You may not have been alive in 1983, when punk rock icon NOFX was started in Berkeley. That was nearly 30 years ago, after all, and the world was a very different place: Ronald Reagan was president, "big" East Bay punk bands like Rancid or Green Day didn't exist, and Thriller was only a year old. Si ... More >>
Gary, where'd you leave that laptop of yours?The toil of the Bay Area's laptop thieves used to be simple: Hang around parking lots and cafes, nab an unattended computer, and put ads on Craigslist.However, thanks to carelessness at an East Bay nuclear weapons lab, this workday has the potential to be ... More >>
I'm disturbed by what you're downloading, DaveJust seven months after creating the world's speediest supercomputer, those enablers at IBM have announced plans to craft one faster yet -- with the power of 2 million laptops (an improvement over my laptop, which has the power of half a laptop). T ... More >>
One of the world's rarest plants grows in the Presidio. Plans are under way to save it — and ax thousands of trees in the process.
Al Gore was in town last week to remind us all that we're ruining the planet. But do you think the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hot air?
The feds hold up germ experiments at Los Alamos National Lab
Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms
An explosion of federal funding has Bay Area researchers at the forefront of America's counter-terrorism program. Will the money make us safer - or just make science a military secret?
By Carter Scholz, Picador USA (2002) $24
The Muons' futurist folk conspiracy goes aboveground
Learning Spanish (for your gardener), Thai (your hooker), Bureaucrat (your scientist friends), and Digital (your enemies)
While condemning India for its nuclear testing, the U.S. government quietly funnels billions to research programs aimed at creating an ever-more-virulent nuclear arsenal
Livermore protest is mere theater, but lab's research raises real questions
During his first three decades on Sixth Street, Tom McKnight Sr. used his various businesses to educate his children and counsel them in the doctrine of social obligation. Now his son must balance the demands of activism against the realities of commerce