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Scripps News Archives

Photo: Rawpixel Coastal Heat Waves Can Tax Public Health – Even Outside of Summer
Study of Southern California hospitalizations shows upticks attributable to heat driven by Santa Ana winds in fall, winter, and spring
Apr 02, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Weiguang (Roger) Wu
Scripps undergraduate student pursues studying ocean science in the name of art
Apr 02, 2020
The Predaceous Diving Beetle is found in Southern California. Photo: Peter Bryant, University of California Irvine Voyager: Are there any aquatic beetle species?
Taavi B., 7, Coronado, Calif.
Apr 01, 2020
Scientists searching for meteorites in Antarctica Scientists Find that Mars Likely Never had Global Magma Ocean
New research from Scripps Oceanography and the University of Arizona
Mar 30, 2020
Esteemed Scripps Climate Scientist Appointed as the Edward A. Frieman Presidential Chair in Climate Sustainability
Veerabhadran Ramanthan selected as inaugural holder of faculty chair that honors legacy of late Scripps director
Mar 20, 2020
Microplastics found in a quarter of San Diego estuary fish
Study examined plastics in coastal sediments and three species of fish
Mar 18, 2020
Copepod Tigriopus californicus Where’d You Get Those Genes? Individual Growth Can Vary Wildly When Populations Interbreed
Scientists find that interactions between different types of DNA determine hybrid fitness
Mar 12, 2020
Pancake ice in Antarctica's Andvord Bay. Photo: Maria Stenzel New Research is the First to Relate Antarctic Sea Ice Melt to Weather Change in the Tropics
Diminishing sea ice translates to warmer ocean, more rain, and stronger trade winds
Mar 12, 2020
Headshots of three women. Celebrating Women in Science at Scripps Oceanography
Q&A featuring reflections from three Scripps scientists in honor of Women’s History Month
Mar 08, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Daniela Faggiani Dias
A PhD student hailing from Brazil seeks new ways to understand the mechanisms that enable scientists to make accurate climate predictions
Mar 06, 2020
Illustration: Naeblys/istockphoto Earth’s Mantle, Not Its Core, May Have Generated Planet’s Early Magnetic Field
Scripps Oceanography researcher’s assertion bolstered by series of new studies
Mar 05, 2020
Two scientists look at multiple screens showing deep-sea video footage being filmed by a remote operated vehicle. Deep-Sea Fish Community Structure Strongly Affected by Oxygen and Temperature
Research on deep-sea fish density and diversity in the Gulf of California has implications for climate change
Mar 05, 2020
Marine biologist Greg Rouse A Scientist’s Life: Greg Rouse
Marine biologist studies the evolution and biodiversity of marine invertebrates, describing many new to science along the way
Mar 05, 2020
A pair of Cuvier's beaked whales. Photo by Jenny Trickey, taken under SEMARNAT permit SGPA/DGVS/000451/18 Beaked Whale Strandings in the Mariana Archipelago Associated with Sonar
NOAA and Scripps Oceanography scientists compared acoustic recordings and naval records with eight stranding events
Feb 26, 2020
Parasitic Worms Have Armies, and Produce More Soldiers When Needed
Study demonstrates for the first time that animal societies can adjust army size to meet threat levels in the wild
Feb 26, 2020
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at SXSW
Scripps brings the science to SXSW Conference in March
Feb 25, 2020
Celebrating Black Excellence at Scripps Oceanography
Black History Month-inspired Q&A featuring five stellar members of the Scripps community, ranging from faculty to staff to students
Feb 21, 2020
Thawing permafrost on Canada's Herschel Island. Photo: Gonçalo Vieira / Nunataryuk Climate Destabilization Unlikely to Cause Methane ‘Burp’
Researchers say ancient periods similar to today suggest only minor release of methane
Feb 20, 2020
Former Scripps graduate student Nathan Moss searches for potentially therapeutic natural products. Photo: Bailey Miller “SMART 2.0” Revolutionizing Identification of Natural Compounds
Organic chemistry tool developed at UC San Diego is speeding up drug discovery, toxicological analysis, and more
Feb 19, 2020
Arctic Ocean sea ice seen during 2018 SODA cruise. Photo: San Nguyen Researchers Find New Reason Why Arctic is Warming So Fast
An explanation is proposed for extra heat coming through the oceans
Feb 14, 2020
Associate researcher Dimitri Deheyn. Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Microplastics: A Macro Problem
Scripps Oceanography at forefront of microplastics research
Feb 14, 2020
One of two newly hatched Weedy Seadragons at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The babies are under an inch long. Photo: Birch Aquarium Baby Dragons Hatched at Birch Aquarium
Birch Aquarium successfully breeds rare Weedy Seadragon for the first time
Feb 13, 2020
Nearshore excavation with newly developed barge system at Biblical port of Tel Dor, Israel. Photo: Anthony Tamberino, SCMA UC San Diego Receives $1.3M from Koret Foundation to Support Binational Collaboration on Marine Archaeology Research
Three-year gift will support scientific collaboration between the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology and the University of Haifa in Israel
Feb 13, 2020
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at Ocean Sciences Meeting
Highlights from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Feb 13, 2020
UC San Diego Faculty Members Named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows
Scripps Oceanography assistant professor Amina Schartup among 2020 class
Feb 12, 2020