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Butterfly Experience In Encinitas

Butterfly Experience In Encinitas

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

An Encinitas butterfly farm hosted a group of school children Thursday, hoping to teach the young people about the threatened Monarch butterfly.

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

Scripps Institution Oceanography researcher Walter Munk, who turns 100 on Thursday, remembers his long career with a discussion at his La Jolla home.

Famed Oceanographer To Have Part Of La Jolla Shores Boardwalk Named...

Famed Oceanographer To Have Part Of La Jolla Shores Boardwalk Named In His Honor

Oct. 17
By City News Service

A section of the La Jolla Shores boardwalk, where famed oceanographer Walter Munk performed experiments as far back as the 1940s, will be named in his honor Wednesday.

UC San Diego Computer Scientist Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

UC San Diego Computer Scientist Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Oct. 11
By City News Service

UC San Diego computer science professor Stefan Savage is among the 24 2017 MacArthur Fellows announced Wednesday, with each slated to receive $625,000 over the next five years to allow them to pursue their own creative, intellectual and professional objectives.

Data Breaches Expose Flaws Of Using Social Security Numbers As Iden...

Data Breaches Expose Flaws Of Using Social Security Numbers As Identifiers

Oct. 10
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Alternatives to social security cards include biometrics, such as fingerprints, iris scans and palm prints, and blockchain technology, which uses encryption to create a digital signature. But a San Diego privacy expert said there are flaws with both options.

Science Ethics Center Reaches Milestone

Science Ethics Center Reaches Milestone

Oct. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The questions raised by scientific research can be explosive. Should we edit our children’s genes? What safeguards should we put in place for artificial intelligence? How should the public be informed about clinical trials?

Malware Attacks San Ysidro School District, Demands $19K Ransom

Malware Attacks San Ysidro School District, Demands $19K Ransom

Sept. 29
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Malware-infected computers at a local school district this month, deleting emails and forcing the district to temporarily shut down part of its systems.

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

Sept. 28
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County and Chula Vista prepare to become a testing grounds for automated vehicles. Meanwhile, academics and urban planners try to imagine a world where cars drive themselves.

After 66 Million Years, Creature Wins State Dinosaur Honor

After 66 Million Years, Creature Wins State Dinosaur Honor

Sept. 26
By Associated Press

It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California's state dinosaur.

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Clues On What Causes Diseases Lik...

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Clues On What Causes Diseases Like Leukemia

Sept. 21
By City News Service

Previously overlooked sections of human DNA could be the key to breakdowns in the immune system that lead to diseases like leukemia and lymphoma, researchers at UC San Diego announced Thursday.

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