"When we show these to people who are experts in these areas, they think the resolution and quality of the pictures we're getting is unprecedented," said Scripps Institution of Oceanography research oceanographer Jules Jaffe.
A recent study shows pot may help ward off Alzheimer's disease, but the results need to be confirmed in future studies. A local scientist worries those studies may not happen due to restrictions on research involving pot.
For the past few months, we've used the KPBS Drought Tracker to tell you how much rain and snow El Niño has been bringing to California. After a fairly average wet season, where does California's drought stand now?
Whether it's craft beer or kimchi, fermented foods and drinks are making a comeback. San Diego researchers are sampling local fermentation fanatics to find out how fermented foods can change our gut microbes.
Nearly a year and a half after the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp reportedly "saved" the lives of two American aid workers, experts still can't say whether the San Diego-made drug actually works in humans.
The journal Science has called the gene-editing tool CRISPR its "breakthrough of the year." In 2015, scientists used CRISPR to make precise changes to DNA in animals, human embryos and — as one team at UC San Diego demonstrated — insects.