Duke University

  • News

    February 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Study: Teens' Brains Affected by Alcohol, Not Marijuana

    A key part of the marijuana debate is the impact cannabis has on developing brains. And when reaching for a weekend tonic, teenagers have a choice -- to reduce their brain tissues' health with alcohol, or to keep their brains unharmed with marijuana, according to a new study.Researchers at the Unive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Joanna Rees: S.F. Coulda Had a Mayor Who Does Splits, Jumps in Pools

    Our mayor cannot do the splits. He cannot do a handstand. He has, in all likelihood, never entered a swimming pool while clothed in garb other than swimming gear. We could have had otherwise. Alas. We missed it. But last week, vanquished mayoral candidate -- and former Duke University ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Steve Reich and Kronos Quartet on Their "Shocking, Terrifying" New Piece, WTC 9/11

    ​ Steve Reich's memorial composition WTC 9/11 -- out tomorrow, Sept. 20, on Nonesuch -- starts with the ferocious beeping of a phone left off the hook, doubled by David Harrington, violinist of the Kronos Quartet. Layers of strings pile on, and then: "They came from Boston - Goin' to L.A. - an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Joanna Rees -- That's R-E-E-S -- Planning Mayoral Run

    Joanna Rees -- your future mayor?​Messy workplace affair not mentioned in campaign literature, shockingly enough The San Francisco Chronicle this morning reported that venture capitalist Joanna Rees is looking into running for mayor of this here city. The paper then points out that Rees "isn't a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008
  • News

    August 29, 2007

    The Daly Show

    Even in a summer of discontent for San Francisco progressives, bad-boy supervisor Chris Daly remains unbowed

  • Film

    August 22, 2007

    Damn You, Environment!

    The ice caps are melting, the ozone vanishing, and Leo's charisma? An endangered species.

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2006
  • News

    August 9, 2006

    Disturbing the Peace

    The local conversation between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists is getting less civil every day. And Lee Kaplan's tactics aren't helping.

  • News

    June 2, 2004

    Bioscience Warfare

    UC professor Tyrone Hayes found that a highly profitable weed killer causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Then he found out how nasty a biotech multinational can be.

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    He Stats! He Scores!

    Aptos statistics geek Roland Beech just might change how the NBA plays -- and you watch -- basketball

  • News

    July 24, 2002

    The Revolutionary Test for Lung Cancer

    ... the medical establishment doesnt want you to have. Yet.

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    A Test of Faith

    A controversial San Francisco study is spending taxpayers' money to see if Christian clergy, Indian medicine men, and Tibetan lamas can heal patients with AIDS and brain tumors

  • News

    November 21, 2001

    Crying Whale

    Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.

  • News

    November 7, 2001

    Songs of Science

    If you don't know birds have accents, you haven't been attending your birdsong symposia

  • Culture

    April 4, 2001

    Flying High

    Jo Kreiter speaks softly but swings from a big stick

  • News

    March 8, 2000

    South to the Future

    Coup de Mardi Gras: A North Carolina town turns the world upside down with its carnival of the grotesque

  • Dining

    May 12, 1999
  • Film

    September 9, 1998
  • News

    November 26, 1997

    White on White

    As Prop. 209 kicks in, whiteness studies draws attention to UC Berkeley

  • Calendar

    November 13, 1996
  • Calendar

    November 15, 1995
  • News

    July 19, 1995

    Getting Hep

    Hepatitis B is the Rodney Dangerfield of diseases: It just can't get respect. But it sure can kill you.

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