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Public Lecture at Scripps Explores Darwin’s Deep Connection to the Ocean

May 29, 2013

An expert on the history of science and exploration will discuss the early days of Charles Darwin’s storied career and how the ocean played an instrumental role in its launch during a public presentation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

New Center Targets Ocean Contaminants and Human Health

May 21, 2013

Capitalizing on UC San Diego’s unique ability to address environmental threats to public health, a new center based at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will target emerging contaminants found naturally in common seafood dishes as well as man-made chemicals that accumulate in human breast milk.

James Cameron to be Publicly Honored with Scripps Nierenberg Prize

May 15, 2013

Ocean frontier explorer and world-renowned filmmaker James Cameron has been named by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego as the recipient of the 2013 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest.

Bizarre Bone Worms Emit Acid to Feast on Whale Skeletons

April 30, 2013

Only within the past 12 years have marine biologists come to learn about the eye-opening characteristics of mystifying sea worms that live and thrive on the bones of whale carcasses.

Unique Chemistry Reveals Eruption of Ancient Materials Once at Earth’s Surface

April 24, 2013

An international team of researchers, including Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, geochemist James Day, has found new evidence that material contained in oceanic lava flows originated in Earth’s ancient Archean crust.

As CO2 Reaches Symbolic Milestone, Scripps Launches Daily Keeling Curve Update

April 23, 2013

For the first time in human history, concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2 ) could rise above 400 parts per million (ppm) for sustained lengths of time throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere as soon as May 2013.

The Asian Monsoon is Getting Predictable

April 23, 2013

For much of Asia, the pace of life is tuned to rhythms of monsoons. The summer rainy season is especially important for securing the water and food supplies for more than a billion people. Its variations can mean the difference between drought and flood.

Biological Activity Alters the Ability of Particles from Sea Spray to Seed Clouds

April 22, 2013

Ocean biology alters the chemical composition of sea spray in ways that influence its ability to form clouds over the ocean. That’s the conclusion of a team of scientists using a new approach to study tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols that can influence climate by absorbing or reflecting sunlight and seeding clouds.

Navy Names New Scripps Research Vessel to Honor Legacy of Space Explorer Sally Ride

April 16, 2013

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the nation's newest research vessel will be named R/V Sally Ride, in honor of the former UC San Diego faculty member who was the first American female astronaut and the youngest American to fly in space.

Former Scripps Director, Prominent Physicist, and Key Government Advisor: Edward A. Frieman

April 15, 2013

Edward A. Frieman, Ph.D., former director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, and a prominent national advisor to the government on issues of vital importance to defense, energy, and science policy, died of a respiratory illness at UC San Diego’s Thornton Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., on April 11, 2013.
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