Cross your robot fingers if you hope to get a vinyl copy of Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories, which was released today: Many local stores are sold out, and the ones that aren't had only a handful of copies as of this afternoon. "They're just selling really quickly," said a clerk at Rasp ... More >>
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 >>
Because Halloween is coming up and we're all feeling extra-spooky this time of year, Bon Appetit has dredged up the original thesis from the 1970s that suggested a bad crop of rye was the culprit behind the "bewitched" villagers during the Salem Witch Trials. See also: - Yes, the Gluten-Free Moveme ... More >>
DJ Amen at Amoeba Ever wonder what a day in the life of a local radio DJ is like? Well now you can know: Bay Area hip-hop website Thizzler on the Roof recently put together this short clip that follows KMEL's DJ Amen around for a day -- starting at Amoeba, heading to Papalote, and ending at a ... More >>
Richard HaickFlogging Molly at Amoeba Music in S.F. yesterday Flogging Molly Amoeba Music, San Francisco June 2, 2011 We all know how much those free early evening/late afternoon shows at Amoeba rule. And yesterday, the Irish folk-punk dynamo known as Flogging Molly took to that small blue s ... More >>
Dengue Fever/Rice Paper Scissors Where: Amoeba Records, 1855 Haight (at Stanyan), 831-1200 When: Tues., April 26, 6-9 p.m. Cost: Free concert; food items priced individually The rundown: Hey, cheapskates: Queue up tonight for a low-cost music and food pairing that's sure to be a win. From 6 to 7, C ... More >>
He sat there, legs crossed, large yellow bag splayed open on the empty seat next to him -- last night, on the inbound 6 Parnassus, around 8:20 p.m. -- and engaged in what must be a frequent ritual for San Francisco music lovers.The old man pulled smaller yellow paper bags out of one large plastic ... More >>
Record Store Day, that annual record-buying rite of spring that will rock independent music sellers across the world, hits again this Saturday, April 17. The event is a two-fold celebration: it's a chance for bands to put out small-run, limited-addition releases ... More >>
The Center for Genetics and Society, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that watchdogs bioethics issues nationwide, is trumpeting a ruling from a New York-based federal court that squashed a biotech company's efforts to patent human genes ... YOURS!Just kidding. Well, sort of -- central to the arguments ... More >>
City College budget cuts complicate Hollywood ending for student bioengineers.
Jay Reatard (R.I.P.) at AmoebaThis Saturday at the Make-Out Room: Leave a mixtape, take a mixtape [Mission Mission] The art of live rock photography. [The Bay Bridged] Shakedowns at SF music venues: the panel discussion [SF Appeal] Eight year-old ROCKS OUT in Dolores Park [Uptown Almanac ... More >>
Elvis Costello and Jim LauderdaleMonday, June 22, 2009Amoeba MusicBetter than: Concerts you have to pay for.Sure, it's finally feeling like summer in San Francisco today, but a good couple hundred people skipped work this morning for more reasons than just working on their tan. The line that stretch ... More >>
Help -- or at least cash -- is on the wayThe California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) announced yesterday that it has received $275 million in fresh funding from a recent sale of state bonds, saving the state stem-cell agency from a cash crunch that would have left it without money to f ... More >>
Keep those fingers crossedThe front line of advanced biomedical research doesn't stand still. Whether it's promising advances or devastating setbacks, this field of human knowledge is so young -- and so populated by bright and ambitious scientists and entrepreneurs -- that it seems news is always b ... More >>
Iso Rabins' foraged food is the toast of San Francisco's gourmet set. Health inspectors and environmentalists aren't so thrilled.
This Valentines weekend may be your best chance to eat oysters for years to come.
Gleaning lessons from the darkness, Herzog treks to Antarctica in Encounters at the End of the World.
Richmond residents take aim at plans to expand a medical center they say is already overbuilt
Observing the mating rituals of horny dudes at the Noc Noc
Infiltrator chooses a veeeeery witty headline for his story about pet cloning
The new docudrama What the #$*! Do We Know!? is a real mind-bender
With the help of local music, Rock Ninja! attempts to inspire Haight Street's hippies to choose life
The feds hold up germ experiments at Los Alamos National Lab
The Co-Mayorship Proposition
San Francisco's Strip Clubs
A Berkeley forensic mathematician, the herculean effort to identify World Trade Center victims with DNA, and the value of closure
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
Brighde Mullins' new play stirs a little neo-Darwinism into the story of a teenage castaway
Mycological Society of San Francisco
The city's new weight discrimination law is badly reasoned, legally defective, costly, and bad for public health
Danny Cohen; Laughing Squid's Fifth Anniversary Celebration
Warming Up to Global Warming
Human excrement in the parks -- dangerous or just dirty?