The African wildlife crisis is a crisis of misperception. Conservation has been subsumed by animal rights. These are not, however, the same things.
Decades before the Internet, The Berkeley Barb was essential “social media” that pulled the counterculture together. Of course that didn’t last.
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.
Earthlings are embarking on a $100 million quest: the most advanced search for extra-terrestrial intelligence ever undertaken. Three UC Berkeley researchers are going all-in for what they call “the chance of a lifetime.”
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.
It’s easi­er to temper emotions if you ima­gine them as the five distinct char­ac­ters—and if your in­ner feel­ings are voiced by Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling, so much the better.
Imagine a sports stadium replacing its box seats and bleachers with Voltas, in which rocking fans generate enough power to illuminate the field and the Jumbotron.
“He’s got a shot at coming back for sure.” The DIY science of cryonics has remained on the fringe since a Berkeley-trained psychologist was first frozen in 1967—but the believers remain optimistic.
“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.”
It requires all unvaccinated schoolchildren without a valid medical excuse to be homeschooled. But on the day the governor signs it into law, vaccine opponents vow to keep on fighting.
The problem is so critical that it's prompting debate—at San Francisco's Ocean Beach and elsewhere—about whether the proper response is to defend or surrender.