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New Technology Unscrambles the Chatter of Microbes

February 5, 2024

Researchers from University of California San Diego have developed a new search tool to that can match microbes to the metabolites they produce with no prior knowledge, an innovation that could transform our understanding of both human health and the environment.

Extreme Heat, Wildfires Combine to Disproportionately Harm Less Affluent and Communities of Color

February 2, 2024

New study finds increased hospitalizations when people are exposed to both wildfire smoke and excessive heat with the risks increased in neighborhoods with more people of color, lower incomes and less access to health insurance.

New Year, New Baby: First Little Blue Penguin Hatched at Birch Aquarium

February 1, 2024

For the first time, a Little Blue Penguin has hatched at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The chick made its debut on New Year's Day in the aquarium’s Penguin Care and Conservation Center in Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins.

New Paper Pinpoints Key Role of NASA Satellites in Monitoring Earth’s Vital Signs

January 30, 2024

In a new paper, scientists from five different institutions present an anthology of key findings unearthed by satellite technology over the last two decades. The all-women group of authors includes Helen Amanda Fricker, a glaciologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Chancellor Unveils New Award Program to Boost Team-Based Research

January 25, 2024

Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Team Catalyst Awards aim to foster sustainable, interdisciplinary collaborations and to assist teams in developing tailored funding strategies for grand scientific and societal challenges.

UC San Diego Atmospheric Chemist Receives Prestigious National Academy of Sciences Award

January 22, 2024

Kimberly Prather, an atmospheric chemist at the University of California San Diego, is among 20 individuals being honored by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for extraordinary scientific achievements.

Second Seafloor Survey of Dumpsite off Coast of Southern California Completed

January 8, 2024

As part of ongoing efforts to understand the scale of the environmental impact from industrial waste dumping off the coast of Southern California, researchers from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography revisited two industrial undersea dumpsites in April 2023.

Giant Kelp Exhibit Shines Light on the Intersection of Art and Science

January 3, 2024

Ebb and Flow: Giant Kelp Forests through Art, Science and the Archives, a group exhibition hosted by UC San Diego Library and curated by San Diego-based photographer, marine scientist and Scripps Institution of Oceanography alumna Oriana Poindexter ’15, opens at Geisel Library on January 12.

Three Decades of Data In Bangladesh Show Elevated Risk of Infant Mortality In Flood-Prone Areas

December 6, 2023

A new study from researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Francisco estimates 152,753 excess infant deaths were attributable to living in flood-prone areas in Bangladesh over the past 30 years.

Scientists Publish 37-Year Record of Ocean Acidification off Southern California

November 27, 2023

For the first time, scientists at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography have published nearly four decades’ worth of dissolved carbon dioxide measurements from waters off Southern California.
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