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Tease photo for Roundtable: San Diego VA Wait Times; JMI's Qualcomm Stadium Plan; Fetal Tissue Research

Roundtable: San Diego VA Wait Times; JMI's Qualcomm Stadium Plan; Fetal Tissue Research

April 8
By Midday Edition

San Diego VA Medical Center scolded over wait times. JMI Realty pushes a plan to redevelop the Qualcomm Stadium site. San Diego's BioMed company ordered to testify at a House subcommittee on fetal tissue research.

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San Diego's Baby Southern White Rhino Could Mean Scientific Breakthrough

April 6
By Katie Schoolov

A baby southern white rhino born Saturday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park may represent success for zoo researchers who have been working for eight years to solve the reproductive problems among the captive-born population.

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Rare Kiwi Chick Hatches At San Diego Zoo

April 6
By City News Service

The female, the 11th member of the endangered species hatched at the zoo, emerged from its egg on March 11.

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Sea Lions Nursed Back To Health To Be Released Tuesday

April 4
By City News Service

They're scheduled to be returned to the ocean after being treated at SeaWorld San Diego. Sea lion pups have found it particularly difficult to find food with the El Niño conditions, park officials said.

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Scientists Bemoan SeaWorld Decision To Stop Breeding Orcas

April 4
By Associated Press

While the company's decision last month to end its orca breeding program delighted animal rights activists, it disappointed many marine scientists.

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Study: Atmospheric Pattern Amplifying Effects Of Climate Change In California

April 1
By David Wagner

The state may be in for more extreme dryness in coming years, thanks to the increasingly common "ridiculously resilient ridge."

Tease photo for SeaWorld Urges US Government To Help Stop Japanese Whaling

SeaWorld Urges US Government To Help Stop Japanese Whaling

April 1
By City News Service

After announcing in March that it will no longer breed killer whales in captivity, the company is now asking President Obama to pressure Japan to shut down its commercial whaling industry.

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UCSD Computer Science Professor Honored For Work To Deter Hackers

March 31
By Midday Edition

Stefan Savage is an expert in network security, privacy and reliability. His research showed how vulnerable modern cars are to hacking. His systematic approach to attacks and attackers garnered him a prestigious award this week.

Tease photo for The Stethoscope May Have Reached Retirement Age

The Stethoscope May Have Reached Retirement Age

March 30
By Midday Edition

A new article in the journal Lancet argues it might be time for the stethoscope to take retirement. The author of the article said pocket-sized ultrasound devices can give doctors a lot more information than the stethoscope provides.

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Beach Replenishment Takes A Toll On Sand-Dwelling Creatures

March 29
By David Wagner

Using offshore sand to replenish shrinking beaches can harm coastal invertebrate populations, according to a new UC San Diego study.