There’s a Real Archaeological Surprise in Honduras…

Rosemary Joyce

And if you have been following popular science reporting the last couple of days, you probably think you know what I mean.

Well, that’s the surprise: you don’t.

For those who haven’t seen the original report or its follow-ups, supposedly a “lost city” unknown to science, the “untouched ruins of … More >

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There's a Real Archaeological Surprise in Honduras...

Chris Begley said:

So many other scholars have also contributed - Pastor Gomez, Gloria Lara Pinto, George Hasemann, Boyd Dixon, Paul Healy, Carrie Dennett, geographer like Mark Bonta, Laura Herlihy, Peter Herlihy. And many folks who aren't professional scholars, like Pancho Bueso - a guy who grew up in the region, and really sees the ... More >

Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank

During the Cold War with the Soviet Union, science and engineering at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley were heavily funded to develop Cold War weapon systems. Stanford’s focus was Electronic Intelligence and those advanced microwave components and systems were useful in a variety of weapons systems. Starting in the 1950’s, … More >

How to defeat ISIS (and why it probably won’t happen)

Bruce Newsome

Air strikes won’t defeat ISIS. A Western ground invasion would, but the West is far short of that commitment, to its increasing peril.

ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham; more transliterately known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL; most derogatively known by its Arabic … More >

Privacy vs. privacy

Lisa Ho

It’s common to see privacy pitted against security in the form of the question: “How much privacy are we willing to give up for security?” Some call the security vs. privacy debate a false choice, and suggest the debate is actually liberty vs. security, or liberty vs. control, or privacy … More >

Islamophobia: An Electoral Wedge Issue!

Hatem Bazian

In 2011, the Center for American Progress published a groundbreaking report, “Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America,” which managed to expose for the first time the funding sources behind the bigotry producing Islamophobic industry, the individuals responsible and the effective strategies that made possible to impact … More >

How To Build A Microgrid

Santiago Miret

While developed countries have enjoyed access to reliable electricity for nearly a century, energy access across the world remains one of the greatest challenges of our time. Globally, over 1 billion people still live without access to electricity today, putting them at a major developmental disadvantage. It has been shown … More >

Why aren’t blacks migrating like they used to?

Sandra Susan Smith

In a recent publication in the journal Demography, Patrick Sharkey analyzed patterns of geographic migration of black and white families over four consecutive generations. In prior generations, the NYU sociologist observed patterns of migration consistent with conventional wisdom, with massive outflows of blacks from the South toward cities in the … More >

One university’s attempt to reduce energy waste at work

Meredith Fowlie

If you work outside your home, chances are you don’t pay (directly) for the energy you use at work. At my place of work, the UC Berkeley campus, most employees never see – let alone pay – their energy bills.

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Of course, there are plenty of … More >

‘Moving Dollars’ puts California’s transportation spending in focus

Ethan Elkind

California spends approximately $28 billion on transportation infrastructure each year.  But are we spending that money as cost-effectively as possible?  And given the major impact that transportation investments have on our land use patterns and the amount of driving we need to do, are we spending this money in ways … More >