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Global team of more than 500 scientists catalogues microbial diversity of Earth at unprecedented scale
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In a Q&A, Dean Peter Cowhey discusses the challenges and disruptions of the digital revolution in his new book “Digital DNA”
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The distance to São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city and the most populous metropolis in the Americas and Southern Hemisphere, is more than 6,000 miles away.
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A team of archaeologists from the University of California San Diego and two leading Israeli universities has wrapped up a three-week expedition to document two major sites in Israel using the latest in 3D scientific visualization technologies.
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Cultural heritage around the globe is continually subject to a multitude of threats, from malicious acts during wartime to neglect, overexposure and natural disasters.
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The University of California San Diego and 13 institutions in Baja California announced the launch of the CaliBaja Education Consortium at the Cross-border Innovation Summit that took place on June 9, 2017 on the UC San Diego campus. The new entity will serve the entire CaliBaja region and will allow researchers and students to work together across borders. Leaders of 10 institutions signed memoranda that brought the consortium to life during the event.
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Since the 1970s the northern polar region has warmed faster than global averages by a factor or two or more, in a process of 'Arctic amplification' which is linked to a drastic reduction in sea ice.
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A science education initiative that pairs students and faculty from San Diego and Baja California is scheduled for a launch Friday at UC San Diego. The CaliBaja Education Consortium "will allow researchers and students to work together across borders,” according to a statement.
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Global oceans are becoming warmer, more acidic and less fish-friendly, but for the first time the United Nations is devoting full consideration to the matter, said Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen, who will discuss the ocean’s problems and potential at the UN Ocean Conference in New York next week.

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) hope genetically engineered micro-algae could be the food of the future, and they've taken a step closer to that reality with an outdoor field trial approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).