There is consistent, strong evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is predominantly transmitted through the air, according to a new assessment published April 15 in the medical journal Lancet.
With more than two decades of scientific training under her belt, NASA astronaut Megan McArthur is ready for her return mission to space. The alumna of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will achieve her aviation dreams when she serves as pilot of the upcoming NASA…
For the first time, scientists at the University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and School of Global Policy and Strategy, as well as the U.S. Geological Survey are using advanced satellite data to map the “pulse” of groundwater flow through the San Joaquin Valley.
San Diego’s tide pools are a popular site for visitors hoping to see some form of marine life. Revealed with the ebb and flow of the tides, these rocky coastal wonderlands are often teeming with creatures ranging from hermit crabs and octopus to small fishes and sea anemones.
In a new study, Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate scientists Amato Evan and Ian Eisenman identify regional variations in snowpack melt as temperatures increase, and they present a theory that explains which mountain snowpacks worldwide are most “at-risk” from climate change.
“That’s one small step for a woman, one giant leap for humankind...” By 2024, the famous quote from astronaut Neil Armstrong could be updated and revised to include the first woman to step foot on the moon…and that woman just might be a UC San Diego alumna.
On Oct. 29, 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved a $53 million grant to a consortium of the country’s top ocean-research institutions to build a global network of chemical and biological sensors that will monitor ocean health.
A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has found that a species of brain-infecting parasite can disrupt the metabolism of its host—the California killifish—both before and after infection.
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have received an award from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study low cloud “hot-spots,” one of the largest uncertainties in climate change models and predictions.
A new course offering at UC San Diego is providing students with the tools and training to tackle real-world problems facing the ocean environment. Launched in the spring of 2020, Hacking for the Oceans is a solutions-focused class led by marine scientists Eric Terrill and Sophia Merrifield.