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Apple Closing iPhone Security Gap Used By Law Enforcement

June 14
By Associated Press

Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations.

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Top Salk Institute Researcher Resigns Following Harassment Investigation

June 11
By Susan Murphy

Inder Verma was suspended in April following sexual harassment allegations. The institute was wrapping up its internal investigation last week when Verma gave his unconditional resignation.

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Talk To Focus On The Ethics Of Creating Inheritable Genetic Modifications

June 5
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Genetic researchers say they may be able to produce desired gene modifications in rodents that can be inherited. Those alterations would help researchers have better access to lab animals that mimic complex human diseases.

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California Senate Passes Net Neutrality Bill

May 31
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Senate bill 822 would restore net neutrality regulations repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under President Trump. The bill now moves to the assembly.

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Pioneer Astronaut Sally Ride To Be Commemorated With USPS Forever Stamp

May 23
By City News Service

Sally Ride, who became the first American woman in space in 1983 and taught at UC San Diego after leaving NASA, will be posthumously honored Wednesday by the U.S. Postal Service, which will hold a ceremony at the university to unveil a stamp depicting the Encino-born physicist, astronaut and educator.

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What Does A Melting Glacier Sound Like?

May 23
By Michael Lipkin

It sounds like a riddle, but the answer could help Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate scientists develop a new way to monitor rising ocean levels.

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Space X Launches Science And Commercial Satellites Into Orbit From California

May 22
By Associated Press

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California on Tuesday.

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Roundtable: California’s Sanctuary Critics Go To Washington

May 18
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego County political leaders critical of California's sanctuary law go to the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump, SeaWorld's parent company says business is up for the start of 2018, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park announces a breakthrough in its rhino breeding program.

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San Diego International Airport Seeks Innovators To Improve Parking, Customer Mobility

May 18
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego International Airport will work with nearly a dozen companies this summer to develop ideas that will better serve travelers. The focus will be on airport parking and customer mobility. Companies selected to participate will work out of the airport's former commuter terminal, which has been repurposed as the Innovation Lab.

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Scripps Prof Describes US At An Environmental Breaking Point

May 17
By Michael Lipkin

Scripps professor emeritus Jeremy Jackson documented his road trip to get first-hand accounts of how people from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico are coping with a changing climate.

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