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3 hrs ago | Medical News
The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The findings, to be published Sunday, Sept.
7 hrs ago | Examiner.com
If you and someone special are available on Saturday October 4, 2014 between 4-8pm and you are in the mood to eat some of the best crab in the Bay Area then you might want to check out Signature's presentation of a Crab Feast. Signature, headed by Cordell King, prepares some of the best crab in the Bay Area.
10 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
A 55-year-old man has been charged with burglary after stealing laptops and other electronics from at least three UC Berkeley buildings, police said Tuesday. Edward Clark, was charged last Friday by the Alameda County District Attorney's office with six new counts of burglary, following a series of thefts at Evans Hall, the Haas School of Business and other undisclosed campus buildings in July.
12 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
Chris Strachwitz, the longtime kingpin of Down Home Music and Arhoolie Records on the Richmond-El Cerrito border on San Pablo Avenue, is getting his story told in "This Ain't No Mouse Music," a new documentary premiering this week. The 92-minute documentary screens at 7 p.m. Sept.
13 hrs ago | Architect Online
The University of California, Berkeley, announced yesterday that Sheila Kennedy , AIA, is the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize. The honor is awarded by UC Berkley's College of Environmental Design to a "distinguished design practitioner or academic who has made a significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and community," according to a press release .
14 hrs ago | Patch.com
A man whose body was found in a parking lot in downtown Berkeley a week ago has been identified as 22-year-old Tyler Gray, a transient, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau. Berkeley police said there were no signs that foul play was involved in the death of Gray, who was found unresponsive in the parking lot on the northwest corner of Shattuck Avenue and Blake Street at 1:54 p.m. on Sept.
15 hrs ago | Science Daily
Why are human faces so variable compared to other animals, from lizards and penguins to dogs and monkeys? Scientists analyzed human faces and the genes that code for facial features and found a high variability that could only be explained by selection for variable faces, probably because of the importance of social interactions in human relationships and the need for humans to be recognizable. The amazing variety of human faces - far greater than that of most other animals - is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable.
15 hrs ago | Eartharchitecture.org
A new film, 'The Farmer, the Architect and the Scientist' tells the story of a seed hero. Dr Debal Deb is a pioneering ecologist committed to working with traditional farmers in eastern India to conserve indigenous seed diversity.
18 hrs ago | National Geographic
Human faces show an amazing diversity of features, as seen in images from National Geographic 's "The Changing Face of America." From bug eyes to aquiline noses, square jaws to chin dimples, no two faces are alike.
19 hrs ago | Freshnews
In the latest example that 3D printing is fast becoming a mainstream phenomenon, one of the largest universities in the U.S. recently introduced an on-campus 3D printer where users can design and order 3D printed products on-site. The unveiling of the "Innovation Station" at the University of Texas at Austin is a favorable development for Changing Technologies, Inc. and subsidiary 6th Dimension Technologies as they continue developing the latest innovative concepts to customize the technology for the fast-growing multi-billion dollar industry.
19 hrs ago | The Daily Caller
Robert Reich, who served as U.S. secretary of labor for four years under Bill Clinton, is currently a public policy professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He took time off from his hectic schedule of teaching exactly one course this fall to excoriate American CEOs and Harvard Business School for allowing "a pay gap between CEOs and ordinary workers that's gone from 20-to-1 fifty years ago to almost 300-to-1 today."
Q. How you feel can affect whether you're smiling or not. But how about the reverse? Can putting on a smile affect how you feel? A. Actually, "body position, postures, gestures and facial expressions can influence how we think, feel and even behave," reports the University of California, Berkeley, wellness letter.
The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame will formally induct nine new members Saturday. Well, as formally as you can at a seafood restaurant .
A general view of the California Golden Bears playing against the Washington Huskies at California Memorial Stadium on November 2, 2012 in Berkeley, California. California Memorial Stadium went through a 21-month $321 million renovation and reopened for the 2012 football season.
She was born in 1859 in Toronto, Canada. Her mother died when she was six and she was cared for in a convent for most of her childhood.
BERKELEYSIDE: If you're hiked the trails above North Berkeley you may have heard their distinctive, giggle-like calls, but not for much longer. This week the last of Berkeley's captive colony of spotted hyenas will leave their home at UC Berkeley's Field Station for the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Reproduction.
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