In the latest James Bond film, a blend of sport and art created by Frenchman Sébastien Foucan upstaged the MI6. The opening sequence of Casino Royale was its most gripping, featuring Daniel Craig’s death-defying pursuit of Foucan as he leapt like a jaguar between buildings, danced across scaffolding, and consistently eluded the buff-but-less-agile 007, hundreds of feet in the air. Continue reading He Lives to Run
When Mikhail Avrekh, a recent transplant to Connecticut from the Bay Area, wants to find a kindred spirit, he simply looks for the spiral logo. To the Cal alum and Yale comp-lit graduate student, the Timbuk2 messenger bag that bears it has proven the equivalent of a secret Northern California handshake. Continue reading One for the Books
Somewhere in the miasma of 2000s pop-punk, Jacksonville’s Yellowcardshot to fame. When the band played UC Berkeley on Saturday, it showed it has no intention of dismounting the rocket. With a combination of anthemic lyrics, a charismatic frontman, and a violinist(!) who is more like a stealth secret weapon, Yellowcard delighted its small audience of mostly Asian Cal students. Continue reading Yellowcard at the Greek: A Day-After Show Review
Every year on the third Monday in March, medical school deans across the nation warn their senior students to stay alert for a pager call. Worse than a late-night code blue, that ring, if it comes, portends terrible news. Continue reading Surviving the Match
Image via SpectrumNews.org Autism’s sinister attack on children that start out appearing healthy, even precocious, is one of the most devastating trials a parent can endure. Fluent speech degenerates to monosyllables. Creative play becomes hand-flapping and repeated purposeless motion. Children react with the same indifference to strangers and loving parents. Continue reading What Causes Autism?
Image via DaSilvaInstitute.com Stem cell researchers may have taken the first steps toward conducting stem cell research without having to take the controversial step of destroying human embryos. Continue reading New Stem Cell Breakthrough Avoids Destroying Human Embryos
Image via EverydayHealth.com When you roll into the ER with crushing chest pain, does your skin color determine the care you get? A new study in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association suggests it very well might, though experts … Continue reading Race May Color Heart Doctors’ Choices
Image via Drugs.com When you’re filling out your family history at a new doctor’s office, you probably list things like your dad’s heart attack and your grandmother’s stroke. Continue reading Breast Cancer: Small Families, Silent Genes