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Uncharted: Whistling Vivaldi, a Memorial Stadium party

The view from the University Club where the Uncharted Party will take place on the evening of October 24, 2014. Photo: UCB What can you expect at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, hosted by Berkeleyside? Here’s a taste: Claude Steele will explain why an African American man whistling Vivaldi confounds white fearNobel laureate Randy Schekman will discuss what […]

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Be knocked out by people you don’t know at Uncharted

Adam Mansbach, Laura Howard-Gayeton, and Mirna Girgis: all three will be at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas on Oct. 24-25 in Berkeley When Berkeleyside unveils the detailed program of Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014 next week, we know people will look for the names they recognize. Here’s a pro tip: the best speakers, the ones likely […]

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Cal prof Joshua Bloom makes earthquake alert kit for $110

Joshua Bloom’s homemade earthquake early warning alarm, in a box from East Bay restaurant Grégoire. Photo: Joshua Bloom Joshua Bloom’s homemade earthquake early warning alarm, in a box from East Bay restaurant Grégoire. Photo: Joshua Bloom When the Napa earthquake struck on Aug. 24, Joshua Bloom had a 5-second warning. That’s because the UC Berkeley astronomy […]