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"Libertarian ideology is the natural enemy of science," says The Guardian : Absolute Codswallop.

Guardian columnist David Robert Grimes singles out advocates of property rights and free markets as a special menace to society largely because their supposedly greed blinds them to the scientific truths about climate change, gun control, and pharmaceutical research and development so evident to objective and fair-minded leftwingers.


Related Topix: Guns, Berkeley, CA, Global Warming

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Influx of Chinese students into U.S. may be tapering off

For years, soaring numbers of Chinese graduate students in the U.S. have been a boon for American universities and local economies, especially in places like Southern California.


Related Topix: University of Chicago, Columbia University

Scientific Blogging

Studying Prefrontal Lobe Damage Unlocks Brain Mysteries

Until the last few decades, the frontal lobes of the brain were shrouded in mystery and erroneously thought of as nonessential for normal function-hence the frequent use of lobotomies in the early 20th century to treat psychiatric disorders.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA


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

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

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


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


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


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