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Study Reveals Ocean Acidification’s Effects on Shrimp Biology

June 1, 2015

A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers reveals that more carbon dioxide in seawater could lead to more calcium in shrimp exoskeletons and a decrease in their transparency.

Typhoons Likely to Intensify by as Much as 14 Percent Under a Moderate Climate Change Scenario

May 29, 2015

Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated large portions of the Philippines in November 2013, was one of the strongest ocean storms ever recorded, killing at least 6,300 people. It set records for the strongest storm ever at landfall and for the highest sustained wind speed over one minute ever, hitting 315 kilometers per hour (194 miles per hour) when it reached the province of Eastern Samar.

New Studies of Rocks Show Earliest Forms of Life in Antarctic Ice Caves and in South African Lava

May 20, 2015

Hubert Staudigel, a geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and his collaborators have completed two studies about fossils in volcanic rocks, and the biological activity in some of the earth’s harshest environments.

New Link between Ocean Microbes and Atmosphere Uncovered

May 18, 2015

A factor that determines the properties of clouds that help moderate the planet’s temperature may be decided in the oceans.

Mayim Bialik of ‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Blossom’ to Speak at UC San Diego

May 15, 2015

The University of California, San Diego will host “An Evening with Mayim Bialik” on May 27 where the TV star best known for her roles in the current, popular CBS series “The Big Bang Theory” and “Blossom,” which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1995, will address campus students, faculty staff and alumni.

UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

April 29, 2015

The National Academy of Sciences today elected five professors at the University of California, San Diego, to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on U.S. scientists and engineers.

UC San Diego Campus Celebrates Sustainability Efforts with Earth Week

April 16, 2015

The University of California, San Diego will recognize Earth Week, April 19-25 with festivities which will include a trash sort, Earth Day fair, walking tours of campus sustainability initiatives and more. This year’s celebration is particularly important, as campus community members have a special call to action: Conserve water.

Scripps Lecture: Harvard Scientist Digs for Genetic Connections to Behavior

April 9, 2015

Burrowing mice and how such animal behavior can shed light on the genetics of human behavior will be the subject of the 10th Richard H. and Glenda G. Rosenblatt Lectureship in Evolutionary Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Antarctic Ice Shelves Rapidly Thinning

March 26, 2015

A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers has revealed that the thickness of Antarctica’s floating ice shelves has recently decreased by as much as 18 percent in certain areas over nearly two decades, providing new insights on how the Antarctic ice sheet is responding to climate change.

SDSC/UCSD Study Uncovers Mechanisms of Cancer-Causing Mutations

March 18, 2015

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have described for the first time the molecular mechanism of cancer development caused by well-known “resistance” mutations in the gene called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).
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