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Golden-Winged Warblers Can Predict When Tornados Will Strike

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A recent study out of UC Berkeley has discovered that tiny golden-winged warblers can predict impending storms — or rather, they can actually hear them approaching. Scientists hope to use what they've learned to help save lives ahead of violent weather. Read more...

Berkeley effigies' powerful racial message was hurt by unclear intent

Early last Saturday, as students prepared for finals, two effigies were discovered hanging from UC Berkeley's famous Sather Gate. They were cardboard cutouts of blown-up photos: a black man and a black woman with the words "I can't breathe" stenciled across them. A similar figure was found...

This j school has a pretty great Christmas card

UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism has mailed out its Christmas card, and it’s a good one. The idea for the card came from the school’s new dean, Edward Wasserman, said Roia Ferrazares, assistant dean. It was designed by a student. Show More Summary

Sadly There Will Be No Exam Delay For Traumatized Students at Oberlin College

Last week students at Columbia Law School, Harvard, UC Berkeley and Georgetown were excused from finals due to the trauma they experienced reading about the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. But at least one liberal institution will … Continue reading ?

UC Berkeley hack: Personal data on 1,600 people possibly compromised

The personal information of about 1,600 people–including Social Security and credit card numbers–may have been hacked from UC Berkeley servers, a university official said.

Deadweight Loss from the New California Gas Tax

(December 15, 2014 06:37 PM, by David Henderson) Starting in January, Californians will pay an added 10 cents or so per gallon of gasoline due to a new law that goes into effect next month. UC Berkeley economist Severin Borenstein writes: Under California's cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse... (0 COMMENTS)

We were responsible for Berkeley effigies of lynched black trio, says artist collective

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An artist collective claimed responsibility on Sunday for the effigies of three lynched black people hanging on UC Berkeley’s campus , saying the cardboard cutouts were meant to confront the “systemic racism” that claimed the lives of Eric Garner and other black Americans. In a statement posted to...

John Yoo, author of interrogation memo and UC Berkeley law professor, says CIA maybe went too far

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

As former Vice President Dick Cheney argued on Sunday that the CIA’s aggressive interrogation of terrorism suspects did not amount to torture, the man who provided the legal rationale for the program said that in some cases it had perhaps gone too far. Former Justice Department lawyer John...

WTF? Cardboard Cutouts Of Lynched Black People Found Hanging Around UC Berkeley Campus

What exactly are they trying to say with this??? Disturbing figures of lynched Black bodies were discovered hanging in various locations on UC Berkeley’s campus early Saturday morning. The figures featured the name of the lynching victims and were stamped

Black Figures Hanged in Effigy at UC Berkeley

The Associated Press is reporting that three cardboard cutouts of black people were found hanging by nooses Saturday on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.

Fake Hate?… Three Black Figures Hanged in Effigy at UC Berkeley

Three cardboard effigies of black people were found hanging from nooses from on the campus of UC Berkeley Saturday morning. One of the effigies had the hashtag #ICantBreathe written on it which tells you it was a #Ferguson #EricGarner protester … Continue reading ?

Challenge Bill Maher, but don't silence him

To the editor: University of California student Regent Sadia Saifuddin does a disservice to UC Berkeley students by trying to stop Bill Maher from speaking at the midyear commencement because of his controversial comments on Islam. ("UC's Muslim student regent tackles Bill Maher, tuition and...

Effigies Of Black Men Found Hanging By Nooses At UC Berkeley

Three cardboard cutouts of black men were found hanging by nooses Saturday on the Berkeley campus of the University of California, on the same day thousands marched against the recent police shootings of unarmed black men. The Associated Press reports: School spokeswoman Amy Hamaoui said police are trying to determine who hanged the effigies that [...]

Effigies of black people found hanging on UC Berkeley campus

Amid national protests decrying police brutality, three effigies of black people were discovered hanging on the Berkeley campus.

UC Berkeley police investigate 'disturbing' effigies found on campus

UC Berkeley police are investigating the hanging of “disturbing” effigies near campus landmarks, a school spokeswoman said Saturday.

Stanford’s startup community might be king — but UC Berkeley wants to catch up

It’s not every day I get to duck around protesters on my way to a demo day, but it’s to be expected on UC Berkeley’s campus. On Tuesday night, Free Ventures, a year-and-a-half old student incubator on Berkeley’s campus, held a demo day for its third batch. There were only six startups, and the whole […]

Price hike at UC Berkeley's journalism school

The price of a two-year graduate journalism degree at UC Berkeley is set to rise to $46,600 for in-state students, a nearly 50-percent increase, and $71,450 for out-of-state students after months of impassioned debate among the school’s faculty, alumni, and students. The first class of students to be affected will enter in 2015, though the additional annual fee of $7,500...

Smartphone Diagnostics at Home: Interview with CellScope Co-Founder Amy Sheng

Amy Sheng is the co-founder of CellScope, a mobile health startup based in San Francisco that is focused on creating optical attachments for smartphones. CellScope spun out of a bioengineering lab at UC Berkeley during product development for mobile microscopes that could be utilized for disease diagnosis in developing countries. Show More Summary

Billionaire Investor Peter Thiel Chased Off Stage By Angry Protestors At UC Berkeley

A bunch of angry protestors stormed through the doors during Peter Thiel’s speech at UC Berkeley, ultimately shutting down the lecture half way through the event. On Wednesday evening, Thiel spoke at an event hosted by the Berkeley Forum, a student organization at UC Berkeley. Show More Summary

Cloudera and Others Rally Behind Hadoop Challenger Spark

Folks in the Big Data and Hadoop communities are becoming increasingly interested in Apache Spark, an open source data analytics cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley. We've covered Spark before, and some reports are characterizing it as a tool that could supplant Hadoop in many enterprises. Show More Summary

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