October 17, 2012
Fresh examinations of lunar rocks gathered by Apollo mission astronauts have yielded new insights about the moon’s chemical makeup as well as clues about the giant impacts that may have shaped the early beginnings of Earth and the moon.
October 11, 2012
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have used 20 years of satellite data to reveal a geological oddity unlike any seen on Earth.
September 27, 2012
Is fishing alone responsible for stock collapses, or are there other dominant factors? Determining the causes driving changes in complex networks such as ecosystems is especially challenging. Until recently, scientists had a limited toolbox for detecting causation.
September 14, 2012
Four leading scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been honored with awards that recognize their accomplishments in their respective fields of study.
August 29, 2012
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have come a step closer to deciphering some of the basic mysteries and mechanisms behind earthquakes and how average-sized earthquakes may evolve into massive earthquakes.
August 3, 2012
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego was ranked 15th in The Scientist magazine’s “Best Places to Work in Academia” survey. The list, published in the August 2012 issue of the magazine, rated Scripps 15th of 25 international science institutions and sixth among West Coast institutions.
July 30, 2012
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (Scripps) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) have entered into an agreement focusing on the design of an innovative system in which algae consume carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from natural gas combustion and cost-effectively convert it into valuable byproducts such as biomethane, biodiesel and animal feed.
July 26, 2012
During a recent oceanographic expedition off San Diego, graduate student researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego discovered convincing evidence of a deep-sea site where methane is likely seeping out of the seafloor, the first such finding off San Diego County.
July 18, 2012
This year, for the first time, external funding for sponsored research by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego exceeds $150 million (excluding ARRA* funding). Such funding arises from innovations and ideas of Scripps scientists and researchers who perform initial exploration of the concepts and compete in rigorous external competitive processes for funding.
May 24, 2012
A seaweed considered a threat to the healthy growth of coral reefs in Hawaii may possess the ability to produce substances that could one day treat human diseases, a new study led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has revealed.