Winter 2016 - Reality Bites

Reality Bites


Matter of Degrees

How hot it gets still depends on us.
By Andrew Leonard
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Mind Tricks

Bishop Berkeley and the idea of everything
By Pat Joseph
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Black Hole

The injustice of wrongful incarceration doesn’t end when the prison doors open.
By Jessica Pishko
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Lab + Field

People Are Strange

Research shows how lack of sleep affects emotions, memory, and perception.
By Krissy Eliot
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Paint by Numbers

Algorithms for the artistically challenged
By Katia Savchuk
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Deep Down

Geologists discover a new feature of the Cascadia subduction zone.
By Sarah E. Adler
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Green Acres

The fertilizer effect of CO2 slows warming.
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Arts + Letters

Write Like You’re The Majority

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen declines the role of victim.
By Jackie Dishner
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Sather Gate

The State of the State’s University

Keepin’ it real with President Napolitano
By Pat Joseph
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Five Questions for Dr. Sheyna Gifford

The Cal alumna who spent a year on a simulated mission to Mars.

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Out of the Gate

Pierced in St. Petersburg

The opera singer across the hall was handsome, talented, and built like Adonis. Too bad about the chemistry.
By Marica Petrey
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Alumni Gazette

Rocket Science, Woman Power, and Updating The League

Cal alumna talk propulsion engineering and the business of recruitment.
By Martin Snapp
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Editor’s Note

Reflections on a surreal season.
By Wendy Miller
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