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2013-08-28 09:24:25

Finding comes from new Berkeley Lab study Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities in 27 counties across nine U.S. states, yet was unable to uncover any impacts to nearby home property values. "This is the second of two major studies we have conducted on this topic [the first was published in 2009, see below], and in both studies [using two different datasets] we find no statistical evidence that operating wind...

2013-06-24 23:21:04

Massage Envy tent will feature massages and free skin consultations. Berkeley Heights, NJ (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Massage Envy Spa Berkeley Heights is honored to be able to celebrate its community again, this time taking part at the first annual Berkeley Heights Street Fair on Sunday, June 30th. The Berkeley Heights Street Fair will be held along Springfield Avenue, between Snyder Ave. and Summit Ave., from 10am-5pm. Springfield Avenue will be transformed into a giant block party,...

Most Well-read Cities In America
2012-05-18 04:41:38

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Have you ever taken a look around your home town and noticed the majority of people around you have their nose in a book? If you live in Alexandria, Virginia, such an occurrence may be so commonplace you wouldn´t even give it a second thought. This week, the world´s top bookseller, Amazon.com, released some stats about which cities bought the most books, magazines and newspapers in the past year. Topping their list of the 20 most well-read...

2012-05-04 09:14:10

Deep sediments are unparalleled record of biotic changes over past 200,000+ years University of California, Berkeley, scientists are drilling into ancient sediments at the bottom of Northern California's Clear Lake for clues that could help them better predict how today's plants and animals will adapt to climate change and increasing population. The lake sediments are among the world's oldest, containing records of biological change stretching back as far as 500,000 years. The core...

2011-12-20 15:10:59

Emotional differences between the rich and poor, as depicted in such Charles Dickens classics as “A Christmas Carol” and “A Tale of Two Cities,” may have a scientific basis. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that people in the lower socio-economic classes are more physiologically attuned to suffering, and quicker to express compassion than their more affluent counterparts. By comparison, the UC Berkeley study found that individuals in...

2011-11-25 08:00:00

Award recognizes outstanding student achievement in using Web 2.0 technologies to solve global problems. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2011 The winners of the 2011 Gantha Award were announced on November 19, during the Big Game between Stanford and UC Berkeley, by the World Mind Network. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in using social network Mightybell.com, together with the protocols of the World Mind Network, to create a web-based project that has the capacity to engage...

2011-08-24 18:39:27

Cloud-based data make searching the world´s museum collections easier What Google is attempting for books, the University of California, Berkeley, plans to do for the world's vertebrate specimens: store them in "the cloud." Online storage of information from vertebrate collections at the Smithsonian Institution, American Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Natural History in Paris, UC Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) and from hundreds of other animal...

2011-04-01 00:13:25

Computer Courage Computer Repair and Web Design has opened a new office in Berkeley, California, serving the San Francisco Bay Area with IT support, computer repair, and web design services. Berkeley, California (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Computer Courage, a computer repair and web design company in Berkeley, California, has moved to a new office at 2093 Rose Street in North Shattuck area of Berkeley. From this beautiful new location, Computer Courage will provide the same quality computer...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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