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1 hr ago | The Globe and Mail

Power can alter sense of time, says study

Does your manager seem more relaxed about sticking to a schedule than you do? If so, he or she may have a case of the "boss effect."

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

1 hr ago | Davis Enterprise

Diplomas all around for professor and sons

Professor J. Edward Taylor and his two sons all walked away with diplomas from a high school graduation last month.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, UC Davis, Agriculture, Science, San Bernardino County, CA, University of Redlands

3 hrs ago | NatureNews

Science and politics: Hello, Governor

Anthony Barnosky first thought the e-mail was a joke. As an expert in species extinctions who had just sounded the alarm over looming environmental crises, he had grown used to bizarre messages filling his inbox.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Berkeley, CA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

5 hrs ago | The Olympian

Former Olympic NP ranger named superintendent at San Francisco park

Former Olympic National Park ranger Kevin Hendricks will take over as superintendent for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in September, the National Park Service recently announced.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Olympic National Park, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

5 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Former Olympic NP ranger named superintendent at San Francisco park

Former Olympic National Park ranger Kevin Hendricks will take over as superintendent for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in September, the National Park Service recently announced.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Olympic National Park, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Studying Jon Snow: U-Va. offering a Game of Thronesa course

Jon Snow is played by Kit Harington in HBO's "Game of Thrones." If "The Simpsons" can be the subject of a college course , as well as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" , it was only a matter of time before "Game of Thrones" would make it onto some course catalog.

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Related Topix: Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television, Kit Harington, Berkeley, CA, Portland State University, University of Virginia

9 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Can Meditation Really Slow Aging?

People take part in "The Planet Meditates," a worldwide meditation event, at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, on Sept.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Santa Monica, CA, UC San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

12 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

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John Cerney, where art thou? Dave finds out what happened to popular artist John Cerney, whose works dot area fields.

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Related Topix: Spreckels, CA, Berkeley, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Trail for Humanity walk to border 'dedicated' to migrant children

Above, UC Berkeley students Cindy Gonzalez, 31, left, and Valeska Castaneda, 27, lead Trail of Humanity marchers, At left, organizers Jesse Ornelas of Merced, right, and Cindy Gonzalez talk about event plans on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Chowchilla, CA

Los Angeles Times

Percentage of out-of-state UC students to rise again

The UCLA campus in Westwood; this fall, 30.1% of the school's freshmen will be from out of state, the highest percentage in the UC system.

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Related Topix: California, UC San Francisco, UC San Diego

San Jose Mercury News

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Which chefs will you cheer on?

That sweetly pungent smell wafting up from the south can mean only one thing: The Gilroy Garlic Festival.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Cal State Fresno, Fresno, CA

Accuracy In Academia

This is a College Course?

Young people who want to spend their college years to undergoing radical intellectual transformations do so typically through the study of liberal arts.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Greek, Instrumental, Science, Tufts University, Berkeley, CA, University of Virginia

SF Sentinel

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings.

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Related Topix: Collecting, Life, Hobbies, Arts, Painting

The Modesto Bee

Law professor nominated to California high court

Brown on Tuesday nominated 41-year-old Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to be an associate justice of the state's highest court.

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Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Telegraph

Ticking-bomb alert for jobless Bengal

"If you can't give them jobs, it may turn into a time bomb. I may add it's already ticking quite loudly in West Bengal," Bardhan, the emeritus professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, said during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta .

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, World News, India,

NOLA.com

California accident rate unchanged six years after drivers banned...

California banned drivers from using cellphones six years ago, but the prohibition has not reduced accidents, according to Pacific Standard magazine.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

Wall Street Journal

Why the Boss Is Late for Everything?

Recent studies measure how social status and authority shape our perceptions of time and how those in authority feel they have more control over it than do their stressed subordinates - the so-called "boss effect."

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Immigration protesters start trek to U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday

Organizers of a nearly 400-mile walk to highlight immigration policy in the United States say the timing has worked out well.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Merced, CA, San Diego, CA, Murrieta, CA

CBS Local

Former UC Berkeley Student Missing From Calaveras County Campground

Camille Withuhn, a former UC Berkeley student, was last seen at the Golden Pines campground in Calaveras County on July 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Calaveras County, CA, Dorrington, CA

Switched

Would You Like Flame Retardants With That Couch?

Most of Aimee Robinson's customers are moms. And more of them are starting to ask questions about the contents of the couches and chairs she constructs.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

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