Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Sharon Van Etten Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Better than: Getting murdered and/or sodomized by Stagger Lee, we're assuming. Are there bad Nick Cave shows? We can't imagine what one would be like. What if there are only Nick Cave shows where your ... More >>
Eels Before Girls' Christopher Owens, there was another rock star whose curiously tragic backstory prefaced any mention of his name. Mark E Everett, or Mr. E, of The Eels is undoubtedly one of the most interesting rock stars around. Despite his reclusive demeanor, often hiding like the Unabo ... More >>
College of William and MaryKeith Bechtol, marathoner and astrophysicist While stranded Muni riders grumbled, Keith Bechtol cruised to victory on yesterday's San Francisco Marathon -- the very first marathon he's ever run. But don't chalk up the 25-year-old Stanford astrophysicist's unofficial cou ... More >>
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Beryl FineDJ Swayzee It's actually kinda cool that museums--normally a refuge for bratty kids on school trips, visiting tourists, and stodgy nerds--are making an attempt to be hip. If you haven't yet attended the Cal Academy of Science's 'Nightlife' event--in which the building "is transformed ... More >>
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Are you ready to rock? Professor Roger Bland can't be bothered to study just any singing fish. But a singing fish chorus? Now you're talking. The San Francisco State University professor of physics has been compiling MP3 clips of toadfish songs -- not via illegal fish downloads from the Internet but ... More >>
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How Arno Penzias, who won the Nobel Prize for confirming the universe started with a Big Bang, turned his back on pure science and became an investment banker for Silicon Valley
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
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Last year, two Bay Area astronomers said they had discovered planets outside our solar system and became instant media celebrities. Now, Paul Butler and Geoff Marcy face prominent scientific challengers who contend some of the new planets are nothing but