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16 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: UC Berkeley acceptance rate plunges amid new admission process

University of California, Berkeley's freshman acceptance rate for fall 2014 plunged 3.5 percent amid changes to its admission process, including a greater emphasis on admitting out-of-state students.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis

16 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

8 Fascinating Reads

There are more good articles on the Web every week than anyone could read in a month.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Earth-size planet discovered in 'Goldilocks zone' far away

The hunt for Earth's alien twin reached a new milestone with the discovery of a faraway exoplanet that's not much bigger than our own globe and is theoretically capable of retaining liquid water.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, Space

Wall Street Journal

B-School Deans Get to Work at the White House

Leaders from 14 top U.S. business schools met with economic advisors at the White House yesterday to discuss their institutions' roles in improving workplace conditions for working families, particularly women.

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Related Topix: Northwestern University, California, New York University, UC Berkeley

Mashable

Research Finds Arsenic Poisoning in Chilean Mummies

People of numerous pre-Columbian civilizations in northern Chile, including the Incas and the Chinchorro culture, suffered from chronic arsenic poisoning due to their consumption of contaminated water, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

Bloomberg

Los Angeles Faces Decline as Employers Flee City's Costs

Frederic Scheer employed 70 people making plastic resins from plant starches in suburban Los Angeles until he calculated in 2010 that he could save $600,000 a year by moving Cereplast Inc. to the middle of Indiana.

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Related Topix: El Segundo, CA, Health Insurance, Health, California, Los Angeles County, CA

India Talkies

Yoga may be the answer to infertility - Indiatalkies.com

Los Angeles, April 17: Too much stress may cause infertility among women, says a new research.

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Related Topix: Fitness, Yoga, Medicine, Anxiety, Health

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Scientific American

Giant Gamma Ray Detector Searches for Two Home Sites

The telescope array will be split across the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Credit: DESY/Milde Science Comm./Exozet When very-high-energy gamma-rays slam into Earth's atmosphere, they trigger particle showers that emit a faint blue light.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, us Travel, World News, Germany

National Institutes of Health

Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter

Everything we do - all of our movements, thoughts and feelings are the result of neurons talking with one another, and recent studies have suggested that some of the conversations might not be all that private.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Willamette Week

Same-Sex Weddings Would Generate Nearly $50 Million for Economy, Study Finds

Oregon's economy could gain nearly $50 million in spending over the next three years if a federal circuit court judge strikes down the state's ban on same-sex marriage , PQ Monthly reported today .

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NatureNews

Panel homes in on sites for I3-ray detector

When very-high-energy I3-rays slam into Earth's atmosphere, they trigger particle showers that emit a faint blue light.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, us Travel, World News, Germany

Live Science

Chilean Mummies Reveal Signs of Arsenic Poisoning

As expected, the team detected arsenic in the mummy's hair and in the soil. They also discovered skin conditions indicative of arsenic poisoning.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The American Conservative

U.S. National Archives, 1973 near Leakey, Texas

We've all seen the beer commercials set in big beach dance parties: the bikini-clad woman passing a frosty bottle over to her partner, a well-muscled specimen with an equally bare midriff and a knowing smile.

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Related Topix: Leakey, TX, Drugs, Marijuana, Capitol Hill (Denver, CO), Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

Directions Magazine

Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project

In colleges and universities across the country, undergraduate students in the social sciences are using an online educational tool that goes beyond the traditional presentation of demographic data as numbers and tables.

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Related Topix: Queens College, City University of New York

EETimes

Electron Spin Could Yield PCs That Run Fast While Turned Off

A team of Japanese researchers has proposed a model for the near future of computing based on identifying a 1 from a 0 according to the direction in which an electron spins, rather than where the chip had previously stashed an electrical charge.

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Stanford University

The Collegian

Boatwright bell tower chimes will mimic wind patterns

Professor Martin Bonadeo sits before the carillon, a two-tier keyboard in the upper reaches of Boatwright tower, scanning a sheet of wind direction data gathered by the Richmond airport.

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Related Topix: Argentina, World News

Scientific American

The Secret Spiritual History of Calculus

In the 17th century Italian mathematician Bonaventura Cavalieri proposed that every plane is composed of an infinite number of lines and every solid of an infinite number of planes.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Trojan

Treble at the Festival of Books

Students from the USC a capella group "SoCal Vocals" entertain guests at the 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held on campus this Saturday and Sunday.

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Daily Trojan

Festival features USC alumni, faculty

Vendors haul trucks of rare books, leather journals and comics to their stands. Bestselling authors brace themselves in preparation for the adoration of their fans, the sort that will spend hours waiting in line for a signature on a title page.

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature

Sat Apr 12, 2014

SPACE.com

Searching High and Low for Dark Matter

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the distribution of dark matter in the center of the giant galaxy cluster Abell 1689, containing about 1,000 galaxies and trillions of stars.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Astronomy, Science, Physics, Stanford University

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