the globe on wind currents.

Scripps Health Takes Part In Nationwide Study Of Heart Attack Treat...

Scripps Health Takes Part In Nationwide Study Of Heart Attack Treatment

Dec. 28
By City News Service

The institute is the only California site participating in the trial of a technique that uses supersaturated oxygen to reduce tissue damage suffered by patients.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Halfway Through Wet Season, Where Does...

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Halfway Through Wet Season, Where Does CA Stand?

Dec. 26
By David Wagner

After a week that brought rain and snow to San Diego County, an update from the KPBS Drought Tracker shows statewide rain totals growing at a steady pace, but the Sierra snowpack struggling to keep up.