“At the start of the day, you typically see some tension, some anxiety,” says a Berkeley psychologist studying the soothing effects of nature. “And by the end of the day, everyone is laughing and jumping in the water. Something good has happened to them.”
Just days before the season opener: “It’s a wondrous time. All is golden anticipation. Technically we haven’t yet been eliminated from Rose Bowl contention. In fact, we’re tied for first place!”
No pills, no shots, no yoga, no prayers. Peter Van Houten and John Fox say they recapture their youth by giving talks on World War I and U.S. taxation.
Native communities have already used UC Berkeley’s worn, fuzzy-sounding recordings of their ancestors to relearn their language and songs, but cutting-edge optical scanning will remaster those recordings (and even bring Ishi’s voice back to “life”).
"When Bud announced that the aforesaid murder mystery starred a slightly overweight, wine-sipping, BMW-driving retired professor of epidemiology, I was even shockeder—because that person is me."
“Wysdym Yrth is a deliberately-founded, intentionally-minded, socially-radical, sustainably-karmic community with two (2!) currently available rooms.”
High pitch, uptalk, filler words and fry—women are warned to avoid the feminine tics that undercut their power. Men have vocal tics, too. Notice that nobody is policing their speech.
“Obviously it has to be sustainable and make money—otherwise we’d be out of business—but every day we ask if we are making an impact. Five years later, we are still having fun.”
President Obama’s bioethics panel reports that “novel neuroscience techniques” might soon reveal when a person is lying. Why some insist we’re on the verge of a reliable brain scan lie detector test—and why skeptics are rolling their eyes.
The African wildlife crisis is a crisis of misperception. Conservation has been subsumed by animal rights. These are not, however, the same things.