Surfer Kelly Slater

Researchers locate a wave’s “sweet spot”

Scientists have pinpointed the exact location where a surfer gets the most speed and the best ride.

UC Riverside water brine

Providing clean water for a growing population

A new method to squeeze every drop from brine will alleviate water shortages in arid regions.

Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA)

Indiana Jones meets the sea

New Scripps center launches to study how marine environments influenced ancient societies. Hopefully there's no snakes.

UC Riverside Dickinsonia

Study of Earth's first animals broadens understanding of early evolution

Secrets of early life hide within one of the oldest fossil animals, Dickinsonia.

Algae UCLA

UC collaboration unlocks a key to biofuel

The algae in your fishtank could provide new fuel and medical applications, thanks to its UC-decoded genome.

UC Davis antarctica

Beneath the ice

An underwater robot explores inhospitable waters to help predict how and when Antarctic ice shelves collapse.

Alexis Shusterman Grad Research Day

California’s force for research innovation

UC graduate students visit with lawmakers in Sacramento to share bold ideas for tackling California's big challenges.

Scripps shipwreck UC San Diego

Visualizing Bermuda's shipwrecks

An ambitious campaign aims to create a digital atlas of the nation's underwater secrets.

UC Santa Barbara blue whale cargo ship

Saving whales from a major threat

Benioff Ocean Initiative commits $1.5 million to finding solutions to whale deaths caused by vessel collisions.

Oroville dam UCLA

Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come

California's system of dams and reservoirs isn't ready for climate change, UCLA professor warns.

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