News archives

Photo: Stockmagen/iStockPhoto

First Link between Stillbirths, Birth Complications and Excessive Heat in Lower-income Countries

Researchers call for improvements in early-warning systems

Rendering of mutating virus cells. image: istock.com/wildpixel

It’s Not Just SARS-CoV-2: Most Respiratory Viruses Spread by Aerosols

Conventional wisdom on viral disease transmission needs updating, international science team concludes

Researchers use Remotely Operated Vehicle SuBastian to collect sediment push cores and collect video footage, data that will assess how this stretch of deep sea is responding to DDT.

Scientists Explore Mineral-Rich Seafloor, DDT Dump Sites; Discover Methane Seep, Whale Fall

Exploratory dives off California coast in waste dumping grounds and areas of potential mining will advance understanding of human impacts on deep-sea ecosystem

Downtown Los Angeles rush hour. Photo: lazyday

Dual Impacts of Extreme Heat, Ozone Disproportionately Hurt Poorer Areas

A frequent combination on hot days, high temperatures and ozone disproportionately affect low-income ZIP codes, researchers find

Coronavirus image of red spikes on grey sphere

New Assessment Examines 10 Reasons Why the Coronavirus Is Airborne

Experts find that recognizing the virus is predominantly spread through air would save lives

Two people sitting on a bench in smoky air overlooking Hollywood sign.

Fine Particulate Matter from Wildfire Smoke More Harmful Than Pollution from Other Sources

Researchers call for revisions to air-quality monitoring guidelines to consider the sources of emissions

Tijuana shoreline

Scripps Scientists Discuss Tijuana River Valley in Upcoming Virtual Forum

Researchers will be talking about the current state and future vision of this region

Prather_SarsCoV2_aerosolsletter

Leading Experts Call for Immediate Action to Address Inhalation Exposure to Prevent COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

Letter encourages federal agencies to update guidance to acknowledge and mitigate aerosol transmission

More Pollutants Could Remain in Atmosphere With Less Light Rain

New study shows effects of rainfall on pollutants vary by the severity of precipitation

Study Says Urban Design Can Slow the Spread of COVID-19, Other Infectious Diseases

Neighborhood-level data can help make urban geography a key forecast tool during outbreaks, researchers say

Detail of Coronaviridae life cycle

Researchers Identify Natural Products with Potential Efficacy Against Coronavirus, Ebola, and Other Lethal Viruses

Review of the life histories of RNA viruses and the compounds that could disrupt them offers hope for curtailment of future pandemics

Local Cures for the Climate Crisis

Book and event seek community remedies for the intertwined issues of climate change, public health and social justice

E/V Nautilus. Photo: Ocean Exploration Trust

Scientists Studying Biodiversity and Pharmaceutical Potential on Seafloor off California

Viewers can tune in live to watch trio of Scripps Oceanography researchers and their students explore the deep ocean

Photo: Tzido/istockphoto

Letter from Leading Researchers Urges Terminology Update, Shift in COVID-19 Guidance

Importance of moving activities outdoors and ensuring proper ventilation indoors stressed, as experts urge science community to clarify definitions

NOAA Dust

Air Pollution’s Connection to Infant Mortality

New study reveals air pollution, even from natural sources, has critical impacts on child health

anti cancer drugs

Deep Sea Anti-Cancer Drug Discovered by Scripps Scientists Enters Final Phase of Clinical Trials

Microbe from the ocean floor is a promising new treatment for glioblastoma, the cancer that killed Sen. John McCain

Photo by 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

smart 2.0 natural compounds

"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

A Scientist's Life: Tarik Benmarhnia

Climate change epidemiologist considers human health hazards

Sign Up For
Explorations Now

explorations now is the free award-winning digital science magazine from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Join subscribers from around the world and keep up on our cutting-edge research.