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Google CEO Slams Memo On Gender As Employee Reportedly Fired

Google CEO Slams Memo On Gender As Employee Reportedly Fired

Aug. 8
By Associated Press

A memo written by a male engineer at Google about gender differences sparked a quick rebuttal from Google after it circulated widely online.

New Study Traces Airborne Dust Back To Shrinking Salton Sea

New Study Traces Airborne Dust Back To Shrinking Salton Sea

Aug. 7
By David Wagner

A new UC Riverside study provides some answers to the question of whether the shrinking Salton Sea is worsening air quality and hurting the health of nearby residents.

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

Aug. 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers are working to save a critically endangered rhino species that is teetering close to extinction. Scientists are using southern white rhinos as surrogates in a last-ditch effort to save northern whites.

Salk Scientists Contribute To First Gene Editing Of Human Embryos I...

Salk Scientists Contribute To First Gene Editing Of Human Embryos In US

Aug. 2
By David Wagner

Salk scientists were involved in a new study that raises the possibility of curing certain genetic diseases in future generations. But the prospect of editing a child's DNA before they are born remains very controversial.

Salk, UC San Diego Scientists Reveal First Look At 3-D Structure Of...

Salk, UC San Diego Scientists Reveal First Look At 3-D Structure Of DNA

July 28
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Salk and UC San Diego researchers have revealed for the first time the 3-D structure of DNA in living human cells. The discovery is expected to impact scientists ability to design drugs for hard to treat diseases.

No Quarters Needed For Fleet's 'Game Masters' Arcade

No Quarters Needed For Fleet's 'Game Masters' Arcade

July 27
By Michael Lipkin

It won't take much to interest science-averse kids in the latest exhibit at the Fleet Science Center. It's a retrospective of video game history, from the arcade cabinets of the 1970s to the latest computer and console games.

New San Diego Study Adds To Debate On E-Cigarettes

New San Diego Study Adds To Debate On E-Cigarettes

July 26
By David Wagner

UC San Diego researchers find that more Americans have been quitting smoking in recent years, and that e-cigarette users were more likely to succeed. But they say that does not mean e-cigarettes are a silver bullet in the fight against smoking.

Fact-Checking Website Snopes Gets Outpouring Of Financial Support A...

Fact-Checking Website Snopes Gets Outpouring Of Financial Support Amid Lawsuit

July 25
By David Wagner

Facing a lawsuit, one of the founders of the pioneering fact-checking website Snopes.com — which has opened offices in San Diego — has quickly raised over $500,000.

San Diego Regional Bike Counters Up For Adoption

San Diego Regional Bike Counters Up For Adoption

July 25
By Andrew Bowen

Dozens of devices across San Diego County have been gathering data on cycling activity for the past five years. But the bike counters have not been consistently maintained, and some have gone more than a year with dead batteries.

'The Martian' Novelist Andy Weir On The Importance Of Getting Scien...

'The Martian' Novelist Andy Weir On The Importance Of Getting Science Right

July 24
By David Wagner, Michael Lipkin

The science in "The Martian" is so realistic it is being used as a high school science textbook, teaching students about chemistry and physics.