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1 hr ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Amazon Journal: UCSD returns to River of Doubt

We have received an email from UC San Diego materials engineer Marc Meyers, who is in Brazil, preparing to retrace the path that Theodore Roosevelt followed 100 year ago during his famous 'River of Doubt' expedition.


Related Topix: South America, Brazil, World News,

5 hrs ago | ECNmag

Controlling contamination in open algae ponds for biofuels

Biofuels derived from the oils produced by algae may offer a low-cost sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.


Related Topix: Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, University of Kansas

9 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

UCSD arts/humanities dean picked

An Italian professor and associate dean from the University of Virginia has been picked to be the next dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California San Diego.


Related Topix: University of Virginia, Italy, World News,

13 hrs ago | Science Daily

Evidence of super-fast deep earthquake: Rare high-speed rupture off...

Scientists have discovered the first evidence that deep earthquakes, those breaking at more than 400 kilometers below Earth's surface, can rupture much faster than ordinary earthquakes.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, Russia, Oceanography, Science

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KFMB-TV San Diego

New Goodwill opens up, adds 28 jobs to community

Hundreds of people lined up in La Mesa Thursday to be the first to shop at a new Goodwill store.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Boulevard, CA, Prison

Los Angeles Times

Student nearly killed after being left in DEA cell is back at school

Student Daniel Chong talks about his ordeal while in the custody of the Drug Enforcement Administration, when he was forgotten and left without food and water for five days, at a news conference Thursday in San Diego.


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration

UB Reporter

Cartwright AAU Roundtable

UB's Alexander N. Cartwright and nine other senior research officers from major U.S. universities gathered in Washington, D.C., yesterday for a panel discussion on science, economic development and U.S. global competitiveness.


Related Topix: Harvard University, SUNY Buffalo, Andrew Cuomo, University of Pennsylvania


Gene Machinery Helps Plants Handle CO2 Rise

Biologists in the US have identified the genetic machinery that tells a plant how to respond to more carbon dioxide caused by the burning of fossil fuels.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Agriculture, US News, Liberal Political News

Medical News

Charles E. Daniels named recipient of 2014 John W. Webb Lecture Award

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has named Charles E. Daniels, PhD, FASHP, as the recipient of the 2014 John W. Webb Lecture Award.


Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Health

The Campbell Reporter

Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons talks about the journey of 'Jersey Boys'

Left to right: Adam Zelasko, Hayden Milanes, Quinn VanAntwerp and Nicolas Dromard star in 'Jersey Boys,' running July 15-20 at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.


Related Topix: Oldies, The Four Seasons, Theater, Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Rock-N-Roll, Arts

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Minimally Invasive Heart Stents Are Safer

A study has documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms; weaknesses in the body's largest artery that can rupture, causing potentially lethal internal bleeding.


KMVT Twin Falls

Forgotten For Days In DEA Cell - Investigation

Department of Justice investigators have released a report in the case of a UC San Diego student abandoned in a DEA holding cell for days without food or water.


Related Topix: US News

New York Daily News

Large group of anchovies swim off San Diego coast

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography - at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, Calif.


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography

Health News Digest

Information Overload: Memory and Focus Are at Risk

Parsippany, NJ, July 8, 2014 - Information overload isn't new. Starting with the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, scholars and scientists have predicted that each new technological advance that made information more widely available would produce an overwhelming flood that would be impossible to manage.


Related Topix: Parsippany, NJ, Inventions, Science / Technology


Lake Mead Water Levels Dangerously Low

Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States, but Lake Mead is low, and that has some folks worried.


Related Topix: Agriculture

Tue Jul 08, 2014

UC San Diego Tritons

Vote for Luke Calkins for NCAA Elite 89 Fan Favorite

The NCAA is selecting a fan favorite among its 2013-14 Elite 89 award winners, and Luke Calkins , a fourth-year senior diver at UC San Diego this past season, is in contention.


Related Topix: Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA), San Diego, CA

KNUS-AM Aurora

US workers encountered man left in cell for days

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law


DEA Officials Responsible For Nearly Killing College Student, DOJ Watchdog Finds

Four separate employees of the Drug Enforcement Administration saw or heard a college student who was left handcuffed in a holding cell without food or water for five days after he was supposed to be released, according to a newly released summary of an internal Department of Justice investigation.


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, US News, Drugs, Marijuana, Prison

WTOP-FM Washington

US workers encountered man left in cell for days

File - In this May 1, 2012, file photo, Daniel Chong discussed his detention by the Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, during a news conference at his attorney's office in San Diego.


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs


Small but plentiful: How the faintest galaxies illuminated the early universe

Light from tiny galaxies more than 13 billion years ago played a larger role than previously thought in creating the conditions in the universe as we know it today, according to a new study by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego.


Related Topix: High Performance Computing, Astronomy, Science