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Radiohead and 'Game of Thrones' Classes Spread Democracy at UC Berkeley

Image courtesy UC Berkeley, via Ever wonder how the ruthless, backstabbing strategems in Game of Thrones could apply to your own life? Or how House of Cards compares to actual politics? What about the philosophical reasons everybodyShow More Summary

Renewable energy requirement creates jobs, Berkeley study says

As lawmakers consider new measures to combat climate change, researchers at UC Berkeley released a study saying stronger renewable energy requirements would lead to new jobs.

Time to Move?: UC Berkeley Study Says Gentrification Just Getting Started

Urban Displacement Project A new report from UC Berkeley researchers says that a wave of neighborhood gentrification and displacement of low-income households in the Bay Area is not even half over. In fact, it claims that the trend is...

Bash For iOS Makes It Easy To Organize Hangouts With Friends

A group of high school friends, now UC Berkeley engineers, have created an app called Bash to make it easier for friends to organize hangouts, meetups and other events. Launching today on the App Store following a small beta test onShow More Summary

Engineered Brown Fat Implant Burns Calories, Lowers Blood Sugar

  Scientists at UC Berkeley wanted to see whether they can grow a chunk of engineered brown fat-like tissue inside adult mice, and what it can do. Brown fat is known to burn calories via heat production in hibernating animals and human babies, since they don’t shiver. Show More Summary

Clean Energy Credits Mostly Benefit the Wealthy, New Study Shows

Every public policy benefits some people more than others – and energy policy is no exception. A new paper from Severin Borenstein and Lucas Davis, two professors at UC Berkeley, examines which taxpayers benefit most from tax credits for clean energy: “Since 2006, U.S. Show More Summary

Dark Energy --New Research Asks "Is It a Hidden 5th Force?"

Dark energy is hiding in our midst in the form of hypothetical particles called “chameleons,” Holger Müller and his team at UC Berkeley plan to flush them out. The results of an experiment reported in this week’s issue of Science...

Vitamin E Supplements: Can It Be Risky to Your Health?

Vitamin E has been made known to bring many health benefits to human body. But according to Dr. John Swartzberg, chairman of the editorial board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, supplements of vitamin E can be risky for certain people's health.

‘Game of Thrones’ Now A University Course, And Students Are Loving It

Game of Thrones being taught in at your local university – how would you fancy that? You can now take an entire course on “Game of Thrones” at UC Berkeley http://t.co/CpFhCZnLO4 pic.twitter.com/3Z2fiNqj0P — Mashable (@mashable) August...Show More Summary

Get a Load of This Goddamn Sneaky Octopus

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Cephalopod experts at UC Berkeley have discovered that the larger Pacific striped octopus—seen here outstretched—employs a rare hunting strategy. Instead of pouncing on its prey with all eight arms (a common technique among octopuses), it extends a single limb, like a grabby toddler, and startles its prey into clutches. Read more...

UC Berkeley Now Offers a Minor in the Study of Food Systems

Given the rise in popularity of studying the food system as a field of academic inquiry, UC Berkeley offers a new food systems minor.

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 359

Tabs isn’t just about brawn and beauty. He’s brainy, too. Like, did you know that he has a degree in women’s studies from UC Davis, and that this fall he’s pursuing his PhD in peace and conflict studies at UC Berkeley? I guess that probably doesn’t surprise you. Show More Summary

UC Berkeley is offering a new course on 'Game of Thrones'

If you're a show-only Game of Thrones fan and still have no idea what's going on, don't worry. Higher education is here to help. A new summer class in the Film Studies program at the University of California, Berkeley, is devoted entirely...Show More Summary

Octopus studies detail strange behavior and genetics

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

UC Berkeley marine biologist Roy Caldwell first saw the intriguing octopus in Panama, in 1977. It was pretty, and striped, and about the size of his little finger. He brought a few specimens back to his lab, and one of the females surprised him: Unlike most octopuses he had seen, she didn't die...

Here’s why goats have those freaky eyes

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Goats have the worst eyes. Those horizontal slits are really creepy, right?In a study published last week in Science Advances, researchers from UC Berkeley and Durham University examined the pupil shapes of goats — and of 213 other land species — to look for patterns. Show More Summary

UC Berkeley Will Allow Students to Apply Using Six Different Genders

According to science, there are two genders: male and female. But thanks to the rabid LGBT lobby, our culture is ignoring that reality, and the latest example is UC Berkeley,

UC Berkeley Students: Don’t Blame Islam For Chattanooga Terror Attack, America Had It Coming…

UC Berkeley is one of the most liberal campuses in the world. With oh-so-enlightened college kids gleefully advancing the agenda of liberalism and knocking America at every turn, it’s hardly

A16Z Podcast on Startup Communities

Last week I participated in a podcast hosted by A16Z titled How Innovation Ecosystems Grow Around the Globe. I got to talk with AnnaLee Saxenian, the Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Innovation. Her book, Regional Advantage, had a huge impact from on my thinking around Startup Communities. Show More Summary

Which ‘The Hills’ Star Is Now Married and Getting Their Masters at UC Berkeley?

Do you remember “The Hills”? Of course you do. You’re a person who is alive and reading this article. But do you remember Jen Bunney from “The Hills.”

Sungevity + UC Berkeley Partnering For 10-Year Program

The leading solar energy company Sungevity will be partnering with the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), for a 10-year program involving the solar energy company working with students across a wide number of different fields of study, according to a recent press statement. Show More Summary

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