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Scripps Scientists Discover Evidence of Super-fast Deep Earthquake

As scientists learn more about earthquakes that rupture at fault zones near the planet's surface and the mechanisms that trigger them-an even more intriguing earthquake mystery lies deeper in the planet.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Oceanography, Science

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

This undated photo provided by American Academy of Pediatrics shows a rash on an unidentified 11-year old boy from a nickel allergy.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad, Medicine, Dermatology

Holtville Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, California, Astronomy, Science, NASA, Space

The Motley Fool

10 Sizable Discounts Senior Citizens Can Take Advantage Of

As a child, chances are you walked up hill to school, both ways, in three feet of snow, regardless of where you lived.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Health, AARP

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

NSF Frontier Award to Improve Time in Networked Physical Systems

The National Science Foundation has announced a five-year, $4 million "Frontier" award to tackle the challenge of time in cyber-physical systems - engineered systems that are built from and depend upon the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Computers, UC Los Angeles, California, Carnegie Mellon University

The San Diego Union-Tribune

EntertainmentChe Cafe gets to stay ... for now

A judge on Thursday ruled that the Che Cafe - UC San Diego's quirky, all-ages venue given an an eviction notice last month - will be able to stay in the building at least until a preliminary injunction hearing Aug. 1. Earlier in the week, Andrea Carter, an attorney representing the Che Cafe, filed a lawsuit against the university for breach of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

LA Weekly

FIDM Museum & Galleries, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Photographer Fred Lonidier made some of the images in his show at Michael Benevento gallery while still a student at UC San Diego, where he would later teach.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Culver City, CA, Studio-City, CA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Discovery Institute

Science & Human Origins Conference

Did human beings evolve from earlier animals? Was the process that produced human beings guided or unguided? And does it matter? Ever since Darwin, people have wrestled with what modern biology tells us about human origins and human uniqueness.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Harvard University, California

Business Journal

Chinese investment in Washington aerospace suppliers? Don't hold your breath

From left, Foreign Direct Investment panel included moderator Tony Nowell; Wang Lilli, former executive director Industrial and Commercial Bank of China; Charles Freeman, Forbes Tate; Debra Valentine, group executive Rio Tinto Group; Victor Shih, associate professor, University of California, San Diego.

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Related Topix: Washington, Washington Government, California

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.

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Related Topix: South America, Brazil, World News,

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Truthdig

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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