Jesse Driscoll, associate professor of political science at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, has authored a new book, “Ukraine's Unnamed War.” Driscoll traveled to Ukraine to begin researching the book in 2014. In this Q&A and video, Driscoll discusses how the current conflict emerged from the ragged settlement of 2014-2016 and shares insights on what to expect as the largest war in recent European history grinds forward.
A new study shows that elephant seals average just 2 hours of sleep per day when they are at sea. This video by Scripps Institution of Oceanography postdoctoral fellow Jessica Kendall-Bar uses data-driven animations to show how these seals sleep for 10 minutes at a time during deep, 30-minute dives in which they often spiral downward while fast asleep. Kendall-Bar conducted the research while she was a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz. Study co-authors include a team of researchers affiliated with UC Santa Cruz and several other research organizations.
Research led by UC San Diego and Harvard has traced the evolutionary adaptations of octopus and squid sensing capabilities. The researchers describe for the first time the structure of an octopus chemotactile receptor, which octopus arms use for taste-by-touch exploration of the seafloor.
A specialized team at UC San Diego Health performs facial reanimation surgery to treat facial paralysis.
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A new study is providing an unprecedented examination of oxygen loss on coral reefs around the globe under ocean warming. Led by researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a large team of national and international colleagues, the study captures the current state of hypoxia—or low oxygen levels—at 32 different sites, and reveals that hypoxia is already pervasive on many reefs.
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