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New Study Reveals Strong El Niño Events Cause Large Changes in Antarctic Ice Shelves

A new study from Scripps Institution of Oceanography reveals that strong El Niño events can cause significant ice loss in some Antarctic ice shelves.

New Study Reveals Strong El Niño Events Cause Large Changes in Antarctic Ice Shelves

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New Study Reveals Strong El Niño Events Cause Large Changes in Antarctic Ice Shelves
A new study from Scripps Institution of Oceanography reveals that strong El Niño events can cause significant ice loss in some Antarctic ice shelves.
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The Ocean Is Losing Its Breath
In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has gone up more than fourfold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites have increased more than 10-fold since 1950. Scientists expect oxygen to continue dropping even outside these zones as Earth warms.
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Less Than Skin Deep: Humans Can Feel Molecular Differences Between Nearly Identical Surfaces
How sensitive is the human sense of touch? Sensitive enough to feel the difference between surfaces that differ by just a single layer of molecules, a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has shown.
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Top UC San Diego Researchers Win ‘Oscars of Science’
Don Cleveland spends much of his time ruminating on the faulty molecular mechanisms that drive diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Huntington’s. James McKernan explores the world of birational geometry. Joanne Chory digs into the secrets of plant life.

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New Study Identifies Thermometer for the Past Global Ocean

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UC San Diego Researchers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies

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Pesticides and Poor Nutrition Damage Animal Health

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UC San Diego Design Lab Joins FCC, NCI to Champion Critical Role of Broadband in Rural Cancer Care

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Company Based on UC San Diego Technology Gets Infusion of Capital

Company Based on UC San Diego Technology Gets Infusion of Capital

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