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Edward A. Frieman, a leading figure in American science for decades as a researcher with wide-ranging interests, a top-level governmental advisor on defense and energy issues, and director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has...
The shark tooth weapons were the kind of cool stuff that drew marine conservation biologist Joshua Drew to the Field Museum of natural history in Chicago. The postdoctoral researcher was admittedly a bit burned out from a job search and the demands of a...
Humans could learn a thing or two from lowly sand termites about managing the Earth’s natural resources. Mysterious African "fairy circles," up to 55 yards across, are created by these creatures, according to a study published in Friday’s...
Move over, banana slug. Make way for Felimare californiensis, a sea slug sporting the California gold and Yale blue of the University of California. The Chromodoris nudibranch first named for the University of California in 1901 had vanished for decades...
A common psychiatric drug may be affecting the feeding behavior of wild fish as it filters out of our bodies, through our toilets and into treated wastewater that is released into natural water sources, according to a new study in the journal Science....
Poverty and disease often come together. That much is well understood. But how much does poverty foster disease? Or, how much can disease perpetuate poverty? And what’s the role of nature, given that so many infectious diseases are spread by...
L.A. NOWAuthorities are still trying to determine what kind of shark was responsible for the fatal attack on a surfer off of the Santa Barbara coast Tuesday, but one oceanography expert said the details so far are consistent with it being a great white shark....
L.A. NOWAuthorities ordered beaches near Vandenberg Air Force Base closed for 72 hours after a 39-year-old surfer was killed Tuesday in a shark attack....
L.A. NOWTuesday's fatal shark attack in Santa Barbara County -- the third fatal shark attack in California in the last four years -- has prompted a renewed interest in beach and water safety on West Coast beaches....
Sean Collins, an avid surfer and entrepreneur whose self-taught ability to forecast ocean swells changed the way surfers worldwide chase the perfect wave, died Monday after suffering a heart attack while playing tennis in Newport Beach. He was 59. The...
Culture MonsterThe Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County says that 'Becoming Los Angeles,' a new exhibit on the region's history and ecology, will open in December. It's part of a gradual, $135-million makeover of the Exposition Park museum....
GreenspaceSouthern California researchers found plastic in nearly 1 in 10 small fish collected in the northern Pacific Ocean in the latest study to call attention to floating marine debris entering the food chain. The study published this week by scientists......
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