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Mystery solved: Scientists document motion of rocks at Death Valley's Racetrack Playa

Scientists have not only solved the mystery of the moving rocks at Death Valley's Racetrack Playa - they documented the movement on video and even took measurements by attaching GPS units to some "non-native" rocks as part of a research project in the Southern California desert.


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Hazmat Situation at UC San Diego Prompts Evacuation of Building

Someone in a UC San Diego chemistry lab mixed silver nitrate and ethanol, posing a risk to students and occupants of a building on campus, a fire spokesperson said.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA


Revealing a novel mode of action for an osteoporosis drug

Raloxifene is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration -approved treatment for decreasing fracture risk in osteoporosis.


Related Topix: Medicine, Evista, Raloxifene (generic), Osteoporosis, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Energy, Purdue University

Las Cruces Sun-News

Chile peppers fight pain, disease and protect the heart

What ails you? You just might find that one of the best remedies has just been harvested from local fields.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Fruits, Agriculture, Science, New Mexico State University, Vitamin C, Supplement

Design News

Video: Temporary Tats Harvest Energy from Sweat

Temporary tattoos are usually fun entertainment for kids. But researchers in California have used them for quite another purpose -- to create a biobattery that can harvest energy from human sweat.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, University of San Diego

Two Expensive Student Loan Mistakes To Avoid

I'm a personal finance expert that focuses on helping millennials get out of student loan debt and start investing for their future.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

UCSD Signs Deal to Collaborate With a Mexico University

UC San Diego announced today that it has signed a five-year deal with a Tijuana-based university to increase collaboration and exchanges between students and faculty.


Related Topix: Mexico, World News, California


Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

One of moving rocks on Racetrack Playa has left a long trail. Scientists have now recorded their motion.


Related Topix: Death Valley, CA, Death Valley National Park, US National Parks, Oceanography, Science


Rensselaer Names New Vice President for Institute Advancement

Troy, NY - Graig R. Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children's Hospital Foundation, has been named vice president for institute advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by President Shirley Ann Jackson.


Related Topix: Rensselaer, NY, Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Southern California

How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, UC Los Angeles, Science / Technology

The News-Star

Study: Dogs could get jealousStudy: Dogs could get jealousA...

Study: Dogs could get jealous Dogs get jealou of other pets Check out this story on University of California-San Diego emotion researcher Christine Harris, a professor of psychology at the university, poses with her border collie.


Related Topix: Texas A&M University


Astronomers measure precise distance to controversial star cluster

Visible to the naked eye and a stunning sight through binoculars, the Pleiades star cluster seems an unlikely place for controversy.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science

UC San Diego

The Preuss School UCSD Named One of America's Top High Schools by the Daily Beast

The school was recognized for its ability to prepare low-income and first-generation students for college and beyond.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, San Diego County, CA

The Independent

Californian drought is so severe it's 'causing the ground to move'

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Marina (San Diego, CA)

San Diego Source

Torrey Pines Bank - Annalena Thompson

Annalena Thompson had a decision to make after completing her credit training program with a San Diego bank in the mid '90s: go into commercial lending or commercial real estate.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA), La Jolla (San Diego, CA), University of Southern California

Science Blog

Finding Keys to Glioblastoma Therapeutic Resistance

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found one of the keys to why certain glioblastomas - the primary form of a deadly brain cancer - are resistant to drug therapy.


Wed Aug 27, 2014


Mystery solved: The sailing stones of Death Valley

For the first time, humans have observed the movement of the mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley's Racetrack Playa -- and caught them on camera.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Study Proves Dogs Can Feel Jealousy

Does your dog ever behave in what appears to be a jealous manner when you interact with a friend's canine companion? How about his behaviors around toys or food? Does your dog suddenly become more interested in his playthings or meals in the presence of another pooch? I have certainly seen my own dog, Cardiff, exhibit such above behaviors.


Psychology Today

Diagnosing Dementia by Getting Lost in Virtual Worlds

Virtual Reality has been used as a tool for mental health treatment for decades.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality


University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Scientist Finds Clearer Obesity, Diabetes Connection

Cell Discoveries in New Study Also May Help Explain Connection to Cancer New findings about the biological links between obesity and insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes may also shed light on the connection between obesity and cancer, says a scientist at The University of Texas at Dallas.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, Genetics