How on-demand access has helped create what one UC Berkeley media professor terms “telephilia”—and led to unprecedented TV obsessions.
Her young journey through five foster homes makes her determined to improve California’s policies for its foster kids.
The designs in a new Berkeley booklet are hardly in the Astroturf-and-plastic-pink-flamingoes or four-cacti-a-and-a-bunch-of-rocks vein. Rather they are, well, quite lovely.
It’s the Alan Dundes principle: Faced with a blank, impersonal space (the walls of a bathroom stall or an empty text box on a corporate webpage), people will indulge the very human urge to create.
“Growing up in Salinas, you had two choices,” she explains. “If you had the money, you went to Stanford. If you had the grades, you went to Cal.” She and her husband did—and their children and grandchildren followed in their footsteps.
"Growing a boy or girl from XY or XX chromosomes requires constant interaction with the environment, which begins in the prenatal soup and continues (with) dance recitals, baseball games and cafeteria dramas that ceaselessly reinforce" the gender-divide.
We’re moving from an era in which everyone paid a big utility company for power into a new era of decentralized, cleaner electricity from mini- and micro-grids. The conclusion of a new UC Berkeley study: This is the democratization of energy.”
Here’s what the latest science tells us about the wisdom of a pending Berkeley ordinance, which would require cell phone notices warning users of health risks associated with exposure to radio frequency radiation emitted by the devices.
The drought is murder on the state’s fish—especially cold-water varieties including trout and salmon. But one rare salmon species is doing fairly well—aided by a project usually associated with the destruction of native fish.