Coronavirus Information for the UC San Diego Community

Our leaders are working closely with federal and state officials to ensure your ongoing safety at the university. Stay up to date with the latest developments. Learn more.

Latest explorations

The Predaceous Diving Beetle is found in Southern California. Photo: Peter Bryant, University of California Irvine

Voyager: Are there any aquatic beetle species?
Taavi B., 7, Coronado, Calif.

Pancake ice in Antarctica's Andvord Bay. Photo: Maria Stenzel

New Research is the First to Relate Antarctic Sea Ice Melt to Weather Change in the Tropics
Diminishing sea ice translates to warmer ocean, more rain, and stronger trade winds

Scripps Student Spotlight: Daniela Faggiani Dias
A PhD student hailing from Brazil seeks new ways to understand the mechanisms that enable scientists to make accurate climate predictions

Illustration: Naeblys/istockphoto

Earth’s Mantle, Not Its Core, May Have Generated Planet’s Early Magnetic Field
Scripps Oceanography researcher’s assertion bolstered by series of new studies

Parasitic Worms Have Armies, and Produce More Soldiers When Needed
Study demonstrates for the first time that animal societies can adjust army size to meet threat levels in the wild