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Powerful new source of up-to-date information on economic activity

Researchers have developed a new data infrastructure for measuring economic activity.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Forbes.com

A New Form Of Giving

Philanthropy. We all know what it is: "the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people."

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Berkeley, CA

SFGate

Use a condom, save a critter a " Friday is...

San Francisco native Kristin Tieche, a 43-year-old filmmaker and bicycle blogger, will be among five local volunteers handing out free Endangered Species Condoms in the city to members of a species that is anything but endangered, commemorating World Population Day on Friday.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Blog News, San Mateo County, CA, South San Francisco, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Dan Morain: Long ago, a liberal Republican helped win passage of the Civil Rights Act

As California Republicans struggle to halt their decline, they might want to reconsider one whom they banished long ago, a U.S. senator who served in the grand old tradition of Earl Warren and Hiram Johnson.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

Inside Bay Area

Bay Area job-search startup helps college grads and companies find each other

Shyan Kashani, a graduate of the University of California, is now using a new online service called Collegefeed to look for potential jobs.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Science, Computer Science, Programming Languages, Science / Technology, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

Contra Costa Times

Significance of Port Chicago's impact on American, military history

When Rev. Diana McDaniel was a child, she remembered the adults in her family talk about Port Chicago during holiday gatherings and the conversation wasn't pleasant.

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Related Topix: Explosion, US National Parks, Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, US News, Martinez, CA, US Politics, Barack Obama

Santa Cruz Sentinel

UCSC alum designs affordable desktop digital router

UC Santa Cruz alumni Tom Beckett and Bar Smith have created an affordable desktop CNC router, which can carve objects from computer designs.

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Related Topix: UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Lawrence Berkeley Lab to unveil FLEXLAB

FLEXLAB Executive Manager Cindy Regnier talks about some of the features of the brand new facility at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif.

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Inside Bay Area

Piedmont: Eagle Scout's 'dream' bridge now reality

Recreating history, the new bridge in Dracena Quarry Park -- and the dream of Eagle Scout Cole Becker -- was officially dedicated July 3 before a throng of visitors to the shady lush glen.

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Science Daily

Not at home on the range: As hosts expand geographical range, the parasites don't always follow

Do parasites accompany their hosts into neighboring territory? Not necessarily. For some species, the opposite may happen: Hosts may actually lose their parasites when the hosts shift or increase their range.

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Related Topix: California, UC Santa Barbara, Oceanography, Science

Medical Device/Diagnostic Ind.

10. Dust-Sized Brain Devices

A group of University of California, Berkeley-based researchers are seeking to disrupt brain-machine interfaces by developing dust-sized devices that could potentially last a lifetime.

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Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal News

The Talented Musicians of Altadena NAACP Act-So

The Altadena NAACP Freedom Fund Luncheon, celebrating 30 years of service, brought the Altadena ACT-SO musicians of the past and present together.

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Related Topix: Altadena, CA, Standardized Testing, Education, Burbank, CA, Chelsea (Boston, MA), Berkeley, CA

Business Journal

University of California picks UCSF chancellor

Sam Hawgood, UCSF Medical school dean and acting chancellor of UC San Francisco, is UC President Janet Napolitano's pick as the biomedical university's 10th chancellor.

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We make money not art

Bioartefactos. Between transgenic crops and ancestral biodiversity

The Oaxaca Valley in Mexico is regarded as the heartland of corn diversity. Not only can cultivation of the plant in the region be traced back to over 6000 years ago, it also presents the highest genetic diversity of corn in the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Agriculture, Science, Berkeley, CA

USA Today

Colleges failing to combat sex assault, senator charges

Many colleges and universities are failing to comply with federal laws and key policies designed to combat sexual assault, according to a report released Wednesday by Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Claire McCaskill

Business Journal

The little startup that could: All the things big companies can learn from small newbies

The UpTake: Even mega corporations with billions of dollars in revenue can learn how to do business better and smarter.

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Python Becomes Most Popular CS Teaching Language

Python is now used by eight of the top 10 US computer science departments in their introductory courses at undergraduate level.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, University of Rochester, Programming Languages, Science / Technology

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

AM Alert: Gambling opposition group warns of Indian casino expansion

A proposal from two Central Valley tribes to build casinos away from their existing land was approved by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown last year, but it will ultimately be up to voters whether that agreement sticks.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA, Stanford University, Berkeley, CA, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: Slamming college costs is easy, but it's unfair

A new documentary, "The Ivory Tower," hit theaters recently and is fueling debate about the rising cost and value of higher education.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

KALX-FM Berkeley

Bruce Ames and Rhonda Patrick on Spectrum

Dr. Ames is a Senior Scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, director of their Nutrition & Metabolism Center, and a Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Related Topix: Biochemistry, Biology, Berkeley, CA

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