Imperial Valley News Center
Grand jury system flawed in Ferguson case but still valuable for investigations
- Written by Clifton B. Parker
Stanford, California - A special prosecutor leading the grand jury may have been a better approach in the Ferguson police-civilian death case, a Stanford law professor says.
Cultural history of four-hand piano playing
- Written by Nate Sloan
Stanford, California - In 19th-century Europe - long before LPs, CDs or mp3s - there were only two ways to listen to, say, the latest Beethoven symphony: either you were lucky enough to hear it performed at the local concert hall, or you played it at home yourself.
Nunberg’s word of the year: god view
- Written by Carol Ness
Berkeley, California - “Infobesity,” “lumbersexual,” “phablet.” As usual, the items that stand out as candidates for word of the year are like its biggest pop songs, catchy but ephemeral. But even a fleeting expression can sometimes encapsulate the zeitgeist. That’s why I’m nominating “God view” for the honor.
Scientists measure speedy electrons in silicon
- Written by Robert Sanders
Berkeley, California - The entire semiconductor industry, not to mention Silicon Valley, is built on the propensity of electrons in silicon to get kicked out of their atomic shells and become free. These mobile electrons are routed and switched though transistors, carrying the digital information that characterizes our age.
Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?
- Written by Sarah Yang
Berkeley, California - A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by UC Berkeley researchers, also found that certain practices could further shrink the productivity gap between organic crops and conventional farming.
Wealth, power or lack thereof at heart of many mental disorders
- Written by Yasmin Anwar
Berkeley, California - Donald Trump’s ego may be the size of his financial empire, but that doesn’t mean he’s the picture of mental health. The same can be said about the self-esteem of people who are living from paycheck to paycheck, or unemployed. New research from UC Berkeley underscores this mind-wallet connection.
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