Scientists reproduce sound from 123-year-old phonograph

A 12-second recording from what is believed to be the first surviving talking doll could be the first-ever commercial recording, according to historians. The audio, posted online on July 6 by the National Parks Service, was captured on a 123-year-old cylinder phonograph. The recording featured an unidentified woman reciting one
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Crime blotter: Week of July 10 Part 2

The following is a sample of crime in  Berkeley this week, provided by the Berkeley Police Department. Robbery of a bike via punches – Thousand Oaks School An 18-year-old Berkeley man was riding his “Fit” brand BMX style bicycle on the Thousand Oaks School grounds, 800 block of Colusa Avenue. It
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Earthquake hits near Clark Kerr Campus

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake shook Berkeley early Saturday morning. At 3:51 a.m., the earthquake occurred, with its epicenter just west of Clark Kerry Campus. The earthquake had a depth of about 4 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. So far no injuries or damages have been reported. Allie Bidwell
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Crime blotter: Week of July 10

The following is a sample of crime in  Berkeley this week, provided by the Berkeley Police Department. Stolen Car – Ward & Grant Streets A Berkeley man said he parked his car at the intersection of Ward and Grant Streets on Sunday, July 10 at about 9:00 p.m. When he
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Fee increase percentage debated by students

With the UC Board of Regents slated to vote on a controversial fee hike at their meeting Thursday, UC officials and students are citing different figures for the actual size of the increase. While UC officials and most media outlets have said tuition will rise 9.6 percent increase, student leaders
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UC Board of Regents July meeting preview

The UC Board of Regents will meet on Wednesday and Thursday for the remainder of their three-day meeting at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus, where a wide range of issues spanning the diversity of the university’s student body to a controversial tuition increase spurred by the state’s increased cuts
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Chancellor sends reminder on whistleblowing policy

An email from the UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau distributed this morning reminded UC Berkeley faculty and staff of the university’s policy on whistleblowing, listing additional resources for how to report improper activities and promising protection for whistleblowers. A whistleblower is a person who tells the public or someone in
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