The Beaker Blues

  Here’s a question: What’s a problem a theoretical neuroscientist, a biochemist and a zoologist can’t solve?   The answer is how to combat barriers in their very own labs. If you haven’t heard by now, UC Berkeley is the best public university in the world — and not only
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An Omelas for animals in Berkeley

“The door is always locked; and nobody ever comes, except that sometimes — the child has no understanding of time or interval — sometimes the door rattles terribly and opens, and a person, or several people, is there. One of them may come in and kick the child to make
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A laywoman’s view on gushing

Sex on Tuesday

I was relatively late to the sex game. It wasn’t until well after my first sexual romp that I had the desire or mental wherewithal to masturbate. This yearslong mental obstacle overcome, imagine my horror when after a little pleasurable digging I feel the equivalent of what I imagine it must
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When scholarship is like Pearl Harbor

Writing a thesis entails a quantity of research approaching the obscene. One must spend innumerable hours in the library and searching scholarly databases to find relevant sources and determine from those which are seminal. I fear for the research of one of my classmates — and not because she’s behind
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Gill Tract project may feed many

Sixteen months after advocates for community urban farming took over the university’s Gill Tract agricultural experiment station on Earth Day, April 22, 2012, community members are back in the land and farming a portion of it — but this time by invitation to members of the community to get involved
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