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APRIL 22, 2014
Johnny Depp When Hollywood came knocking, engineering profs Michel Maharbiz and Jose Carmena answered. Director Wally Pfister tapped their expertise for the filming of his new movie about artificial intelligence, which opened last week.

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animal eating from feeder Yes, chimpanzees may throw tantrums like human toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, gerbils or fox squirrels. That's according to a new study of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches.

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FSM graphic The Bancroft Library invited students to design a new online window onto its Free Speech Movement Digital Archive. The 'HackFSM' websites they created help users explore a fascinating trove of materials, from FSM protest songs to Mario Savio's notebooks, and suggest new directions for digital research.

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Cuonzo Martin

Tennessee coach knows success.

Berkeley's Chowdhury Center, now official, will foster scholarship on nation of 160 million. 

Mark Morris, Philharmonia Baroque to perform world premiere

Handel's 'Acis and Galatea' to get update in Cal Performances production April 25-27.

Freshman admissions update

More than 12,800 offered places on campus.

Tour the new Warren Hall hub April 25.

Annual COSA ceremony to honor standouts.

Dirks hosts clean-energy talks 
DOE, labs, industry focus on U.S. innovation. 
Pioneering statistician transformed healthcare field.

Biologist earns DOE's highest scientific honor.      Find video, transcript of recent online session.

Solomon Hsiang

How will environmental change affect life?

Sol Hsiang uses complex statistical strategies to help avert tragedy.

Common drug prevents epilepsy after traumatic brain injury

Blood-brain barrier is key, researchers report.

The buzz on Sichuan pepper

A tiny peppercorn offers insights into the mysteries of the nervous system.

Feds ID bad actors, Berkeley Wellness reports.

In national RecycleMania 'Game Day' contest, Berkeley tops the field.

Cal upsets Stanford in a day of multiple firsts.

Student, fraternity brothers to pedal in 500-mile fundraiser to L.A.

Daily Cal reports on a trivia-night tradition.

Labor researchers look at why cities, states are seizing the policy reins. 
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