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Calendar, Night&Day GOOFY Professor

GOOFY Professor

What if your high school science class was taught by a cute guy who cracked jokes, and also you could drink alcohol during it? You'd look back a little more fondly on those chemistry sessions — although dissecting things…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Truth Behind the Birds and the Bees

The Truth Behind the Birds and the Bees

There are no second-class citizens in science. So goes the argument during the Commonwealth Club lecture, Backyards, Beaches, Birds and Bees: Citizen Science. SFSU biology professor Gretchen LeBuhn and UC Davis education professor Heidi Ballard have a conversation on…
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Washed Up: Pushing Triclosan Out of Our Soaps and Cells

In August, the University of California at Davis published a study showing that triclosan, a commonly used antibacterial agent, weakens skeletal and cardiac muscle in mammals, and impairs swimming in fish. The study is another blow to the besieged chemical,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Calm Between the Storms

Calm Between the Storms

Hearty congrats on weathering the most stressful two weeks of the year. Between gift shopping, packed-to-the-gills airports, and family reunions, is anybody surprised that alcohol consumption skyrockets around the holidays? And now it’s back to the 8-to-6 fray with only…
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News, Sucka Free City Republicans tastelessly milk cow-shooting controversy

Republicans tastelessly milk cow-shooting controversy

Cracking wise at the expense of innocent barnyard beasts killed under tragic circumstances might not seem a sure way to win the hearts of mainstream California voters. Yet that's exactly what communications officials at the state's Republican Party headquarters managed…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Other 9/11

The Other 9/11

Thirty-five years ago, a CIA-backed military junta led by General Augusto Pinochet violently overthrew Chilean president Salvador Allende's democratically elected socialist government, and killed, tortured, and disappeared tens of thousands of his supporters and suspected sympathizers. Following the coup, an…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

ONGOING 9/1-30 In Ada Sadler's "Bathtubbie" series, she photographed and then painted, in exquisite detail, small, square portraits of simple tub toys (duckies and froggies) perched on the lips of sinks. It was whimsical, but perhaps too whimsical? Problem solved…
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Turkey Jerking

It's a story of big breasts, heavy petting, and weird science. More simply put, it's the story of the Thanksgiving turkey -- that plump, juicy bird so many will feast on in a few short days. Heavy-chested and meaty, today's…
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