Study uncovers mechanism behind hearing condition

A study by a team of UC Berkeley neuroscientists has uncovered new cerebral mechanisms behind tinnitus, a currently incurable condition that produces a constant ringing or buzzing sound in the ear in the absence of other noise. The study, published Sept. 6 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy
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St. Vincent – Strange Mercy

Strange Mercy is not an instant favorite. But with a little cozying up, St. Vincent’s third album will seduce listeners into a melancholic love affair. With her latest effort, timid-voiced singer-songwriter Annie Clark offers another dose of mildly catchy melodies laced with ear-perking beats and sensual guitar riffs. Clark’s vocals
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Memories of an alumnus burn on

Esteban Silva, a UC Berkeley graduate, reflects on 9/11 and how he escaped the burning towers 10 years ago

This audio podcast is the first of two parts. Find Part two here. As the nation moved on, the 9/11 attacks may have faded from the foreground, but for Esteban Silva, fiery images are still burning in his mind. His initial memories from that day are as vivid as the sky
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Midweek notebook: Familiar faces and Superman

Coaching musical chairs The college football coaching carousel seems to be constantly moving — especially when it comes to assistants, but the Cal and Colorado football teams looked like they agreed on a swap after last season. Passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau as well as defensive
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Free Adobe software pilot program to cost campus $500,000

This fall, UC Berkeley will begin a year-long program for students that will allow them to download Adobe software packages for free as part of an agreement with the company that will cost the campus about $500,000. Beginning Sept. 6, students will be able to download the Adobe Creative Suite
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Just what are we watching on Saturday…?

In 15 seasons as the Fresno State head coach, Pat Hill has abided by the relatively simple mantra of “anytime, anywhere.” A coach never afraid to schedule difficult non-conference opponents (insert the already-tired but still relevant Presbyterian joke here), Hill leads his notoriously tough Bulldogs into Candlestick to take on
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Statistics show decrease in violent and property crimes

Preliminary statistics indicate an overall decrease in violent and property crime in Berkeley during the first six months of 2011 compared to the same time period the previous year — a trend mirrored in surrounding cities. The Berkeley Police Department recorded 4 percent fewer Part One Violent Crimes — which
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