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2 hrs ago | CIO

Scientists Create One Robot Brain to Rule Them All

Researchers are creating a single, massive repository of robot knowledge so machines around the world can learn from each other.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Cornell University, Berkeley, CA

2 hrs ago | The Nation

Columbia University Email Reveals Disdain for Anti-Rape Campus Movement

Students fighting to improve campus sexual assault policies are beginning to give up on the notion that Columbia will ever work with them in good faith.


Related Topix: Columbia University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Emerson College, US News, Liberal Political News

2 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Pizarro: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor coming to San Jose State

San Jose State Social Science Professor Maria Luisa Alaniz was reading U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's autobiography when she saw a connection between Sotomayor's story of struggle and that of San Jose State students.


Related Topix: US News, My Beloved World, Books, US Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, Second Circuit Court of Appeals

6 hrs ago | Mix

Meyer Sound Appoints Mac Johnson, Melody Parker To Its Constellation Team

The Mix Regional section for Mix 's September 2014 issue focuses on Miami. Send us your studio news: updates, sessions, new rooms, plus club performances and installations.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

10 hrs ago | Truthdig

The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

As Rolling Stone's first album reviewer, Greil Marcus had few peers and one major precursor: Ralph J. Gleason, who cofounded that magazine, wrote a column for it, and covered popular music for the San Francisco Chronicle and Ramparts magazine.


Related Topix: Blues, Sly Stone, Funk, California, US News, Liberal Political News

14 hrs ago | VentureBeat

ZappyLab is raising $1.5M to build the 'GitHub for science research'

You get ZappyLab , which co-founder Lenny Teytelman described as "GitHub for science research" in an email to VentureBeat.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

Science Daily

Flapping baby birds give clues to origin of flight

The origin of flight is a contentious issue: some argue that tree-climbing dinosaurs learned to fly in order to avoid hard falls.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

The New Zealand Herald

Fed Chair Yellen's assets up 8 percent during 2013

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure released Thursday.


Related Topix: Ben Bernanke, Berkeley, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Campus sexual assault: 'Yes means yes' bill clears California Legislature

Yes-means-yes should replace no-means-no as the standard for sexual consent -- or the lack of it -- on California's public and private college campuses, the Legislature decided Thursday.


Related Topix: Antioch College, Santa Clara University, UC Hastings

Four Arrested for Spray Painting on UC Berkeley Campus

Four people were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of vandalism after police said they were caught spray painting at the University of California at Berkeley campus.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

Green Car Congress

Hitachi begins joint research with MIT, U Michigan and UC Berkeley on ...

Hitachi, Ltd. has begun joint research with MIT, the University of Michigan, and the University of California, Berkeley aimed at using Transuranium Elements as fuel, and the development of Resource-renewable Boiling Water Reactors to use that fuel.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Nuclear Energy

Pasadena Weekly

Welcome Warning

Moments later, at 3:20 a.m., the magnitude 6.0 quake struck six miles southwest of the little winemaking community of Napa, according to Caltech.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Democrat, California, Berkeley, CA


Data Centers May Ride on ASICs

Big data centers will eventually run on custom ASICs, according to UC Berkeley Professor David A. Patterson, who is building a research system to show the way.


Related Topix: CPU, Computers

Business Journal

S.F. minimum wage hike wouldn't hurt economy, new study says

A hike in San Francisco's minimum wage would benefit more than one in five city workers without harming the local economy, a new study concludes.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Daily Caller

Academic Org Lets Members Choose Any Of Six Genders

The American Sociological Association, the leading professional organization for American sociologists, is now granting its members much greater leeway in how to define their gender identities.


Related Topix: Transgender, Berkeley, CA, US News, Conservative Political News


Crowdsourced climate-reporting project iSeeChange aims to expand with new partners

A project to crowdsource data on climate change is building on its roots in public radio's Localore initiative, with two partnerships in the works to involve citizen scientists on a national scale.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Berkeley, CA, us Travel, Travel

California Golden Blogs

Golden Scholars: Predicting earthquakes and studying the dynamics between police and protesters

The Golden Scholars series was is here to bring attention to UC Berkeley developments and news.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Sports, University of California NCAA, NCAA Sports

Cape Cod Times

Ferguson 10 years from now

Pundits pontificating about riots in Ferguson, Missouri, are doing so at a safe remove.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, UC Santa Barbara, Opinion

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

AM Sacramento: What you need to know for Tuesday

A roller-coaster week of weather is forecast through the weekend. Temperatures were decidedly down on Monday when the maximum of just 86 degrees was registered in Sacramento.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, El Dorado County, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Coastal Courier

Local man earns doctorate

Linnie L. Darden Sr. recently has been awarded his doctoral degree in professional counseling.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Argosy University