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  • Scientists create artificial DNA molecule

    Scientists have successfully created a pair of DNA nucleobases, which, like adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine in natural DNA, can copy themselves nearly as well as the real thing. 

  • 2012 Spelling Bee champ wins with 'guetapens' (+video)

    Snigdha Nandipati is the fifth Indian-American in a row to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The 14-year old spelled 'guetapens,' which means ambush or trap.

  • Prepaid iPhone: $400. No contract. $55 a month for unlimited use.

    Prepaid iPhone will be offered by Leap Wireless starting June 22 in some cities. Open Mobile has already started selling a prepaid iPhone in Puerto Rico.

  • Spelling bee winner is Snigdha Nandipati

    She is 14 and from San Diego, Calif.  The winning word was "guetapens."

  • What's that word? National Spelling Bee ready for finals

    The winner will take home $30,000 and a scholarship.

  • Enormous forest fire in New Mexico sets state record for acres burned (+video)

    For the second year in a row, New Mexico is battling a huge, record-setting forest fire. The Whitewater-Baldy fire, triggered by lightning strikes, has torched more than 170,000 acres.

  • Radioactive tuna travels from Japan to US faster than wind

    Low levels of nuclear radiation from the Fukushima power plant have turned up in 15 bluefin tuna caught off San Diego. The fish is not harmful to humans, say researchers.

  • Facebook IPO: Six key dates in its debacle

    Facebook's first week as a publicly traded company will go down as a terribly botched corporate launch, perhaps one of the worst in recent history for such a highly visible entity. Eight days ago, it was the tech world's most highly anticipated initial public offering in eight years. Now, the social media company faces mounting legal woes and serves as an embarrassing example of how not to run an IPO. Despite rising insider pessimism about its growth prospects, Facebook kept boosting its asking price and the number of shares it would sell. The result: billions of dollars in losses; investigations by two congressional committees, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an industry watchdog, and the state of Massachusetts; at least 13 class-action lawsuits; and thousands of resentful shareholders who days later still were unsure how many Facebook shares they had or at what price. Here are six key dates in Facebook's unfolding IPO disaster.

  • San Diego student forgotten for days in DEA cell

    Daniel Chong, a UC San Diego engineering student, began to hallucinate from lack of food and water.

  • Saga of California's Salton Sea: a tragic chapter ahead?

    Some worry that a water-diversion deal, sending farm irrigation water to sprawling San Diego, will spell doom for the Salton Sea – and exposure to toxins for humans and wildlife. Others say protections are in place to ensure that can't happen.