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  • Welcome to the book blog jungle, Bookmarks!

    Welcome to the book blog jungle, Bookmarks!
    The San Francisco Chronicle launched a book blog this week, Bookmarks. To welcome Bookmarks to the literary blogosphere, we emailed books editor John McMurtrie, who told us all about the blog -- or blogue, or blague, depending. JC: Did the Chronicle...
  • Latasha Harlins shooting exposed L.A. race in issues long before Zimmerman

    Latasha Harlins shooting exposed L.A. race in issues long before Zimmerman
    Two decades before George Zimmerman spotted a young man in a hoodie walking through a Florida subdivision, another case involving the shooting of an African American teenager roiled Southern California and exposed racial divisions. Latasha Harlins was...
  • Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

    Throwing the book at  'Thieves of Book Row'
    It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
  • Small birds may be able to cope with climate change, study says

    Small birds may be able to cope with climate change, study says
    Despite the potential havoc wreaked by climate change, it’s not all doom and gloom for our planet. A new study projects that certain types of short-lived, small birds will easily withstand global warming throughout this century, even under worst-...
  • Warming oceans could kill 'Hoff,' the David Hasselhoff crab

    Warming oceans could kill 'Hoff,' the David Hasselhoff crab
    The hairy-chested Yeti crab, which survives in an environment of no light, little oxygen, extreme temperatures and tremendous pressure, may not be able to survive a warming ocean, scientists say. The alien-like crab -- nicknamed the "Hoff" in honor of...
  • The mayor-elect's partner in life

    The mayor-elect's partner in life
    Midway through his election-night victory speech, Eric Garcetti turned toward the cluster of family on the stage behind him and invited his wife to step forward. He thanked her for "making our life work" under the stress of his run for mayor of Los...
  • UC Berkeley and UCLA ranked among top 10 universities worldwide

     
    The University of California system once again scored very well in an annual reputational ranking of world research universities by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, with UC Berkeley and UCLA in the top 10, officials announced Monday.....
  • Can the 'polygamy!!!' panic slow the progress of gay marriage?

     
    Dennis Byrne rises from the fainting couch to insist that gay-marriage advocates must now advocate for legalized polygamy, which he thinks must be next if one follows the U.S. Supreme Court's logic: We will have diluted the meaning of marriage......
  • Behind the wheel with Wayne Gerdes, world's most fuel-efficient driver

    Behind the wheel with Wayne Gerdes, world's most fuel-efficient driver
    The next time you’re inconvenienced by a driver barely going the speed minimum, hold your tongue and pull your finger. The driver could be Wayne Gerdes, arguably the most fuel-efficient driver in the world. Using techniques known as hypermiling,...
  • Shinzo Abe, hawkish former Japanese leader, eyes return to power

     
    Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was elected as head of the Liberal Democratic Party, a move that could pave the way for the hawkish politician to return as the nation's leader if elections are called this fall....
  • Caltech tops list of world's universities

     
    The California Institute of Technology once again tops the ranks of the world’s best research universities, while University of California campuses at Berkeley and Los Angeles maintained their top 20 positions despite massive state funding cuts to...
  • Gaffe-prone conservative Tony Abbott likely next Australian leader

    Gaffe-prone conservative Tony Abbott likely next Australian leader
    The conservative politician widely expected to emerge as Australia's  prime minister after Saturday's parliamentary elections has mused publicly that it may not be "a bad thing" that men have more power than women. Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott has...