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Rare Butterfly Returns To San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

Rare Butterfly Returns To San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

March 27
By Erik Anderson

Endangered Quino Checkerspot Butterflies are flying on the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge this spring for the first time in years.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Some Sierra Snow Melts Away

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Some Sierra Snow Melts Away

March 21
By David Wagner

New rains are coming as California's drought continues to wane thanks to a wet season that could turn out to be a record breaker — if storms leading up to April 1st bring enough rain.

How San Diego Researchers Are Reacting To Trump's Proposed Cuts

How San Diego Researchers Are Reacting To Trump's Proposed Cuts

March 16
By David Wagner

San Diego's biomedical researchers stand to lose big if President Trump's proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health make it through Congress. Some say the cuts could be "cataclysmic."

Mariner Travels The World To Study Ocean Tides

Mariner Travels The World To Study Ocean Tides

March 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Mariner Jonathan White thought he knew everything he needed to know about the constant roiling of the sea. But after almost losing his boat in a large Alaskan tide, he set off on a decades-long, worldwide journey to learn more about the ocean's movements.

How Stem Cells Could Help Scientists Study Eating Disorders

How Stem Cells Could Help Scientists Study Eating Disorders

March 14
By David Wagner

A research team led by UC San Diego scientists have created a lab-grown model of the anorexic brain using stem cells derived from patients with the eating disorder.

Prize-Winning Roboticist Talks Self-Driving Cars In San Diego

Prize-Winning Roboticist Talks Self-Driving Cars In San Diego

March 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A pioneer in automated driving technology is among the Kyoto Prize laureates lecturing in San Diego this week. The Kyoto Prize, one of the top scientific awards in the world, holds an annual symposium in San Diego featuring the year's three winners.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Few Patches Of Drought Left In California

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Few Patches Of Drought Left In California

March 10
By David Wagner

San Diego is currently back to being sunny and warm. But an update from the KPBS Drought Tracker shows this wet season is still shaping up to be a record-breaker for California.

Google's Self-Driving Car Company Escalates Battle With Uber

Google's Self-Driving Car Company Escalates Battle With Uber

March 10
By Associated Press

A self-driving car company founded by Google is presenting new evidence to support allegations that a former manager stole technology sold to Uber to help the ride-hailing service build its own robot-powered vehicles.

This UC San Diego Professor Planned His Surgery In Virtual Reality

This UC San Diego Professor Planned His Surgery In Virtual Reality

March 9
By David Wagner

The prospect of going under the knife got one San Diego computer scientist wondering: If 3D graphics are being used to bring video games to life, why can't they be used to help protect his life?

Uber Self-Driving Cars Are Coming Back To California Roads

Uber Self-Driving Cars Are Coming Back To California Roads

March 8
By Associated Press

Uber's self-driving cars will return to California's streets, though the ride-hailing company doesn't immediately plan to pick up passengers.

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