| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:05 AM
The ocean doesn’t just moderate temperatures and influence weather in some of the world’s biggest cities; it also has the power to cleanse the air, new research suggests.
At night, the sea surface can absorb and remove up to 15% of smog-...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:14 PM
A project that could point the way to a new class of drugs to treat influenza won the top prize Tuesday night at the Intel Science Talent Search, netting 17-year-old Eric S. Chen a cool $100,000.
Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:05 AM
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This spring’s National Football League draft will tell us who the most prized college players are. It’s thought to be a good year for quarterbacks.
College and university talent...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Jewish and Muslim student groups at UC San Diego had an idea they could work on together — creating a campus dining spot with both kosher and halal dishes.
It was a small but meaningful collaboration amid tensions that have arisen from the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:16 PM
It took 40 scientists, tens of millions of dollars and several decades to create a comprehensive atlas of the brain of the lowly fruit fly.
So Ralph Greenspan, whose neuroscience career started with fruit fly experiments, understands that $2 million...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Many people have heard of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
But few know about Bert Vogelstein, a Johns Hopkins scientist who helped map the cancer genome and created gene and stool tests to detect colon cancer.
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:18 AM
To say The Last Bison have a lot of irons in the fire is a flaming understatement. The band's major-label debut album, "Inheritance," is set for a March 5 release. A new video is in progress. On Tuesday, the band heads back out on the road.
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:46 AM
The end came quickly for Silk Road, when federal agents crept in to nab the alleged kingpin of the secret $1.2 billion online drug marketplace as he sat at his laptop in the sci-fi section of a San Francisco public library.
Within hours, though, many...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SAN DIEGO — After months spent raising money and working out the logistics, La Jolla Playhouse pulled off its first-ever Without Walls Festival, in which more than 20 works were given multiple performances Thursday through Sunday at sites on or near...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:54 PM
School Activities/Clubs: track, Photography Club
Community: peer tutor, Illumination Foundation
Awards/Honors: Most Valuable Player varsity track 2012, Best Varsity Jumper 2010-11
Hobbies/Interests: guitar, golf, skiing,...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Edward A. Frieman, a leading figure in American science for decades as a researcher with wide-ranging interests, a top-level governmental advisor on defense and energy issues, and director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has...