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San Diego Astronomer Finds More Earth-Sized Planets That Might Supp...

San Diego Astronomer Finds More Earth-Sized Planets That Might Support Life

Feb. 22
By Michael Lipkin

Astronomers at NASA say they’ve found seven planets roughly the size of Earth all orbiting the same tiny star that could have liquid water on their surfaces.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Record-Breaking Winter About To Get Ev...

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Record-Breaking Winter About To Get Even Wetter

Feb. 17
By David Wagner

An update from the KPBS Drought Tracker shows that strong storms rolling into California starting Friday are about to make the state's already wet winter even wetter.

Kinetic Art Moves Into Fleet Science Center

Kinetic Art Moves Into Fleet Science Center

Feb. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Motion is the subject of a new exhibit at the Fleet Science Center, a combination of art that either moves or is about movement with educational stations explaining concepts like waves or gravity.

Salk President: Telomeres May Be Key To Staving Off Aging

Salk President: Telomeres May Be Key To Staving Off Aging

Feb. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The word telomeres is probably not part of your everyday vocabulary, but new research suggests these regions at the end of chromosomes play a vital role in our cells' aging processes.

San Diego Academics Encouraged By Decision To Keep Travel Ban On Hold

San Diego Academics Encouraged By Decision To Keep Travel Ban On Hold

Feb. 10
By David Wagner

But scientists and professors potentially affected under President Trump's executive order said there is still too much uncertainty to resume traveling outside the country.

San Diego Scientist Studies The Moon By Way Of A Nuclear Test Site

San Diego Scientist Studies The Moon By Way Of A Nuclear Test Site

Feb. 8
By David Wagner

A local scientist says the 1945 Trinity nuclear bomb test didn't just change history — it also gave scientists a perfect natural experiment for probing theories about how the Earth's moon came to be.

Drought Increases Severity Of West Nile Epidemics

Drought Increases Severity Of West Nile Epidemics

Feb. 8
Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Drought increases the severity of West Nile epidemics, according to a new study by researchers at UC Santa Cruz.

What San Diego's High-Tech Industry Is (And Isn't) Saying About Tru...

What San Diego's High-Tech Industry Is (And Isn't) Saying About Trump's Immigration Order

Feb. 1
By David Wagner

While some San Diego companies are expressing concern about President Trump's executive orders on immigration, others are staying silent.

Scientists Uneasy After Trump Administration Says It Will Review EP...

Scientists Uneasy After Trump Administration Says It Will Review EPA Data

Jan. 31
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

President Donald Trump's political transition team will review all scientific data on the Environmental Protection Agency's website, including climate change data. The American Association for the Advancement of Science says the level of anxiety in the scientific community has never been higher.

San Diego Scientist Says Trump's Immigration Order Will Affect His ...

San Diego Scientist Says Trump's Immigration Order Will Affect His Work, Family

Jan. 30
By David Wagner

UC San Diego global health professor Wael Al-Delaimy was born in Iraq. He's avoiding travel out of concern that he won't be let back in the country.

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