The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal last April was the first example of a large continental “mega-thrust” rupture that was captured by a GPS network that measures ground motion. The Himalayas are the most seismically active, above-water mountain range on Earth.
NSF has awarded Calit2, CITRIS and nearly 20 participating institutions a $5 million, 5-year grant to create the Pacific Research Platform to enable a science-driven data freeway system in the western U.S. with speeds 1,000 times faster that today's traffic between campuses.
UC San Diego has received a SANDAG Diamond Award in recognition of the university’s efforts to encourage their employees to use alternative transportation. Currently, 58 percent of campus commuters use alternative transportation options including: Public transit, carpool, vanpool, Coaster Club, Pedal…
Scientists have discovered an exception to an otherwise globally observed pattern—usually biodiversity is greatest in the tropics and decreases toward the poles. The research team collected snails and parasites from 43 field sites spread across five countries and found that parasite prevalence, diversity,…
The Department of Defense (DoD) announced awards to researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego that will help scientists characterize waves, improve ocean weather and climate prediction, and analyze acoustics in the deep ocean.
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that a tiny single-celled parasite may have a greater-than expected impact on honey bee colonies, which have been undergoing mysterious declines worldwide for the past decade.
Starting in November, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, researchers and colleagues will embark on an ambitious and arduous mission funded by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs to install…
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a widely distributed group of marine bacteria that produce compounds nearly identical to toxic man-made fire retardants.
David Victor, an internationally recognized leader in research on energy and climate change policy, has a message to policymakers around the globe: time is running out.
UC San Diego will join people around the world in celebrating Earth Week from April 21 to 25. The theme for the week of events, “Connecting the Drops,” helps illustrate the campus’s water-saving strategies and the need for individuals to conserve water as California faces a severe drought.