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OCTOBER 14, 2014
Earth's magnetic field Earth's magnetic field has been showing signs that it might be getting ready to flip polarity. Now an international team of scientists, including UC Berkeley geophysicist Paul Renne and grad student Courtney Sprain, have discovered that the last magnetic reversal took place 786,000 years ago and happened very quickly, in less than 100 years - much faster than the thousands of years most geologists thought.

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Kai Huotari Kai Huotari, a sometime filmmaker and former visiting scholar at Berkeley's School of Information, analyzed thousands of tweets and interviewed 45 "TV live-tweeters" to learn why people would do such a thing. Note to TV producers: It's not all about you. Huotari speaks tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 14) on campus. 

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Grapefruit Fad diets come and go, but might there be something to the ones that involve consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice? New UC Berkeley research found that mice fed a high-fat diet gained less weight when they drank grapefruit juice instead of water. 

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Engineering prof, early bridge critic, foresaw many of span's emerging problems.

IGS posts guides to six initiatives on California's election ballot. 

Tammy Smith tells her story.

Margaretta Lovell, Joseph Cerny honored by Academic Senate.

New architecture grad puts her skills to work planning an indigenous mission college.

Bioengineering students invent device that helps people maneuver in tight spaces. 
Watch video interview with Richard Allen, Seismological Lab director.

Statewide event Thursday encourages earthquake preparedness.
Also: Got the OEM emergency app?

Could prove big advance in flexible, sensitive coatings.

Berkeley, UCSF team up to study Alzheimer's, other neurodegenerative diseases.

Contrary to popular thought, study shows having fewer children boosts standard of living.

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