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Lower oil prices may be to the advantage of Guyana which expects to pump first oil by 2020 because high prices for the ‘black gold’ may trigger corruption by politicians, a University of California, San Diego Professor said Wednesday.
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Anyone who has been tasked with picking a paint colour will recall the huge range of shades, each with their own elaborate name, such as Tuscan Sunrise, or Blushing Pear.
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A novel test based on genetic information allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study led by an Indian American scientist has revealed.
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Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse.
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As it turns out, one of the most challenging parts of camping on an ice shelf for a few weeks is brushing your teeth (and keeping toothpaste thawed). Last Antarctic spring (October-November 2016), we became familiar with what it takes to stay warm and comfortable while living atop the Ross Ice Shelf (RIS), a Spain-sized ice platform floating in the Ross Sea.
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As Great Britain’s Prince Philip, 95, was announcing his retirement from the public spotlight, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, was quietly visiting San Diego.
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For four days, Former Prime Minster of Italy Enrico Letta found himself at a three-way junction he’d never traversed before, and every direction had his attention.
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A new study suggests that more small-scale fishing boats are operating in the Gulf of California than is economically and ecologically sustainable, suggesting that local fishermen are spending more time and money to catch fewer fish.
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The Amazonian Center of Excellence for Malaria Research, headed by Joseph Vinetz, MD, professor of medicine and tropical disease specialist at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, will receive up to approximately $8.3 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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Somewhere in the at-risk ruins of Khirbat en-Nahas in the Faynan region of southern Jordan lie untold stories of copper mining and smelting industries from the time of David and Solomon and the Edomite kings. Stories that, until now, could only be told in words, maps and photographs. Thanks to UC San Diego engineering and archaeology students that teamed up for the world’s first cyber-archaeology hackathon, the story of King Solomon’s copper mines now exists in virtual reality.