UC San Diego Undergraduate Synthesizes Visual Arts, Community Engagement and Scientific Research for Health Activism
02/02/2018
Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications By Deborah L. Bright, thisweek@ucsandiego Multidisciplinary issues need multidisciplinary solutions. That’s biology major and visual arts minor Anika Ullah’s mantra. Ullah believes that when put together, visual media, science and community engagement can serve as powerful tools for...
Is plastic trash making coral reefs sick?
01/29/2018
By Erik Stokstad from http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/plastic-trash-making-coral-reefs-sick  Plastic can be bad news for marine life. Seabirds and turtles will starve if they eat too many bags or six pack rings, and whales can get fatally snared in fishing gear. Now, another charismatic inhabitant of the oceans may be...
‘Rainbow’ dinosaur had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird
01/18/2018
by Field Museum, Scientists discovered a dinosaur fossil with feathers so well-preserved that they were able to see the feathers’ microscopic color-bearing structures. By comparing the shapes of those feather structures with the structures in modern bird feathers, they’re able to infer that the new...
Research uses music to reach people with traumatic brain injuries
01/06/2018
by Joanne Faryon at https://inewsource.org/2018/01/05/music-therapy/ Steven Nelson had decided he wanted to be a nurse. He had spent his teens in trouble and his early 20s in prison. Finally, in his mid-30s, with a steady job as a receptionist in an urgent care and five...
Scripps Alumna Strikes a Balance Between the Technical and the Arts
11/20/2017
When Loren Shure graduated with a PhD in marine geophysics, she figured she would find a job working in academia. The year was 1982, and Shure had just received her degree from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, where she studied Earth’s magnetic...
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