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On Valentine's Day, University of California at Berkeley math professor Edward Frenkel wrote an essay in The New York Times entitled, "Is the Universe a Simulation?" It became the most forwarded essay on Facebook for the Times .
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Warning: this may be painfully obvious. Just in case you, for some reason I can't fathom, had doubts that money buys influence in Washington our friends in the ivory tower decided to perform a scientific experiment to prove it.
The prestigious Oakland International Film Festival is entering its 12th year of bringing hard-to-find films from around the world to the big screens of Oakland and surrounding areas from April 3-6.
Pacific Steel has made castings like these for trucks and construction equipment in Berkeley since 1934.
A ground squirrel looks for food at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Items worth less than $950 were stolen from the 2000 block of Addison Street; the 2000 block of Allston Way; the 2100 block of Shattuck Avenue; and the 1400 and 1600 blocks of University Avenue.
When I married a soldier in June 2001, I knew my life was going to change. I moved from Berkeley, California, to Fort Sill, Oklahoma -- talk about a culture shock.
With many Americans already dubious that Congress is looking out for their best interests, a couple of grad students wanted to know who lawmakers were more apt to meet with on Capitol Hill: constituents or donors.
Cleopatra VII, often simply called "Cleopatra," was the last of a series of rulers called the Ptolemies who ruled Egypt for nearly 300 years.
In the digital age, do we need librarians? A late-February skirmish on the UC Berkeley campus provides a resounding, affirmative reply.
Some might say it was a very Berkeley moment when a standing-room-only crowd of neighborhood activists and supporters of a mom and pop cafe convinced the City Council this week to say "no" to a new Starbucks coffee shop in their neighborhood.
Whether librarians and faculty like it or not, Wikipedia remains at the heart of the research process for many undergraduate students.
There's not much I like less than kumbaya cuisine, which is what I dreaded when Gather opened in late 2009.
St. Patrick's Day is Monday, yet there's no reason why you have to wait until then to start celebrating all things Irish.