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20 min ago | CBS Local

Armed Suspect Robs Man Of Backpack Near UC Berkeley Campus

A suspect who was armed with a gun robbed a man of his backpack in downtown Berkeley early Saturday morning, police said.

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4 hrs ago | Psychology Today

Revisiting Tarasoff

In 1976, the California Supreme Court ruled that psychotherapists have a duty to protect potential victims if their patients made threats or otherwise behaved as if they presented a "serious danger of violence to another."

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

8 hrs ago | R & D

Cagey material acts as alcohol factory

Some chemical conversions are harder than others. Refining natural gas into an easy-to-transport, easy-to-store liquid alcohol has so far been a logistic and economic challenge.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

10 hrs ago | Business Wire

AssureStart Appoints Sheryl Medeiros as General Counsel

AssureStart sells business property and general liability insurance to small businesses on the Internet.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Mortgage, Berkeley, CA, Georgetown University

14 hrs ago | Express India

New vision-correcting display to replace glasses

Summary According to Brian A Barsky, from the University of California, Berkeley, it's like undoing what the optics in your eyes are about to do.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

18 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

Hungry hungry humans: The science (and art) of feeding ourselves

The issue keeps coming up when I write about genetic engineering , or local food systems , or decreased farm yield due to climate change : How do we avoid starvation as populations grow, and how can we allow people to feed themselves equitably and sustainably? The question seems to lurk in the background of every story I do, and this makes me ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Local Food, Agriculture, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

China Daily

Oh, boy, do the Chinese love Harvard

It is no secret that the Chinese have a crush on Harvard. Naturally, high intelligence is drawn to elite universities like physical strength to top sports.

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Related Topix: Yale University, Berkeley, CA, Europe, United Kingdom, Opinion

Canada.com

Going with the flow: Today's kayak fits every lifestyle

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.

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Related Topix: Computers, Berkeley, CA, North America, Canada, World News

Scientific Blogging

Science 2.0: Google Web Mining Can Help Neuroscientists Analyze Big Data

Facebook, Google and just about everyone except Science 2.0 use global distributed computers to mine your web history and learn everything about you to make generate revenue.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: Universities need to take sexual assaults more seriously

If you go to any corner store and pick up a copy of Cosmo or Glamour, chances are that several pages will be full of tips for having the best sex ever.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Automotive News

Millennials drawn to car-sharing services, but eventually, they buy

Car- and ride-sharing services make it easy for consumers with mobile devices to get a set of wheels.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, us Travel, Travel, Autos

PennLive.com

Sandy Barbour is Penn State's new athletic director: Her...

New Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour talks with reporters in State College, Pa.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Encouraging charitable giving: Eileen Hamilton learns from her own experiences

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is one of a series on happiness and well-being featuring Santa Cruz County residents, highlighting the guiding beliefs and philosophy as well as the challenges, achievements and struggles that have given meaning to their lives.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Wedding, University of the Pacific, UC Davis, Santa Cruz, CA

Examiner.com

The emoji boom: better communication?

My grandkids always send me cute text messages with happy faces, hearts, and other cutesy pictures.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

Breitbart.com

Save Our American Dream: Fight Reverse Discrimination in College Admissions

I am a proud naturalized American citizen. When I immigrated at 14, I learned that if I worked hard and did my best, this country would give me the opportunity to make my dreams come true.

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Related Topix: UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Irvine, CA

Northern Michigan News

Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

Penn State has hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

CNN

Botched executions can't be new norm

Editor's note: Megan McCracken and Jennifer Moreno are attorneys with the Death Penalty Clinic, Lethal Injection Project, at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Ohio, Opinion

Financial Times

Steven Currall, dean of UC Davis

Steven Currall is not really the traditional US business school dean. A psychologist by training, he taught overseas for several years - in London Business School and UCL in London - as well as studying at the London School of Economics.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, UC Davis

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peace Corps death leaves trail of mistakes

Nick Castle had just graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, when he loaded up his backpack with Mandarin-language books and set off for rural China to teach in the Peace Corps.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, World News, China, Asia

Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBS Local

Jump On Tomorrow: Berkeley Kite Festival, Great Bull Run, Market...

Go fly a kite ! You won't be alone Saturday at the Berkeley Kite Festival at the Berkeley Marina.

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