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The 20 best executive MBA programs in the world

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania placed second in QS Quacquarelli Symonds' 2021 ranking of the best executive MBA programs in the world. REUTERS QS Quacquarelli Symonds just released its latest ranking: the best executive MBA programs globally. HEC Paris moved up to the top spot, pushing Penn's Wharton School down to No. 2. The following are the 20 executive MBA programs that ranked at the top of the 2021 QS ranking. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Europe, France, Mba, Careers, Trends, Features, UC Berkeley, United, Penn, Northwestern University, Wharton School, INSEAD, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Charles Mostoller, Business School

How should California confront wildfire threat?

Physicist Albert Einstein is widely, albeit erroneously, thought to have said that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” but regardless of its source, the aphorism accurately reflects California’s attitude about wildfires. Year after year, destructive fires whip through communities in the “wildland-urban interface,” often killing those who cannot or will not leave their homes and causing untold billions of dollars in property losses. The frequenc...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Albert Einstein, Bill, UC Berkeley, Capitol, Ricardo Lara, Dan Walters, Lara, Noel Perry, Opinion columns, Center for Community Innovation, WUI Wildlands Urban Interface

How Power Corrupts Your Instinct for Cooperation

Emiliana Simon-Thomas is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center, where she co-teaches The Science of Happiness, a free, eight-week online course that “explores the roots of a happy, meaningful life.” She earned her Ph.D. in psychology from UC Berkeley in 2004, studying how emotional and cognitive processes interact to shape behavior and brain activity. In the interview below, Simon-Thomas talks about how humans are a collective species that thrives on collaboration. But power a...
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Graphene 'camera' captures real-time electrical activity of beating heart

Scientists today track electrical signals and voltage changes in neurons and muscle cells by labeling individual cells or probing with electrodes. UC Berkeley and Stanford scientists have developed a new type of sensor that employs a sheet of graphene to get a continuous measure of electric field in these tissues. Electric fields change graphene's reflectance. The physicists found a way to amplify and measure the changes caused by action potentials in a beating embryonic chicken heart.
Tags: Science, Stanford, Electric, UC Berkeley

18 valuable pieces of advice from the best graduation speeches of all time

Issa Rae. Theo Wargo/Getty Images Most commencement speeches tend to follow a similar formula. However, some are so inspiring they are remembered long after graduation. Issa Rae was praised for her Stanford commencement speech that quoted the rap song "Wipe Me Down." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer." - Shonda Rhimes' 2014 speech at Dartmouth College Shonda Rhimes at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth/YouTube The...
Tags: Apple, Motivation, Hbo, Cook, Shonda Rhimes, Jobs, Education, Entertainment, Stephen Colbert, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Careers, America, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy

Pandemic restrictions will largely vanish this week. Politics? Or science?

At the stroke of midnight on June 15, the spell will break. Masks can fall. Churches and gyms and movie theaters can fill up. We’ll finally be able to tell a smile from a scowl, and sales of lip balm — and, perhaps, breath mints — will surely rise. As California stands on the precipice of normalcy after more than a year of pandemic drama and trauma, some worry. Are we really ready? Is the state that valiantly vowed to follow the science really following the science? Juliana Ibaraki, a junior ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, California, Stanford, India, Sport, European Union, Public Health, Soccer, Metallica, States, UC Berkeley, Ny, New York State

Empathic Parole Officers Can Help People Stay Out of Jail

Heavy caseloads, job stress, and biases can strain relations between parole and probation officers and their clients, upping offenders’ likelihood of landing back behind bars. On a more hopeful note, a new UC Berkeley study suggests that nonjudgmental empathy training helps court-appointed supervision officers feel more emotionally connected to their clients and, arguably, better able to deter them from criminal backsliding. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Ac...
Tags: Parenting, UC Berkeley, East Coast, National Academy of Sciences, Jason Okonofua, Berkeley News Read, Okonofua

We're scientists who don't want to see business travel to return to normal after the pandemic. Here's why.

Attendees at the Roblox Developer Conference on in Burlingame, California. Ian Tuttle/Getty Images Katherine H. Freeman is a geochemist at Penn State, and Raymond Jeanloz is a geophysicist at the UC Berkeley. They say virtual conferences should continue post-pandemic to improve access and be more eco-conscious. This article was produced in collaboration with Knowable Magazine, a digital publication covering science. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2020, the annual comm...
Tags: Japan, California, US, Trends, World Health Organization, Edinburgh, University Of California Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Penn State, American Geophysical Union, European Geosciences Union, Burlingame California, Knowable Magazine, Katherine H Freeman, Raymond Jeanloz, Katherine Freeman Katherine Freeman

Scientists Create an Interactive Map of the 13 Emotions Evoked by Music: Joy, Sadness, Desire, Annoyance, and More

Most of our playlists today are filled with music about emotions: usually love, of course, but also excitement, defiance, anger, devastation, and a host of others besides. We listen to these songs in order to appreciate the musicianship that went into them, but also to indulge in their emotions for ourselves. As for what exactly evokes these feelings within us, lyrics only do part of the job, and perhaps a small part at that. In search of a more rigorous conception of which sonic qualities trig...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Science, College, China, Neuroscience, United States, Ed Sheeran, Berkeley, Seoul, UC Berkeley, Al Green, Vivaldi, Hitchcock, Anwar, Greater Good Science Center

Cal OSHA Withdraws Controversial Mask Rules In The Workplace

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Levi's CEO says Amazon's '$20 an hour' wages are forcing the jeans maker to rethink worker pay amid the tight labor market

Chip Bergh, President and CEO of Levi Strauss. Thomson Reuters Levi's has a hard time finding workers when there's an Amazon distribution center nearby. CEO Chip Bergh told the AP that he's "considering right now what we have to do with our wage rates." Amazon hired more than 500,000 people in 2020, and the majority of workers earn over $16 per hour. See more stories on Insider's business page. Levi Strauss and Co. has been selling jeans for 168 years, but 2021 is proving p...
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Are heavy metals toxic? Scientists find surprising new clues in yeast

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have compiled the most complete library yet of lanthanide heavy metals and their potential toxicity -- by exposing baker's yeast to lanthanides. Their findings could help researchers uncover hidden pathways between lanthanide metals and disease.
Tags: Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab

Naftali Bennett: The tech millionaire son of Berkeley 'left-wingers' who is poised to take over from Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu

Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked during a press conference in Tel Aviv on December 29, 2018. JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images Pending a Knesset vote, Naftali Bennett will become Israel's next prime minister. He was raised by two UC Berkeley graduates and has lived in Israel, Canada, and the US. The right-wing multimillionaire was also controversially involved in the 1996 "Qana Massacre" of 106 civilians. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel's longest-serving prim...
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Might the California Supreme Court find a procedural flaw in the state's many death sentences?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by the notable oral argument that took place last week in the California Supreme Court.  This Los Angeles Times piece, headlined "California’s top court weighs overturning hundreds of death penalty sentences," provides this account and context. Here are excerpts: For decades, California’s highest court has left it up to individual jurors to decide whether certain circumstances increase the severity of a crime and thereby warrant the death penal...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, California Supreme Court, UC Berkeley, Liu, Groban, Goodwin Liu, Newsom, Douglas A Berman, Kent Scheidegger, Scheidegger, California Supreme Court This Los Angeles Times, Elisabeth A Semel, Liu Cuellar

Is Earth's core lopsided? Strange goings-on in our planet's interior

Seismic waves generated by earthquakes travel through Earth's solid iron inner core faster in the direction of the rotation axis than along the equator. UC Berkeley scientists created a core growth model to explain this. To fit seismic data, the model predicts that asymmetric growth of the core leads to crystal movement that preferentially aligns iron-nickel crystals north-south. The model implies that the core is only 0.5-1.5 billion years old, a fraction of Earth's age.
Tags: Science, Earth, UC Berkeley

United States: UC Berkeley CRISPR Patent Revoked In Europe Due To Invalid Priority Claim - Proskauer Rose LLP

CRISPR patents continue to face priority challenges in Europe. Following an earlier revocation of CRISPR patent EP2771468 based on a successful priority challenge, another foundational CRISPR patent EP3241902, ...
Tags: Europe, News, United States, UC Berkeley, Crispr, Proskauer Rose LLP

UC Berkeley's free Science of Happiness course taught me simple ways to connect with the people I love and appreciate what I have

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Insider The Science of Happiness is an online course from UC Berkeley, offered through edX. This class uses positive psychology, exercises, and surveys to explain steps to becoming happier. I signed up for this course and it helped me boost my feelings of gratitude and social connection. Have you ever wondered why you feel happy when doing something for other people, or when you build new ...
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Envisioning safer cities with AI

UC Berkeley researchers developed a suite of AI tools that can automatically identify characteristics of every buildings in a city and compute the risks they would face during a natural hazard event. The team tested the tools with simulated earthquakes in San Francisco; and hurricanes in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the Texas coast, and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The simulations generated realistic spatial distributions of buildings and identified some building characteristics with 100% accuracy.
Tags: Texas, Science, San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Atlantic City New Jersey, Lake Charles Louisiana

UTEC, one of Asia’s largest deep-tech investment firms, launches new $275M fund

The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC), a deep-tech investment firm, announced the first close of its fifth fund, which is expected to total 30 billion JPY (or about $275 million USD) by June 2021. UTEC currently has about $780 million in total assets under management, and says this makes it one of the largest venture capital funds focused on science and tech in Japan, and one of the largest deep-tech funds in Asia. UTEC is an independent firm that works closely with universities. ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, Japan, Samsung, Tech, Venture Capital, UC Berkeley, Blume Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Cox Automotive

Lorena Gonzalez once again puts union power ahead of workers

Leave it to Lorena Gonzalez to name a bill the FAST Recovery Act even though it would slow the state’s economic rebound. Gonzalez, D-Organized Labor, is best known as the author of Assembly Bill 5, which gained national notoriety after it stripped countless freelancers of their incomes. Voters in 2020 delivered a resounding verdict on the law’s applicability to “gig workers,” approving the Proposition 22 ballot measure which preserves these workers’ status as independent contractors. Not content...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, SEIU, UC Berkeley, Ucla, Robert Reich, Gonzalez, LA County, Labor Department, Cal OSHA, Lorena Gonzalez, Michael Saltsman, Employment Policies Institute, Guest Commentary

Diamonds engage both optical microscopy and MRI for better imaging

Microdiamonds with nitrogen vacancy centers are increasingly used as biological tracers thanks to the optical fluorescence of NV centers. But the NV centers also can be spin-polarized by low-power lasers, and the polarized centers then polarize nearby carbon-13 atoms occurring naturally in the diamonds. These hyperpolarized C-13 atoms can be detected by NMR imaging. UC Berkeley chemists now demonstrate dual-mode imaging with NV-center diamonds, potentially allowing high-quality imaging 10 times ...
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San Fernando student’s award-winning art captures a masked moment of joy during a rotten year

Kathia Hernandez, 17, poses in Sylmar on Thursday, May 13, 2021 with her painting “Skating Summer Days,” a selfie with her friends, which is headed to the U.S. Capitol after she won a Congressional Art Competition. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Because the year 2020 wasn’t turning out to be the very best for 17-year-old Kathia Hernandez, she wanted to capture one of the happiest moments of the pandemic in an art piece that won first place in a local congressional a...
Tags: Health, Art, New York, News, Education, Congress, California, Mexico, Government, America, Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, House, Community, Bangladesh

It shouldn’t be illegal to build housing without parking

Should local governments be able to force developers to build parking near transit? It would seem like an absurd question, if it wasn’t the law of the land: Across California, nearly every proposal to build near a bus stop or train station must come with acres of parking lots or towering parking garages. But a new bill winding its way through the California state legislature could soon change all that. Sponsored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Assembly Bill 1401 would prohibit cities from impo...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, America, San Francisco, Sport, Iran, Soccer, San Diego, Buffalo, Orange County, UC Berkeley, Ucla, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine

How imperfect memory causes poor choices

A new study from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and UC San Francisco's Department of Neurology combines insights from economics and psychology with decision-making experiments and fMRI brain scans to examine how our imperfect memories affect our decision making. Answering this question could hold implications for everything from conducting consumer research and crafting public policy to managing neurodegenerative diseases.
Tags: Science, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, Haas School of Business, Department of Neurology

Excitation spectral microscopy integrates multi-target imaging and quantitative biosensing

The multiplexing capability of fluorescence microscopy provides valuable means for interrogating complex intracellular dynamics. Scientists from UC-Berkeley demonstrated that excitation spectral microscopy can integrate multi-target imaging of up to 6 subcellular structures with quantitative imaging of fluorescent biosensors in live cells. Among other results, they elucidated the evolution of the mitochondrial matrix pH in the complex, Parkin-mediated mitophagy pathway. This new spectral imaging...
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New images reveal Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its smaller counterpart, Red Spot Jr., in stunning detail

Three images of Jupiter show the gas giant in different types of light: infrared (left), visible, and ultraviolet (right). International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/NASA/ESA, M.H. Wong and I. de Pater (UC Berkeley) et al. Two telescopes have captured stunning images of Jupiter in regular, infrared, and ultraviolet light. The images can help astronomers study storms and hot spots in the planet's atmosphere. Infrared imaging revealed that Jupiter's shrinking Great Red Spot is...
Tags: Photos, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hubble, Hawaii, Planets, University Of California Berkeley, Jupiter, UC Berkeley, Hubble Space Telescope, Wong, Jr

Caitlyn Jenner says she skipped the 2020 election to play golf and has never voted for Trump

Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the 4th annual Women's March LA: Women Rising at Pershing Square on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Image Caitlyn Jenner says she's never voted for former President Donald Trump. Jenner told CNN in a recent interview that she skipped the 2020 election to play golf. Jenner said her experience in business, including selling exercise equipment on TV, makes her qualified to be governor. See more stories on Insider's...
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Kids in universal pre-K are more likely to attend college and graduate high school, study finds

John Moore/Getty Images A new study finds that children who attended universal pre-K were more likely to attend college. Universal pre-K also seems to have positive behavioral impacts on attendees across race and income. President Biden wants to establish universal pre-K and more affordable childcare in his new package. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden wants to establish universal pre-K as part of his infrastructure package, proposing a $200 billion inv...
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The 12 most popular UC Berkeley courses you can take for free online, including how to be happier at your job

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. UC Berkeley; Alyssa Powell/Insider The University of California, Berkeley is one of the top 5 schools in the world. It offers free online courses in everything from Bitcoin to the science of happiness. Below are 12 of the most popular free online UC Berkeley courses you can take through edX. Boasting alumni like Joan Didion and John Cho, the University of California, Berkeley is currently ranked the 4t...
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More dangerous COVID-19 variants spread as vaccines remains scarce abroad

You can go to the movies in a real theater. You can get vaccinated — and buy a gallon of milk — at the supermarket. Elsa has welcomed guests back to Disneyland, California has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the continental United States and locals might be forgiven if a springtime Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah animates their steps. Why not? In the United States, more than 43% of adults have received at least one vaccine dose, Europe is opening its arms to fully vaccinated visitors and the pandemic seems t...
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