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The San Diego Air and Space Museum exhibits a r...

San Diego Celebrates Anniversary Of Wright Brothers' Historic Flight

Dec. 17, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

It's been 116 years since Wilbur and Orville Wright first took flight. The San Diego Air and Space Museum celebrated Tuesday by powering up a replica of the engine in the Wright brothers' plane.

Future, at barely a week old, stands by mom Ama...

Frozen Skin Cells Could Create A New Future For Endangered Northern White Rhinos

Dec. 13, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers are making progress on a long-running plan to revive a nearly extinct rhino species. Two rhino births this year were important steps.

SeaWorld's animal care specialist Jonathan Dwye...

SeaWorld Animal Care Staff Release Rescued Blue-Footed Booby Back Into Wild

Dec. 11, 2019
By City News Service

The bird was found injured and lethargic near the Oceanside Pier last month and brought to SeaWorld, where animal care staff treated it for an infection and a wing injury. The bird received antibiotics and regained 40% of its body weight after arriving at the theme park significantly thinner than is healthy for the species.

This Feb. 25, 2019 file photo shows a banner of...

5G Service Rolls Out In San Diego

Dec. 11, 2019
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

5G service has begun to roll out in San Diego. The new service holds the promise of much faster transmission speeds with the capability of moving much more data than the current 4G.

Debris Ocean Voyages Institute removed from the...

Nonprofit Scoops Up Plastic Pollution From Pacific Ocean

Dec. 5, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has become a floating symbol of pollution on this planet. Ocean Voyages Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the ocean environment, is one of the groups trying to do something about it.

A closeup of a beam scale in New York, April 3,...

Time-Restricted Eating Could Lead To Weight Loss, Scientists Find

Dec. 5, 2019
By Shalina Chatlani

A trial including nearly 20 people showed restricted eating windows of about 10 hours helped participants lose weight, among other health benefits.

Jenni Brandon, a researcher at Birch Aquarium, ...

Study: Microplastics A Million Times More Abundant In Ocean Than Previously Thought

Dec. 5, 2019
By Shalina Chatlani

Former estimates only accounted for larger pieces of microplastics.

A photo of a blue whale is pictured in this ima...

Why Blue Whales' Hearts Are Stopping Their Bodies From Getting Bigger

Dec. 4, 2019
By Shalina Chatlani

Blue whales are the largest animals on earth, but their cardiac limitations may be the only thing preventing them from getting any bigger.

Andrew Garcia, 22, plays 'Call of Duty: Modern ...

Army Recruitment Today Is Less 'Be All You Can Be' And More 'Call Of Duty'

Dec. 4, 2019
Taylor Allen / American Homefront

The Army has embraced esports as a recruiting tool to reach young adults, who are drawn to the fast-paced action of military-themed games.

File photo shows Google's headquarters in Mount...

Workers Fired From Google Plan Federal Labor Complaint

Dec. 3, 2019
By Associated Press

Four workers fired from Google last week are planning to file a federal labor complaint against the company, claiming it unfairly retaliated against them for organizing workers around social causes.