Berkeley’s famed folklorist applied his Freudian psychoanalytic approach to topics ranging from tongue twisters to ethnic slurs, from holy texts to football.
Among its benefits: lower blood pressure, strengthened immune systems, reduced loneliness, and measurably improved outlooks on life.
Voters overwhelmingly opt to cut many drug possessions and other crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, and one week later it’s already having a dramatic effect. But is that good or bad?
In Eric Kaplan’s new book, the price of giving up on Santa is too high. “When we participate in myth, we have a fluid sense of boundaries between us and the world.”
Berkeley Adventure Playground is one of only a few “junk playgrounds” in the U.S. where fun—and anarchy—reign. “A bit like Lord of the Flies,” observed one mom. “But in a good way.”
Innovation to turn display screens into vision-correctors named one of Scientific American’s “World Changing Ideas of 2014.”
The case for why the police, the Ferguson case prosecutor and pretty much everybody else can be biased without even realizing it.
New studies by UC Berkeley researchers and alums find we could lock up gigatons of planet-warming carbon simply by sprinkling compost on our rangelands.