Scripps News

Lights Out: Scientists Discover Why Iconic Bioluminescent Plankton Don’t Shine Off the West Coast
West Coast populations of the dinoflagellate Noctiluca lack chemical process that produces light

The 2018 Woolsey Fire. Photo courtesy of Peter Buschmann

The Race to Stay Ahead of Wildfires
UC San Diego matches increased fire danger with improved monitoring capability

Kelp: The Next Superfood?
Adding this brown seaweed to your plate can help not only your health, but the planet’s as well

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