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Toward a Carbon-Negative World

Now that green consciousness has percolated into the mainstream, you may have begun to...

Give Peace a Wall

In 1983, Carolyna Marks was a young widow, renting out rooms in her Edwardian...

Exercises for Your Brain

What if intelligence wasn't innate? What if you could choose a child's IQ by...

We Know Who Did It

You wouldn't take James Silva for a book lover. A crab fisherman, maybe, or...

The Recycling Realtor

On a Saturday afternoon in January in the pouring rain, recycler Maxine Malberg maneuvered...

Rethinking the Corner Store

Last month, North Oakland's A & Sons Market got a makeover. Sharp, hunter-green awnings...

Eugene Tsui Says It’s Time for Thinking Big

A two-mile high tower shaped like a termite mound that could house the entire...

Framing Issues Is Hard; Just Ask George Lakoff

The Rockridge Institute closed down at the end of April not with a bang...

Preschool + Trees + Hope = Health

Here's Dr. Tony Iton's prescription for a healthy West Oakland population: Take a good...

The Planet That Plays Together Stays Together

In recent weeks, avid computer gamers in Iowa, Texas, New Zealand, and Brazil have...

Drink Your Beef Tea and Pipe Down

Eat food. Not too much. Lots of bone broth and organ meat. With apologies...

Activist Phones and Long-Term Research

Eric Paulos works a dream job at Intel Research Berkeley, a suite of labs...

Nuclear CSI: New Deterrence for a New Era

Measured on a geological time scale — say, the 704 million year half-life of...

Nice People Gain Power, (Which Makes Them Less Nice)

Back in September of 2000, professor Dacher Keltner walked into the Cal dormitory he...
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