UC Berkeley professor Dr. Walter Alvarez will be honored with the prestigious Vetlesen Prize for his theory on the final wipe-out of dinosaurs and other pre-historic Earth-dwellers. One giant meteor, he says. Funny, the theory sounds a bit familiar to us. [KCBS]

UC researchers criticized Governor Schwarzenegger for cutting labor funding for the Miguel Contreras Labor Program by 100 percent. That’s $5.4 million less money than expected that lab workers will be seeing. Hoo-ha, that’s a lot of money. [Cal Aggie]

Ex-UC Berkeley employee just earned himself eight years in the slammer. Apparently, it isn’t a good idea to send “disturbing child pornography” through a university computer, even if your partner won’t allow it at home. [Mercury News]

Earlier: Blood and Bloodlessness